Recently I noticed a problem about Handbrake can’t pass-through 7.1 TrueHD. In this article, my aim is to share guys an alternative way to convert Blu-ray or TrueHD 7.1 MKV files keeping the TrueHD audio track. First look at some typical issues below.
Q1: Handbrake doesn’t support TrueHD
“Was wondering if there were any free options available for converting my Blu-ray rips in a way that will keep the TrueHD and LPCM audio tracks to passthrough to my AVR? I’m using a Blu-ray ripper to rip and Handbrake to convert to MKV and that works great for DTS-HD and all other audio tracks but since Handbrake doesn’t support TrueHD and LPCM I was trying to figure out if there’s something else I can use for those?”
Q2: Handbrake not “auto-passthrough” a TrueHD
“Is there any simpler method to re-encoding a TrueHD 7.1 MKV file? I use MakeMKV to rip my Blu-ray collection and some of my BluRay’s have Dolby TrueHD 7.1. Handbrake will not “auto-passthrough” a TrueHD.”
As we know, the Dolby TrueHD technology can deliver unprecedented home theater experience, so there may be no one willing to loose the wonderful audio while backup a Blu-ray movie. Since Handbrake can’t support 7.1 TrueHD, here is an alternative solution for you. First download and install Brorsoft’s Bluy-ray Video Converter Ultimate, which is able to read TureHD audio and output 7.1 TrueHD passthrough.
It is an all-in-on Blu-ray ripper and video converter app. With it you can rip and convert Blu-ray to almost all the popular video format and convert between all kinds of video files. The most important is that, this software enables you to convert Bluy-ray(with Dolby TrueHD 7.1) to a common video with TrueHD 7.1 audio passthrough as you want. For those Blu-ray rips like TrueHD 7.1 MKV, it can also convert it and keep the TrueHD audio track.
P.S. If you are working on Mac OS X(Yosemite, Mavericks included), please turn to Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac.
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
Instruction: How to rip Blu-ray or convert TrueHD 7.1 MKV keeping TrueHD 7.1 audio track
Step 1. Add Blu-ray or MKV movies
Launch the all-in-one Blu-ray video converter program. Click “disc” button to import Blu-ray movies. Or click Add button to load your TrueHD 7.1 MKV files.
Step 2. Choose output format keeping 7.1 audio
To keep TrueHD 7.1 audio, you can hit the Format bar and choose Common Video > WMV3(WMV9)(*.wmv) as the output format.
It provides the 7.1 audio channels for you, so you can get the Dolby TrueHD 7.1 audio saved.
Step 3: Start conversion
Click Convert button to start converting Blu-ray/Dolby TrueHD 7.1 MKV with TrueHD 7.1 pass-through for your home theater with wonderful enjoyment.