How to encode 5.1 channel AAC/DTS/WAV to AC3 5.1/Stereo?

This post introduces a universal 5.1 channel converter to help you do two things. One is converting 6 channel audio only AAC, WAV, DTS files to 5.1/Stereo AC3 audio files, and the other is converting AVI, MKV, MP4 video files with 5.1 channel to AC3 5.1/Stereo video.

People sometimes need a versatile 6 channel converter to make their on-hand audio or video files fit for different end uses. In this article, we would like to show you how to use Video Converter to perform 5.1 channel AAC/DTS/WAV to AC3 5.1/Stereo conversion in simple steps.

About Video Converter
It works as an excellent 5.1 channel audio converter as well as 6 channel audio video converter, featuring ability to convert audio files in format of AAC, AC3, AIFF, AMR, AU, FLAC, M4A, MKA, MP2, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA. etc. to other audio formats you need in 6 channel, stereo or mono, and extract audio from various kinds of video files , as well as transcode AVI, MKV, MP4 video files with AC3, AAC, DTS 5.1 channel sound track to AC3, MP3, AAC 5.1/Stereo AVI/MKV/MP4 video.

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How to encode 5.1 channel AAC/DTS/WAV to AC3 5.1/Stereo?

Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up Video Converter as a professional 5.1 channel video audio converter. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ button to load your source files.

Step 2: Select output format
From ‘Profile’ list, select desired audio or video formats from ‘General Audio’, ‘General Video’ or ‘HD Video’ column.
convert AVI, MKV, MP4 video files with 5.1 channel to AC3 5.1/Stereo video

To convert AAC, AC3, DTS audio files to AC3 or MP3, or to extract DTS/AAC sound tracks from MKV, AVI, MP4 video and convert them to AC3 or MP3, from ‘General Audio’ catalog, select ‘AC3 – Dolby Digital AC-3 (*.ac3)’ or ‘MP3 – MPEG Layer 3 (*.mp3)’ as output format.

To convert MKV, MP4, AVI video files with DTS/AAC sound track to MP4/MOV/MKV/AVI with AC3, MP3, AAC 5.1 or stereo sound, from ‘General Video’ or ‘HD Video’ column, choose desired video formats.

Take transcoding MKV DTS to MP4 AC3 for example, you can choose ‘HD MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4)’ as target format under ‘HD Video’ column.

Step 3: Custom audio encoder
Click ‘Settings’ button, the ‘Profile Settings’ window appears, on which you can modify ‘Audio Encoder’ as ‘AC3’ and reset audio channel to 5.1 Channels, 2 Channels Stereo, and 1 Channel Mono depending on your source video.
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Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.

Step 4: Start converting 5.1 channels AAC/DTS/WAV to AC3 5.1/Stereo
When ready, click ‘Convert’ button to start conversion. Once the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated files with ease.

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