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#192239 2-Mar-2016 17:33
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My Blu-ray player list various video formats that it can play that includes AC3 as the audio component but under Audio formats AC3 is not listed and in fact when I try to play an AC3 file on a usb stick the file is not seen by the player.

 

I am confused as to why it can play the audio if part of a video file but not as a stand-alone audio file.

 

If this is really the case, what other audio formats could I convert the AC3 file to that will preserve the 5.1 surround sound?

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the relevant section of the manual.

 

 





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  #1505245 2-Mar-2016 21:53
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It's probably a container issue. Try using something like tsmuxer  http://www.videohelp.com/software/tsMuxeR' target='_blank'>http://www.videohelp.com/software/tsMuxeR  to mux the AC3 file into a .ts container with no video file and see if the player can play it. 





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  #1505936 4-Mar-2016 13:02
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are you playing it as an audio file or video file ?

 

try selecting audio file and see if it comes up ?


 
 
 
 




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  #1505938 4-Mar-2016 13:05
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I am trying to play it as an audio file.




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  #1505945 4-Mar-2016 13:18
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As I noted in my earlier post, AC3 is not a standard format for BD players. They play AC3 format in conntainers, normally .ts or .m2ts. By using Tsmuxer you can put the audio file into the right container and not even bother muxing in a video. Worth a try.




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  #1506149 4-Mar-2016 18:39
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Thanks, back at my computer now so will give that a try.




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  #1506169 4-Mar-2016 19:10
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OK, I used tsMuxer to produce a .ts file and an m2ts file. The Blue Ray player can see both files under the Movie tab but cant play them.





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  #1506221 4-Mar-2016 21:01
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Choose the AVCHD option and txmuxer will create a folder structure staring with BDMV. It should have a folder named Stream below it below which there will be a file named 00000.m2ts

 

Then point your bluray player to the BDMV folder.

 

 

 

 

 

 





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System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  #1506231 4-Mar-2016 21:20
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Thanks, I tried that but same result "Cannot play this file." :-(





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  #1506249 4-Mar-2016 21:27
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Then I don't know since the standard is for Bluray players to be able to play format in the AVCHD format.  What brand player do you have?





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System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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