Fail to play your MKV files on smart TV? This is probably because your MKV files are with DTS audio. In order to make the MKV DTS files playable on smart TVs like Samsung/LG/Sony Smart TV, you need to change the audio codec by converting the MKV files with DTS audio to AC3 or AAC. But converting MKV DTS to AC3/AAC can be troublesome since it requires you to extract DTS audio from MKV and then convert the DTS audio track to AC3 seperately. If you want to make it a simple process, pick up VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate then. This guide will show you how to complete the conversion in a few clicks and convert MKV in your own way.
Part 1. MKV vs DTS vs AC3 vs AAC
MKV, an acronym from Matroska Multimedia Container, is an open standard and free container format for storing common multimedia content. It can store a large number of different audio, video, picture in one file.
DTS, as known as Digital Theater System, is a digital surround sound formats used for commercial/theatrical and consumer grade applications also support it. So it can be used for both large music systems and DVDs.
AC3 stands for Audio Coding, which is nothing but Dolby Digital Audio Codec and is widely used on most audio devices. This kind of audio compression takes up less memory and disk space, but it will damage audio file's quality and it will produce disturbed sound when volume is raised.
AAC refers to Advanced Audio Coding, which is a proprietary audio coding standard and it will not damage audio file's quality during the compression process. It generally achieves better sound quality than MP3 at the same bit.
DTS and AC3/ACC are all commonly used audio codec for professional theaters and home theater system. But MKV files with DTS audio sometimes can't play on some HD TV or common media players, such as LG and Samsung Smart TV, QuickTime Player, Windows Media Player, and etc. Under such circumstance, you need to convert MKV DTS to AC3/AAC. I believe VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate, a powerful converter, will meet your demand.
Part 2. How to Convert MKV DTS to AC3/AAC
VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate, an one-stop tool enables you to convert video and audio files to more than three hundred formats. So you can use it to convert MKV DTS to AC3/AAC. Moreover, benefiting from its batch conversion feature, you can convert a great number of files simultaneously.
- It can convert video and audio files to 300+ formats and devices.
- Include editing functions like clip, crop, rotate, watermark.
- A video enhancer to improve video quality and remove video noise.
- Support converting 2D to 3D and converting 2D to VR.
Step 1. Download and Install VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate
Just download the converter on your computer, then install and launch it.
Step 2. Import MKV DTS files to VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate
Click the "Add File" button in the navigation bar above and you can add files to the converter.
Step 3. Set the Output Parameters
After adding the files you want to convert, you can edit the output format of the movie and choose its store destination. You can:
a. Click the small pencil icon near the output file name and you can rename the file.
b. Click the "Settings" button and select MKV as the output format but set AC3/ACC as its audio codec.
c. If you don't have the audio file extracted from the MKV file, you can directly change audio encoder by clicking "Setting" button and selet AAC as the converted file's audio encoder.
d. Click "Browse" button to choose the destination of the output file.
e. You can tick the box "Merge into one file" and the converted files will join into one.
Step 4. Convert MKV DTS to AC3/AAC
After setting the format and destination of the output files, you can click "Convert" button to start the conversion. When converting, you can view the converting progress of current audio file, total progress, elapsed time, remaining time. You can also choose to pause or stop the conversion if you need the program to discontinue.
With the help of VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate, you can easily and conveniently convert MKV DTS to AC3 or ACC. Then you can enjoy your favorite videos on your own home theater system.