#496 Preserving TrueHD Audio

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2013-02-10
2013-01-27
JohnR
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Have noticed that at present (version 2286) MeGUI can't handle intact trueHD audio tracks.

Here's a method I use to do so - hope it helps:Re-Authoring Blu-Ray Main Movies With Intact TrueHD Audio Sound Tracks
Summary:
Instead of only extracting the lossy TrueHD core (640 Kbps AC3 audio), or converting the TrueHD track to FLAC or DTS (requires payware for DTS, FLAC has device compatibility issues), the method below preserves the original lossless Blu-Ray TrueHD audio track.

Software Used:

  1. DVDFab Passkey
  2. MeGUI
  3. mkvmerge GUI
  4. Clown_BD
  5. multiAVCHD
  6. ImgBurn

Steps:
1. Decrypt with DVDFab Passkey.
2. Load MeGUI.
a. Go to Tools\HD Streams Extractor.
b. Extract all required streams from the main movie playlist (*.mpls) file.
3. Load mkvmerge GUI.
a. Add .264 video stream, all required audio streams including the .thd (trueHD audio) track extracted in step 2b.
i. Use multiAVCHD to create chapters and subtitles; it’s easier than mkvmerge (see step 5).
b. Mux mkv file.
4. Load Clown_BD v0.79.
a. Add mkv file created in step 3b.
b. Choose M2TS container format option.
c. Clown_BD demuxes mkv streams, then remuxes to M2TS container with TrueHD audio.
5. Load multiAVCHD v4.1 build 771.
a. Add M2TS file created in step 4.
b. Click on “Subtitles & Audio” tab.
i. Uncheck the 2 TrueHD audio conversion checkboxes. Don’t want it converted!
ii. Click title to open extended properties.
iii. Load external subtitles extracted in step 2b.
iv. Browse for chapter file extracted in step 2b.; load chapters.
c. Go to Menu tab
i. Reset Headline text to authored Movie title.
ii. Check create chapter menu pages for one title.
1. For many title compilations, better to uncheck this.
d. Click START button on main menu page.
i. Choose “Blu-ray Disc” option.
e. Let compilation finish (takes 10-20 minutes on a decent quad core).
6. Rename AVCHD folder created by multiAVCHD compilation to Blu-Ray title name.
7. Load blank blu-ray disk.
8. Load ImgBurn.
a. From “Ez-Mode Picker”, choose “Write files/folders to disc”.
b. Choose top level blu-ray folder renamed in step 6.
c. Click “Build” button.
9. When burn finishes, you’re done!

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Feature Requests: #496

Discussion

  • Zathor
    Zathor
    2013-01-27

    Why do you think that TrueHD cannot be used in MeGUI or is not working?

     
  • JohnR
    JohnR
    2013-01-27

    Hi Zathor:

    Thanks for getting back to me.

    Here’s an MeGUI log of an attempt to mux the blu-ray video stream and the thd audio track for “Star Trek: First Contact” to m2ts with the adaptive muxer (tried m2ts muxer, same result):

    [Error] Log

    -[Information] Versions

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:44:25 AM] MeGUI: 2286

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:44:25 AM] Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64 SP1 (6.1.65536.7601)

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:44:25 AM] .Net Framework: 4.0 (4.0.30319)

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:44:25 AM] AviSynth: 2.5.8.5 (12/21/2008 9:46:54 PM)

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:44:25 AM] AvisynthWrapper: 1/2/2009 8:34:04 PM

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:44:25 AM] Haali Matroska Splitter: 1.11.288.0 (9/8/2011 3:01:08 PM)

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:44:25 AM] Haali DSS2: 9/8/2011 3:00:28 PM

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:44:25 AM] ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib: 0.85.5.452 (8/8/2008 4:31:12 AM)

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:44:25 AM] LinqBridge: 1.0.0.0 (5/28/2009 9:24:34 AM)

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:44:25 AM] MediaInfo: 0.7.61.0 (10/21/2012 4:29:05 PM)

