Transcode AC-3 & DTS on the fly for iPad but not the AVC Video

  • EBP

    Hello I'm running MediaTomb 0.12.1 on Fedora 17 in a headless NAS on a pentium E2160.

    I am trying to stream MKVs to my kids iPad (retina screen - so HD would be nice).

    All my MKVs seem to contain either DTS or AC-3, which no apps for the iPad will play. The video itself plays fine so I don't want to transcode that, and I doubt the NAS would be up to transcoding it.

    What I want to do is to convert the any audio (even when inside MKV container) into something the ipad can handle like AAC - and to do this audio conversion on the fly, whilst leaving the video untouched.

    I have no idea where to start, would some-one be kind enough to point me in the right direction?

    Thanks a lot