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converting truehd to e-ac3 7.1

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:16 pm
by migzy_1
Description of problem or question:

converting truehd to e-ac3 7.1 but the option is not shown, will it come any time soon

Steps to reproduce the problem (If Applicable):

HandBrake version (e.g., 1.0.0): 1.2.2

Operating system and version (e.g., Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Windows 10 Creators Update):


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Re: converting truehd to e-ac3 7.1

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:45 pm
by Nomis101
I know, 7.1 streams are currently a problem. This is, because ffmpeg does currently not support >6 channels in E-AC-3 audio encoder.
See also and
The only option (on Mac) is to use the AAC encoder, which supports 7.1 channels (if your TrueHD stream has Dolby Atmos information, I'm not sure if conversion to AAC will keep this information, but I don't think so).