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:44:25 AM] MediaInfoWrapper: 0.7.61.0 (1/6/2013 2:47:15 PM)

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:44:25 AM] MessageBoxExLib: 1.0.2218.28317 (12/20/2008 4:53:04 AM)

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:44:25 AM] SevenZipSharp: 0.64.3890.29348 (1/2/2011 6:59:32 PM)

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:44:25 AM] 7z: 9.20 (11/19/2010 12:27:34 AM)

    -[Information] Update detection

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:44:25 AM] Connecting to server: http://megui.xvidvideo.ru/auto/

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:44:26 AM] All files are up to date

    -[Information] Log for job8 (mux, T1_Video - .264 -> T1_Video - -muxed.mkv)

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:45:12 AM] Started handling job

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:45:12 AM] Preprocessing

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:45:12 AM] MediaInfo

    ---[Information] File: G:\Video\T1_Video - .264

    ---[Information] General

    ----[Information] Format: AVC

    ----[Information] FormatString: AVC

    ----[Information] FileSize: 18894135850

    ----[Information] PlayTime:

    ---[Information] Video

    ----[Information] ID:

    ----[Information] StreamOrder:

    ----[Information] Width: 1920

    ----[Information] Height: 1080

    ----[Information] FrameCount:

    ----[Information] FrameRate: 23.976

    ----[Information] FrameRateOriginal:

    ----[Information] FrameRateMode:

    ----[Information] ScanType: Progressive

    ----[Information] Codec: AVC

    ----[Information] CodecString: AVC

    ----[Information] Format: AVC

    ----[Information] AspectRatio: 1.778

    ----[Information] AspectRatioString: 16:9

    ----[Information] Delay:

    ----[Information] Title:

    ----[Information] Language:

    ----[Information] LanguageString:

    ----[Information] Default:

    ----[Information] DefaultString:

    ----[Information] Forced:

    ----[Information] ForcedString:

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:45:12 AM] MediaInfo

    ---[Information] File: G:\Video\T2_Audio - English.thd

    ---[Information] General

    ----[Information] Format: TrueHD

    ----[Information] FormatString: TrueHD

    ----[Information] FileSize: 3236756182

    ----[Information] PlayTime:

    ---[Information] Audio

    ----[Information] ID:

    ----[Information] StreamOrder:

    ----[Information] Format: TrueHD

    ----[Information] FormatProfile:

    ----[Information] FormatSettingsSBR:

    ----[Information] FormatSettingsPS:

    ----[Information] SamplingRate: 48000

    ----[Information] SamplingRateString: 48.0 KHz

    ----[Information] Channels: 6

    ----[Information] ChannelsString: 6 channels

    ----[Information] ChannelPositionsString2: 3/2/0.1

    ----[Information] BitRateMode: VBR

    ----[Information] Delay:

    ----[Information] Title:

    ----[Information] Language:

    ----[Information] LanguageString:

    ----[Information] Default:

    ----[Information] DefaultString:

    ----[Information] Forced:

    ----[Information] ForcedString:

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:45:12 AM] Job commandline: "D:\Program Files (x86)\MeGUI_x86\tools\mkvmerge\mkvmerge.exe" -o "H:\MeGUIBuild\T1_Video - -muxed.mkv" --engage keep_bitstream_ar_info --default-duration 0:24000/1001fps "--compression" "0:none" -d "0" --no-chapters -A -S "G:\Video\T1_Video - .264" --language 0:eng "--compression" "0:none" -a 0 --no-chapters -D -S "G:\Video\T2_Audio - English.thd" --ui-language en

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:45:13 AM] Muxing started

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:45:47 AM] Process exits with error: 0xFFFFFFFF (-1)

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:45:47 AM] Standard output stream

    ---[NoImage] mkvmerge v6.0.0 ('Coming Up For Air') built on Jan 20 2013 09:52:00

    ---[NoImage] 'G:\Video\T1_Video - .264': Using the demultiplexer for the format 'AVC/h.264'.

    ---[NoImage] 'G:\Video\T2_Audio - English.thd': Using the demultiplexer for the format 'TrueHD'.

