Welcome to Doom9's Forum, THE in-place to be for everyone interested in DVD conversion.

Before you start posting please read the forum rules. By posting to this forum you agree to abide by the rules.

 

Go Back   Doom9's Forum > General > Audio encoding

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 23rd November 2009, 09:22   #1  |  Link
steveb2006
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 7
Newbie - Muxing Flac 5.1 for AVCHD for playback on PS3

Hi

I am an absolute newbie on this stuff. I am trying have my music video collection on a portable HDD in AVCHD format, so I can do away with discs. My little kid just hates to see working discs , so this is the best solution, I feel.

I once backed up an ISO file and when HDD space got at a premium started converting the main features to .mkv and DTS-HD or LPCM -> Flac 5.1 and deleted the ISO. Now that I bought a 42" TV, I want to watch it on it from PS3.

I need help in converting the Flac 5.1 (24 Bit/48KHz) back to LPCM 5.1, so I can use tsMuxer to make AVCHD to play on PS3 out of it, but I have not idea how to do it.

Can somebody please help me..
steveb2006 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd November 2009, 09:36   #2  |  Link
steveb2006
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 7
Forgot to mention, the file is 3+ GB and when using the flac front end to decode it, I get error Stream is too big to fit in a single wav.
steveb2006 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd November 2009, 12:58   #3  |  Link
tebasuna51
Moderator
 
tebasuna51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Spain
Posts: 5,883
Convert the FLAC to .W64 (like WAV but with a new header to support >4GB).
Last TsMuxer versions can accept .W64 files

To do the conversion you can use eac3to:

eac3to input.flac output.w64

One question, your PS3 can play PCM 5.1 audio?
You need a receiver conected with HDMI to the PS3.
The receiver show input audio like PCM 5.1?
__________________
BeHappy, AviSynth audio transcoder.
tebasuna51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd November 2009, 13:02   #4  |  Link
steveb2006
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 7
tebasuna51, Thanks.

I will try that.

Yes I have a receiver that can decode all HD formats, connected to PS3 via HDMI 1.3a cable.

I hope the AVCHD format will be playable with .w64 file from PS3.

Last edited by steveb2006; 24th November 2009 at 06:22.
steveb2006 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd November 2009, 13:36   #5  |  Link
steveb2006
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 7
Thanks, tebasuna51.

That worked flawlessly, at least the muxing part. eac3to took just under 3 minutes to do the conversion. tsMuxer recognized .w64 file as LPCM 5.1 channel with correct bitrate. Now all I need to check is the AVCHD will work on PS3.

I was reading around with no solution to this issue mentioned anywhere. I even resorted to using Audacity to separate the flac to 6 wav files, that is taking ages to complete (almost 15 hours now to load the file and to export all wav files).

So this is a real life saver!

steveb2006 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd November 2009, 16:19   #6  |  Link
tebasuna51
Moderator
 
tebasuna51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Spain
Posts: 5,883
Quote:
Originally Posted by steveb2006 View Post
Yes I have a receiver that can decode all HD formats, connected to PS3 via HDMI 1.3a cable.
Quote:
Originally Posted by steveb2006 View Post
Now all I need to check is the AVCHD will work on PS3.
Yes, please say us if PS3 can send PCM 5.1 to receiver.
__________________
BeHappy, AviSynth audio transcoder.
tebasuna51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd November 2009, 20:39   #7  |  Link
steveb2006
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by tebasuna51 View Post
Yes, please say us if PS3 can send PCM 5.1 to receiver.
Yes it did! Everything worked just as it should be. PS3 (fat) shows Linear PCM 5.1 6.7 mb/s for Audio. Everything is just the same like from playing from the disc. I guess my little daughter can keep playing with her expensive toy coasters

I am done with PS3 media server also, I guess, good as it is. The seek and chapters are too good to lose.

Only wish list is to get the chapter info from the disc to AVCHD which I haven't mastered and a little niggle is the need to rename the folders on the HDD.

Thanks buddy.
steveb2006 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd November 2009, 21:10   #8  |  Link
b66pak
Registered User
 
b66pak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: The Land Of Dracula (Romania - EU)
Posts: 934
N.B. lpcm 5.1 is played and displayed on screen by ps3 BUT if you use the standard stereo cable witch came in the box you will get ONLY the left and right channels (not 5.1 > 2.0 downmmix as it should!!!) so if it is dialog on the center channel you don't hear it...
_
b66pak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th November 2009, 01:58   #9  |  Link
tebasuna51
Moderator
 
tebasuna51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Spain
Posts: 5,883
@b66pak
We are talking about use HDMI conexion between PS3 and receiver.

And my question is if the receiver (by HDMI) recognize the PCM 5.1
__________________
BeHappy, AviSynth audio transcoder.
tebasuna51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th November 2009, 06:24   #10  |  Link
steveb2006
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by tebasuna51 View Post
@b66pak
And my question is if the receiver (by HDMI) recognize the PCM 5.1
Ah, Ok. Didn't check that. Will let you know.
steveb2006 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th November 2009, 19:30   #11  |  Link
b66pak
Registered User
 
b66pak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: The Land Of Dracula (Romania - EU)
Posts: 934
@tebasuna51 i am aware of the topic...that is the reason for N.B. (Nota Bene)...from wikipedia:

Quote:
Nota bene is a Latin and Italian phrase meaning "note well"[nb 1]. It is in the singular imperative mood, instructing one individual to note well the matter at hand. (The pluralis form is notate bene.) In present-day English, it is used to draw the attention of the reader to a certain (side) aspect or detail of the subject on hand, translating it as "pay attention" or "take notice". It is often written in the abbreviated form: N.B.
best regards...
_
b66pak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th November 2009, 21:07   #12  |  Link
steveb2006
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by tebasuna51 View Post

And my question is if the receiver (by HDMI) recognize the PCM 5.1
Funny the receiver says Stereo. I have the PS3 decode all the audio formats and send only LPCM (not bitstream). Even when I play DTS 5.1 or DTS-MA, the receiver only says Stereo. Wonder why?

BTW, I have only 2.1 system now, having sold my rear and surrounds for an upgrade. But that money is eaten by the TV. Anyway, wonder if the 2.1 speaker system is responsible for the Stereo message on the receiver
steveb2006 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
conversion, flac 5.1, lpcm 5.1

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 23:39.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.