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Convert DTS movie sound to AC3 for Apple TV usage
Authored by: jeffbyrnes on Nov 18, '09 09:00:02AM

So, with the most recent builds of Aften (0.0.8), and cmake (2.8), I'm able to finally make this work under Snow Leopard. You can follow the script here: Install Script for MKV DTS to AC3 Snow Leopard manually; it requires a little massaging to work correctly (some typos and missing commands.) Below are the commands I actually used, with my corrections applied:

mkdir /ConverterTemp

This installs CMake

cd /ConverterTemp/
curl -O http://www.cmake.org/files/v2.8/cmake-2.8.0.tar.gz

At this point, I just opened the /ConverterTemp folder & ungzipped/untarred the file using the built-in OS X Archive Helper.

cd cmake-2.8.0
./configure
make
sudo make install

This installs Aften

cd /ConverterTemp
curl -O http://iweb.dl.sourceforge.net/project/aften/aften/0.0.8/aften-0.0.8.tar.bz2

Same as above, use the Finder to decompress the aften file into the aften-0.0.8 folder

cd aften-0.0.8
mkdir default
cd default
cmake /ConverterTemp/aften-0.0.8/
make
sudo make install

This installs MKVInfo

cd /ConverterTemp
curl -O http://iamthekiller.net/downloads/mkvinfo.zip
unzip mkvinfo.zip
sudo chmod 755 mkvinfo
sudo cp mkvinfo /usr/local/bin

This installs libdca

cd /ConverterTemp
svn co svn://svn.videolan.org/libdca/trunk libdca
cd libdca
sudo ./bootstrap
sudo ./configure
sudo make
sudo make install

This installs MKVDTS2AC3

cd /ConverterTemp
curl -O http://iamthekiller.net/downloads/mkvdts2ac3.zip
unzip mkvdts2ac3.zip
cd mkvdts2ac3
sudo chmod 755 mkvdts2ac3.sh
cp /ConverterTemp/mkvdts2ac3/mkvdts2ac3.sh /ConverterTemp/mkvdts2ac3/mkvdts2ac3
sudo cp /ConverterTemp/mkvdts2ac3/mkvdts2ac3 /usr/local/bin/

This installs MKVMerge

cd /ConverterTemp
curl -O http://iamthekiller.net/downloads/mkvmerge
sudo chmod 755 mkvmerge
sudo cp mkvmerge /usr/local/bin/

This installs MKVExtract

cd /ConverterTemp
curl -O http://iamthekiller.net/downloads/mkvextract
sudo chmod 755 mkvextract
sudo cp mkvextract /usr/local/bin/
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-Jeff


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Convert DTS movie sound to AC3 for Apple TV usage
Authored by: elduderino5k on Apr 29, '10 12:30:48PM

Jeff, your instructions are great and I've made it further than ever before, but now I'm stuck at the step where you unzip the mkvinfo.zip file from iamthekiller's site....I get an error from the command line that there are no boundaries in that mkvinfo.zip file or something. I tried just using the OSX archive utlity to unzip it, but it seems to include nested zips and all kinds of weirdness that I can't get to the bottom of....can you just post the mkvinfo.zip file in a non-corrupted fashion somewhere and we can get it?

thanks again, i'm close to having DTS conversion...finally, you have no idea how much hair i've lost here :-)



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