Removing audio tracks

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Removing audio tracks

Post by tuyenvo » Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:42 am

Just started doing some rips and noticed that the resulting MKV files are huge (20GB+). Most likely this is due to all the audio tracks being included. Does anyone know of a way to remove unwanted audio tracks (ie, other languages)? A Mac solution, of course, is preferred. Thanks!

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Re: Removing audio tracks

Post by NomadCF » Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:46 pm


Side note: I use it to convert all my mkv to TS files, remove things I forgot to uncheck during ripping. And I use it to rip straight from the blurays.
Side note 2: MKVs are smaller then TS files and TS is smaller then M2TS.
tsMuxeR – the software utility to create TS and M2TS files for IP broadcasting as well as for viewing at hardware video players (i.e., Dune HD Ultra, Sony Playstation3 and others). tsMuxeR is a part of SmartCONTENT, content preparation solution.

SmartLabs tsMuxeR is a freeware.

Supported incoming formats:

Demux option.
Supported videocodecs:

Microsoft VC-1;
Supported audiocodecs:

AC3 / E-AC3(DD+);
Dolby True HD (for streams with AC3 core only);
Supported subtitle types:

M2TS Presentation graphic stream.
SRT text subtitles
Supported containers and formats:

Elementary stream;
Transport stream TS and M2TS;
Program stream EVO/VOB/MPG;
Matroska MKV/MKA;
Main features:

Automatic or manual fps adjustment while mixing;
Level changing as well as SEI, SPS/PPS elements and NAL unit delimiter cycle insertion while mixing H.264;
Audio tracks and subtitles time shifting;
Ability to extract DTS core from DTS-HD;
Ability to extract AC3 core from True-HD;
Ability to join files;
Ability to adjust fps for subtitles;
Ability to convert LPCM streams into WAVE and vice versa;
Track language information injection into blu-ray structure and TS header;
Ability to cut source files;
Ability to split output file;
Ability to detect audio delay for TS/M2TS/MPG/VOB/EVO sources;
Ability to remove pulldown info from stream;
Ability to open Blu-ray playlist (MPLS) files;
Ability to convert SRT subtitles to PGS;
Tags for SRT subtitles support - tags for changing font, color, size, etc.; tag's syntax is similar to HTML;
United cross-platform GUI - Windows, Linux, MacOS.

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Re: Removing audio tracks

Post by tuyenvo » Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:09 am

Cool! Thanks!

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Re: Removing audio tracks

Post by BoomR6969 » Sat Oct 31, 2009 3:35 pm

Just curious: MakeMKV lets you deselect any extra audio tracks + subtitles, I've discovered (after my 3rd or 4th rip). What would be the advantage of using tsMuxeR? I've actually tried that on some of those first rips, and the output is M2TS, which I then need to process using HandBrake into MP4 or M4V. That's 2 more steps.... I am using Boxee on a Mini to watch my my MKV rips (stored on my media server/NAS), and it works great! (I also have VLC installed on the same machine just in case) :-)

Would it be worth it to me to go through the extra steps? Would I actually have smaller file sizes if I went the tsMuxeR + Handbrake option? (I would probably need a little input as to what the correct Handbrake settings would be for the M4V file so I can keep my 1080P quality)


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