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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:40 am 
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I am not trying to play DTS files in foobar but trying to use foobar to convert flac DTS to wav DTS in order to burn onto a CD.

why not a easy way?

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eac3to audio.dts audio.wav -simple

the parameter '-simple' is not in the eac3to help file(help file is outdated).
parameter explanations here: http://forum.doom9.org/showpost.php?p=1 ... count=9592


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:29 pm 
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umaguma wrote:
I am not trying to play DTS files in foobar but trying to use foobar to convert flac DTS to wav DTS in order to burn onto a CD.

Thanks though. Maybe I can find something in the foobar forums.


If you want to save yourself some discs, you may just want to mount the image file you create with Daemon Tools and play it that way to see if it worked out okay.

Some very good advice was given after my post, though. Give it a shot. Keep on swinging. We'll keep on throwing you balls. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:06 pm 
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Just that I try to understand it, when you talk about "flac DTS" is that a DTSWav that got converted to Flac and that you want to convert back to DTSWav?[/quote]


yes!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:15 pm 
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Wow, you guys are great.

I really appreciate all the help.

OK, Just to recap here. These are DTSwav files that have been converted to flac that I want to convert back so I can burn onto a CD to play back through my DTS surround system.

Foobar did not work, Flac frontend did not work, Roxio did not work (all of these converted & burned well, but only 2 channels).

Is the dts really lost when a wav is converted to Flac?

If so then why convert these type of files to flac if one will loose the multi channel mix?

I will try Daemon tools next.

Thanks again guys.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:24 pm 
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umaguma wrote:
umaguma wrote:
Just that I try to understand it, when you talk about "flac DTS" is that a DTSWav that got converted to Flac and that you want to convert back to DTSWav?



yes!

Well, then Jack's answer is the procedure to follow i.e. just use FLAC and the front-end GUI to decode the FLAC back to WAV (which in your case contains DTS information). There are other tools around like eac3to, Foobar, AudioMuxer that can convert Flac back to Wav.
Should it not work, then you can always PM me a sample and I will have a closer look at it, otherwise you could be running in circles with all the information we are throwing at you.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:27 pm 
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OK. I see you got a bit further.....
Normally with Flac or Ape you do not lose the "contents" of the Wav, so the DTS information did not get lost.
My proposal to have a closer look at a sample still stands ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:49 pm 
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umaguma wrote:
Thanks for the reply.

I tried foobar once again following your instructions. Loaded the DTS decoder, set my visualizations to VU & again only showing 2 channels.

Unless all my FLAC DTS are only stereo I don't know what else to do.

I tried 5 different flac dts albums and all are showing 2 channels.

Again, I really appreciate your efforts but I am at wits end wasting CD's trying to figure this out.

You can play the flacs directly with foobar. When you load and play one of your flacs (of a dtswav) in foobar, do you see five or six bars in the VU meters, or only two bars? If you see 5 or 6 bars, I can't think of any reason why converting these flacs to wav would only keep two channels :?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:17 pm 
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I think someone posted earlier up the thread that windoze will report dts wav files as 2 channels, and perhaps other programs would as well, but when you burn them to a CD they will playback in surround.

DTS "encodes" the 5.1 channels down into 2 channel wave files. I also posted that if you get a burning program (like nero) that can burn flacs then you can skip the convert to wav step.

This page: http://flac.sourceforge.net/documentation_tasks.html has links to burning programs that support flac. I see references at the imgburn site to supporting flac but it doesn't work for me.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:06 pm 
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Thanks for all the replys,

Sorry that I haven't responded but I have been busy last couple of days.

I have come to the realization that these flac files that I have must not have the multi-channels in them. I have used foobar to look at other files & yes the VU shows all the multi channels.

I have Roxio which can burn flac to wav on a CD and these flac files (without any conversion) remained as 2 channels.

I did learn allot though. I now know how to check for the "other" channels with foobar that I did not know before & I really like the audio muxer program as well.

Again, Thank to all who have responded & helped.
I really appreciate it.

Cheers


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:41 pm 
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Hi

Did you ever find a solution to convert FLAC DTS surround files to WAV surround files?? I have a new WDTV box and have been going nuts listening to surround sound, but some of the files I find that have been encoded in FLAC, I cannot extract DTS surround information. When played back the files are only stereo. I've been looking on line and it seems like a dead-end. Help?


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