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Old September 7th, 2005, 02:52 PM   #1
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Batch encoding AC3s

I use Procoder to convert files from DV to MPEG2. In the process, the audio channel is demultiplexed into a WAV file. Since Procoder can not create AC3 files, what is the easiest way of converting a folder of WAV files to AC3? I would hate to do it manually in Vegas (my editing application).
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Old September 8th, 2005, 11:53 AM   #2
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the wav files created by procoder typically have a limited bitrate, in order to fit on a dvd... depending on your application, they would probably not be suitable for use as an ac3 encoding source.
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Old September 8th, 2005, 06:14 PM   #3
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Not at all; they are 16-bit PCM files. I should have indicated that I was working in stereo, not surround.
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Old September 8th, 2005, 11:46 PM   #4
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16-bit pcm at what bitrate, tho? and how does that bitrate compare to exporting an uncompressed wav file directly out of vegas?
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Old September 9th, 2005, 07:18 AM   #5
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16 bit at 48khz--unmodified sound from DV.
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Old September 9th, 2005, 06:57 PM   #6
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my bad, now i see what you are saying... i wonder if anyone has written a vegas script that batch-converts wav files to ac3? even if you had to buy it, the cost should be less than getting another ac3 encoder... sounds like a good question for the vegas forum.
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Old October 6th, 2005, 06:06 AM   #7
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Batch encoding PCM to AC3.

ReelDVD from Sonic ($250) will batch encode PCM files to AC3. There are other solutions (i.e. by Minetonka Audio) but as far as I know, more expensive.

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Old October 6th, 2005, 09:03 AM   #8
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Thanks, for weighing in. I ended up using Belight.
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Old October 6th, 2005, 09:05 AM   #9
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I use Procoder to convert files from DV to MPEG2. In the process, the audio channel is demultiplexed into a WAV file. Since Procoder can not create AC3 files, what is the easiest way of converting a folder of WAV files to AC3? I would hate to do it manually in Vegas (my editing application).
Vegas->Tools->Scripting->Batch Render

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Old October 6th, 2005, 09:39 AM   #10
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The "duh" moment...
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Old October 6th, 2005, 03:28 PM   #11
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the script was already included within the vegas software? lol... at least i was on the right track :-/
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