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Old 25th August 2011, 16:03   #1  |  Link
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MKV and Audio Codecs

I'm looking for opinions on which audio codec would be the best for using in MKV creation. By best I mean the one that produces good quality and has the least compatibility issues.

I'm creating 8-10 GB x264 rips of my BDs with 2 channel downmixed audio. I've been playing around with nero's AAC, lame MP3, FLAC, and OGG.

some of the problems I've found:
  1. FLAC is huge.
  2. AAC doesn't demux from MKV as well as others, especially if vbr.
  3. OGG gets corrupted sometimes when mkclean.exe is used. I like using mkclean because it makes seeking really smooth and quick in my player of choice (j.river mediacenter).
  4. AAC and MP3 aren't open source.

Any opinions would be appreciated.
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use AC3 then...aften encoder is open source...
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try different aac encoders maybe. like quicktime's or winamp's

quicktime appears to be CBR though.

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Since you're using 2.0 audio, why not choose MP2 ? Any bitrate between 224kbps and 384kbps will be fine.
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