Originally Posted by stefuel
I have a quick audio format question. I'm new to the ripping thing and MakeMKV. All I'm getting from a flat screen in the living room is static. The video is OK. While in the ripping process I am faced with selecting audio tracks to keep or eliminate. All I'm interested is the english tracks. I am streaming to 2 locations, direct to a flat screen for the living room and through a AVR for the theater. In Shrek Forever After I am provided with 4 english audio tracks to select or de-select. TrueHD 7.1, DD 3/2+1, DD 2.0 and
DD 3/2+1 again. Not sure why 3/2+1 shows up twice. Anyway, what audio track will a flat screen pass or is this a setting in the borrowed WD media player I'm using to test with.
I will be using Dune players in the future.
If you're going to get DUNE players in the future, I would select the TrueHD for your AVR (bitstreamed), the first 3/2+1 (which is the core audio), and the DD 2.0 for your direct connect flat screen. DUNE players do not downmix TRUEHD at all, so you wouldn't get any sound directly to your flat screen, without an AVR.
The second 3/2+1 is very likely a commentary audio track, which is a waste of hard drive space, in my opinion.