Nero Recode 3 issues!

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#1

Hey, I’ve been backing up some dvds using Nero Recode 3. I have been using the default Nero Digital AVC profile. I haven’t changed any of the encoder settings for the AVC but instead of using AAC for the audio I want to use the original AC3 from the DVD. I’m not doing this to get 5.1 sound but simply because I don’t like the normalizing method that Nero Recode uses. For example gun fire sounds muffled and on the other hand, some whispers are too loud.

But when I do this the resultant mp4 file contains the AC3 stream but I can’t hear any audio and the frame rate is a bit jittery. No matter what media program I use to play it I have the same problem. If I do use AAC, the file works perfectly. I have never had issues playing mp4 files containing AC3 before this so I don’t know what the issue is.

I could use other programs such as Vobedit and Virtualdubmod to mux the audio into the mp4 but it would be a lot quicker if I could fix the problem with Recode. Does anybody know anything about this???


#2

There are some problems using AC3 in mp4 containers. I’ve seen some discussions on this at doom9 and the Handbrake developer forums (not a regular at either site, just doing some background research on this subject). Nero is apparently making a non-standard .mp4 container file when you use AC3 in one.

I haven’t used Recode in a very long time, but the only guide I found for converting to AVC with it says: [I]If you’re not going to play the file either with Nero’s Showtime player or on a Nero Digital certified standalone DVD player you should always encode to AAC.[/I]

http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/converting_dvd_to_avc_with_nero_recode_3.cfm