    ---[NoImage] 'G:\Video\T1_Video - .264' track 0: Using the output module for the format 'AVC/h.264'.

    ---[NoImage] 'G:\Video\T2_Audio - English.thd' track 0: Using the output module for the format 'TrueHD'.

    ---[NoImage] The file 'H:\MeGUIBuild\T1_Video - -muxed.mkv' has been opened for writing.

    ---[NoImage] 'G:\Video\T1_Video - .264' track 0: Extracted the aspect ratio information from the MPEG-4 layer 10 (AVC) video data and set the display dimensions to 1920/1080.

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:45:48 AM] Standard error stream

    --[Information] Deleting aborted output

    ---[Information] [1/27/2013 6:45:48 AM] Delete aborted ouptut set: True

    ---[Information] [1/27/2013 6:45:48 AM] File to delete: H:\MeGUIBuild\T1_Video - -muxed.mkv

    ---[Information] [1/27/2013 6:45:48 AM] File deleted

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:45:48 AM] Job completed

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:45:48 AM] Current job was aborted

    -[Error] Log for job9 (mux, T1_Video - .264 -> T1_Video - -muxed.m2ts)

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:46:21 AM] Started handling job

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:46:21 AM] Preprocessing

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:46:21 AM] MediaInfo

    ---[Information] File: G:\Video\T1_Video - .264

    ---[Information] General

    ----[Information] Format: AVC

    ----[Information] FormatString: AVC

    ----[Information] FileSize: 18894135850

    ----[Information] PlayTime:

    ---[Information] Video

    ----[Information] ID:

    ----[Information] StreamOrder:

    ----[Information] Width: 1920

    ----[Information] Height: 1080

    ----[Information] FrameCount:

    ----[Information] FrameRate: 23.976

    ----[Information] FrameRateOriginal:

    ----[Information] FrameRateMode:

    ----[Information] ScanType: Progressive

    ----[Information] Codec: AVC

    ----[Information] CodecString: AVC

    ----[Information] Format: AVC

    ----[Information] AspectRatio: 1.778

    ----[Information] AspectRatioString: 16:9

    ----[Information] Delay:

    ----[Information] Title:

    ----[Information] Language:

    ----[Information] LanguageString:

    ----[Information] Default:

    ----[Information] DefaultString:

    ----[Information] Forced:

    ----[Information] ForcedString:

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:46:21 AM] MediaInfo

    ---[Information] File: G:\Video\T2_Audio - English.thd

    ---[Information] General

    ----[Information] Format: TrueHD

    ----[Information] FormatString: TrueHD

    ----[Information] FileSize: 3236756182

    ----[Information] PlayTime:

    ---[Information] Audio

    ----[Information] ID:

    ----[Information] StreamOrder:

    ----[Information] Format: TrueHD

    ----[Information] FormatProfile:

    ----[Information] FormatSettingsSBR:

    ----[Information] FormatSettingsPS:

    ----[Information] SamplingRate: 48000

    ----[Information] SamplingRateString: 48.0 KHz

    ----[Information] Channels: 6

    ----[Information] ChannelsString: 6 channels

    ----[Information] ChannelPositionsString2: 3/2/0.1

    ----[Information] BitRateMode: VBR

    ----[Information] Delay:

    ----[Information] Title:

    ----[Information] Language:

    ----[Information] LanguageString:

    ----[Information] Default:

    ----[Information] DefaultString:

    ----[Information] Forced:

    ----[Information] ForcedString:

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:46:22 AM] mux script

    ---[NoImage] MUXOPT --no-pcr-on-video-pid --new-audio-pes --vbr --vbv-len=500

    ---[NoImage] V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC, "G:\Video\T1_Video - .264", fps=23.976 , insertSEI, contSPS

    ---[NoImage] , "G:\Video\T2_Audio - English.thd", lang=eng

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:46:22 AM] Job commandline: "D:\Program Files (x86)\MeGUI_x86\tools\tsmuxer\tsmuxer.exe" "H:\MeGUIBuild\T1_Video - -muxed.meta" "H:\MeGUIBuild\T1_Video - -muxed.m2ts"

