[quote=deputy963;1985571]Hi, Trying the program out. It looks like it may be the simplest and fastest way to achieve playing my DVD collection from a Windows Home Server over my xbox360.
The problem is the profile shows 5.1 audio, but the completed conversion is not 5.1/dolby digital, or anything other than stereo.
Am I missing something? Overlooking a hidden checkbox? Senile?
Also, I’m trying to do them 720x400 so I can keep the original aspect ratio. If anyone is having any luck with this tell me whether you are using 1 or 2 pass and what bitrates you are having acceptable results with. This is going to a large hdtv, so quality is very important!
Thanks for your help, in advance![/quote]
I have a very similar situation to yours. I run Windows Media Center 2005 with my XBOX 360 as an extender. This is what I do to get original sounds from all my movies.
I use DVDFab to burn the movie as an ISO file and thats all I do. It has the original sound 5.1 or DTS or whatever it has. I then either do 2 things to use it for my 360:
- Burn a backup disk on Sony DVD-R’s of the ISO with DVD decrypter as I dont have Nero or any other program to burn. And they play back with surround sound and all that with no problem for me.
- I save the ISO file to my server harddrive. No modifications needed to the file. Then stream it to my 360 using a special app and codec programs to get Windows Media Center to recognize the file. They to also then play as 5.1 or whatever they were originally.
This has worked for me time and time again for your sound issue. I cant comment on HDTV as I dont have one. But as long as u dont compress it any the video quality should be there.
Hope this helps you and if u have any other questions just ask.
Also if this works for u and u need the apps that I use to get it to stream to my 360 just ask. (Im not sure of the rules of naming other apps and programs on the forums so I didnt say them)