I'm struggling with how to verify that I'm getting 5.1 AAC audio into any output that MF 0.8.0b1 creates.
I have tried both of these:
AVI | AVC/H.264 Video / AC-3 Audio
AVI | MPEG-4 Video / AC-3 Audio
On the first format with QuickTime, and MPEG StreamClip, I just get a blank picture and no audio.
On the second format, I get a picture, but no audio.
Are there any QuickTime add-ons that will enable playing the above combinations?
Ultimately I want to find a combination to use Front Row and possibly AppleTV (yes, I see it's planned for MF futures); hoping to find a combination that works for Front Row, at least.
QT & MPEG StreamClip have this to say about the first format:
And for the second format:Video Tracks:
?, 720 Ãƒâ€” 304, 23.976 fps
DivX 5.0, 720 Ãƒâ€” 304, 23.976 fps
? stereo, 48 kHz
So, is there something in the way of a plug-in or optional codecs that I can install for QuickTime and Front Row to allow them to play the MF generated video + 5.1 output formats per above?
Is there something different that I could be doing with MF to produce output with 5.1 audio that is compatible with QT & FR? Or is this a case of must wait for MF to include Apple TV support per the feature listed in the known requests page?
I *did* just discover that VLC is fine with both MF outputs with AC-3 audio and is showing 5 channels.
Is there some way to have QT and FR leverage the VLC stuff -- like a VLC "plugin" to QT? And would that help FR at all? (Yeah, I'm clueless on whether FR is completely separate or does it leverage QT extensions?)