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:46:22 AM] Muxing started

    --[Error] [1/27/2013 6:46:22 AM] Process exits with error: 0xFFFFFFFE (-2)

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:46:22 AM] Standard output stream: SmartLabs tsMuxeR. Version 1.10.6 http://www.smlabs.net

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:46:22 AM] Standard error stream: Unsupported codec

    --[Information] [1/27/2013 6:46:22 AM] Job completed

    Here’s part of my ffdshow config for trueHD:

    Same error happens on both of my Win7 64bit PCs. For some reason Clown_BD does mux to m2ts.

    From: Zathor [mailto:zathor@users.sf.net]
    Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2013 1:54 AM
    To: [megui:feature-requests]
    Subject: [megui:feature-requests] #496 Preserving TrueHD Audio

    Why do you think that TrueHD cannot be used in MeGUI or is not working?


    [feature-requests:#496] http://sourceforge.net/p/megui/feature-requests/496/ Preserving TrueHD Audio

    Status: open
    Created: Sun Jan 27, 2013 01:26 AM UTC by JohnR
    Last Updated: Sun Jan 27, 2013 01:26 AM UTC
    Owner: nobody

    Have noticed that at present (version 2286) MeGUI can't handle intact trueHD audio tracks.

    Here's a method I use to do so - hope it helps:Re-Authoring Blu-Ray Main Movies With Intact TrueHD Audio Sound Tracks
    Summary:
    Instead of only extracting the lossy TrueHD core (640 Kbps AC3 audio), or converting the TrueHD track to FLAC or DTS (requires payware for DTS, FLAC has device compatibility issues), the method below preserves the original lossless Blu-Ray TrueHD audio track.

    Software Used:

    1. DVDFab Passkey
    2. MeGUI
    3. mkvmerge GUI
    4. Clown_BD
    5. multiAVCHD
    6. ImgBurn

    Steps:
    1. Decrypt with DVDFab Passkey.
    2. Load MeGUI.
    a. Go to Tools\HD Streams Extractor.
    b. Extract all required streams from the main movie playlist (*.mpls) file.
    3. Load mkvmerge GUI.
    a. Add .264 video stream, all required audio streams including the .thd (trueHD audio) track extracted in step 2b.
    i. Use multiAVCHD to create chapters and subtitles; it’s easier than mkvmerge (see step 5).
    b. Mux mkv file.
    4. Load Clown_BD v0.79.
    a. Add mkv file created in step 3b.
    b. Choose M2TS container format option.
    c. Clown_BD demuxes mkv streams, then remuxes to M2TS container with TrueHD audio.
    5. Load multiAVCHD v4.1 build 771.
    a. Add M2TS file created in step 4.
    b. Click on “Subtitles & Audio” tab.
    i. Uncheck the 2 TrueHD audio conversion checkboxes. Don’t want it converted!
    ii. Click title to open extended properties.
    iii. Load external subtitles extracted in step 2b.
    iv. Browse for chapter file extracted in step 2b.; load chapters.
    c. Go to Menu tab
    i. Reset Headline text to authored Movie title.
    ii. Check create chapter menu pages for one title.
    1. For many title compilations, better to uncheck this.
    d. Click START button on main menu page.
    i. Choose “Blu-ray Disc” option.
    e. Let compilation finish (takes 10-20 minutes on a decent quad core).
    6. Rename AVCHD folder created by multiAVCHD compilation to Blu-Ray title name.
    7. Load blank blu-ray disk.
    8. Load ImgBurn.
    a. From “Ez-Mode Picker”, choose “Write files/folders to disc”.
    b. Choose top level blu-ray folder renamed in step 6.
    c. Click “Build” button.
    9. When burn finishes, you’re done!


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    Feature Requests: #496

  • Zathor
    Zathor
    2013-02-10

    Yes, tsmuxer cannot handle TrueHD tracks. Therefore I have disabled that in 2291. Thanks!