So I have this DVD: Styx - Return to Paradise (1999)
Actually the real DVD is put away and I play the one I ripped to an exact VIDEO_TS folder on my XBMC HTPC (like my other DVD concerts and movies).
It's in Dolby Digital 5.1 (AC3) and this 5.1 audio track is much fuller and better than the included 2-channel stereo track. The problem is that the audio mixer person left the Center completely empty. I know why they thought this was best, but I don't agree. I have many other concerts on DVD and something is almost always mixed to the Center. My Left/Right Front speakers are pretty far apart, and when I watch on the projector ... it's strange and empty sounding for no sound to be coming from my large Center (aka "the screen").
Yes, I've tried playing the real disc in the real DVD/Blu-Ray Player and it does the same thing. If you read the Internet reviews, you will see others complaining about the mastering job (and silent Center).
I would like to investigate re-mixing the tracks myself. Since I don't have the discrete center-track any more, I would like to try to re-create it (using the software). Worst case, I'll mix the existing L/R together (or parts of) at a reduced level for the Center channel. I need it compiled back down for playback. Back to DVD-Video is preferred, but some other format is ok as long as the audio/video quality doesn't change at all.
Does anyone know exactly what software I need to go about doing this? If I need to jump to another more specialized Internet forum, which one or what kind of topic would that even be?
Edit: Forgot URL link ... Added it.
Edited by Tesla1856 - 6/15/13 at 1:41pm