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Mkv Files to PS3 and XBOX Format Part 2

Configuring the Nero AAC codec in MeGui

This is a continuation post from: mkv files to PS3 and XBOX Format Part 1

1. Double click on the MeGui shortcut on your desktop

2. of the “Audio” section you can see “Encoder settings” , use the drop down box beside “Encoder Settings” to select “Nero AAC: *scratch pad*, make sure that the “Extension” settings are set to MP4-AAC

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3. Click on the config button

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4.  Another Window will pop up named “Nero AAC Configuration Dialog”.  This is where we are going to configure some presets to use later when you are converting audio from the mkv file.  Each mkv file can have different channels.  2 for stereo, 5 for 5.1 surround sound, and 6 for 6.1 surround sound.  As you get familiar with these settings you can fool around with them and customize them to your liking. There are different ways of configuring these settings, but through trial and error there are a few presets I’ve come up with that seem to work great for me. We’ll use the MKVExtractGUI2 application later to determine how many channels are in the mkv file, and choose the preset that’s right for you before encoding.

4.1 Configuring for 2 channel normal. Use this configuration if the audio of the MKV file only has 2 channels:

a) In the “Nero AAC Configuration Dialog” Set the Preferred Decoder to: DirectShow

b) Set Audio Output Channels to: Keep Original Channels

c) Set Sample Rate to: Keep Original

d) Check Normalize Peaks and make sure it’s set to 100

e) Under the NeroDigital ACC Options select Adaptive Bitrate, and use the slider to 132 kbit/s (good normal average)

f) Under the AAC Profile use the drop down box and select AAC-LC

g) Your completed settings should now look like this:

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h) Under the presets click on the new button, and name it 2 Channel Normal

4.2 Configuring for 2 channel downsample: Use this configuration if you don’t have a surround hookup to your XBOX or PS3, and the mkv file has 5 or more channels in the audio.

a) Working from the last settings above, all you have to do here is select the Output Channels as “Downmix mulitchannel to Stereo”. Under the presets click on the new button, and name it 2 Channel Downsample. Settings should look like this:

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4.3 Configuring for 5 channel normal. Use this if you have 5.1 surround and the mkv audio file has 5 channel audio:

a) Working off of the last preset. Set Output Channels to “Keep Original”

b) Set Adaptive Bitrate to 295 kbit/s (good avg for 5.1 surround)

c) Under the presets click on the new button, and name it 5 Channel Normal. Settings should look like this:

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4.4 Configuring for 5 channel Downsample. Use this if you have 5.1 surround and the mkv audio file has 6.1 surroung (or 6 channel audio)

a) Working from the preset above, change the Output Channels to: Downmix Multichannel to Dolby Prologic II

b) Under the presets click on the new button, and name it 5 Channel Downsample. Settings should look like this:

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4.5 If you have a 6.1 surround hook up, and the mkv file has 6 channels, you can use the same presets for the 5 channel normal preset we set in step 4.3 (above) for normal conversion of 6 channel audio.

That’s it, you’re all configured! It’s time to start demuxing. Go to Part 3.

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