Selecting audio stream with most channels by default

Ryland

Member
Is it possible to have VRD select the audio stream with the most channels by default? I am finding that various shows are recording with only 1 channel as the first audio track and the 2 channel or 5.1 channel tracks are being recorded as a later track so by default my mpeg-2 output files have no audio. It would be nice of I could have VRD automatically select the audio stream with the most channels.
 

Danr

Administrator
Staff member
Have you tried setting the audio preference to AC3 or AAC, on the Tools>Options>General page? That may accomplish what you want.
 

Ryland

Member
There are typically multiple streams of the same type, ie the show Blindspot has 2 streams, both AC3, one is 2 channel and one is 5.1.
 

Danr

Administrator
Staff member
I checked the code and if you set a preferred audio codec, e.g. AC3, it's supposed to pick the one with the most channels as the primary stream. Can you open the file and click on Tools>Program Info and paste that information here?
 

Ryland

Member
I checked the code and if you set a preferred audio codec, e.g. AC3, it's supposed to pick the one with the most channels as the primary stream. Can you open the file and click on Tools>Program Info and paste that information here?
I dont see a Program Info under Tools. Im using version 5.1.2.737 dated October 2nd.

I also set AC3 as the Preferred Audio then opened up the file that has AC3 and it kept the 2 channel audio stream selected and didnt select the 5.1 channel stream.
 
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Dan203

Senior Developer
Staff member
It's "show video program info"

Also what type of file is it? MKV and WTV files can both have specific audio streams flagged as the default at the container level. We honor that when it's present.
 

Ryland

Member
File: Name : D:\recorded tv\Blindspot_WJARD_2015_10_12_21_58_00.wtv
Size : 7.158 GB
Duration : 01:03:57.10
Mux type : WTV
Video: Encoding : MPEG2
VideoStreamID : x20D
Frame rate : 29.97 fps
Encoding size : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16:9
Header bit rate : 24.000 Mbps
VBV buffer : 976 KBytes
Profile : Main@High
Progressive : Prog or Int
Chroma : 4:2:0
Bit rate : 13.774 Mbps
Captioning : EIA 608/708
Field order : Top field first
Audio Stream: 1 (Primary) Codec : AC3
Channels : 2.0
Language : spa
PID : x20B
PES Stream Id : xBD
Bit rate : 192 Kbps
Sampling rate : 48000
Sample size : 16 bits
Audio Stream: 2 Codec : AC3
Channels : 5.1
Language : eng
PID : x20C
PES Stream Id : xBD
Bit rate : 384 Kbps
Sampling rate : 48000
Sample size : 16 bits


The video is a WTV
 

darucla23

Member
If you are using the main interface, you can get a visible indication of 5.1 streams by changing the colour of the audio wave in the thumbnails. I use white for 5.1, and red for 2.0 It is very easy then to ensure I pick the right one.
 

Ryland

Member
If you are using the main interface, you can get a visible indication of 5.1 streams by changing the colour of the audio wave in the thumbnails. I use white for 5.1, and red for 2.0 It is very easy then to ensure I pick the right one.
How do I go about configuring that? I dont see an option for that.
 

Dan203

Senior Developer
Staff member
It's in View->Set thumbnail parmeters.

By default 2ch is blue and 5.1ch is yellow.
 
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