Please advise me how to open dts 6 channel wav and how to convert it to stereo. I found something on the forum, but it wasn’t enough for me. Thank you
What happens when you try to import a 6 channel DTS file?
I’ve never used that “oddball format” but I found a sample online. Several steps…
Before you start, [u]FFmpeg[/u] must be installed. (Download & run FFmpeg_5.0.0_for_Audacity_on_Windows_x86_64.exe if you are running the latest 64-bit version of Audacity.) And enable [u]Advanced Mixing Options[/u] ([u]More info[/u])
If the file is named .WAV rename it to .DTS
Open the DTS file. The tracks won’t be identified but they should be sequenced like this:
5= Left Surround
6= Right Surround
Select the Left Surround Right Surround, and Center channels and run the Amplify effect to reduce the levels by -3dB before mixing.
Mute the LFE. (It’s not supposed to included in the downmix.)
The [u]downmix formula[/u] looks like this:
Left → Left at 0dB (100%)
Right → Right at 0dB
Center → Left at -3dB (71%) and Right at -3dB
Left Surround → Left at -3dB
Right Surround → Right at -3dB
…Of course you can change that if you don’t like the result.
- Export (temporarily) as floating-point WAV. Mixing will boost the levels and can push the levels into clipping (distortion). Floating point has no upper or lower limits.
When the Advanced Mixing Options window pops-up set it for 2-channel output and direct the tracks as shown above. (Channel 1 is left and channel 2 is right.)
Open the stereo floating point WAV mix. It may “show red” for clipping, but that jut means it’s going over 0dB and there is potential clipping.
Run the Amplify or Normalize effect and accept the defaults to bring the levels down below clipping (if necessary).
Export to your desired format.
Thank you, it helped me a lot
I don’t know how to get to the Advanced Mixing Options window
Set Edit > Preferences > Import/Export > Use Advanced Mixing Options.
Then the Advanced Mixing Options windows will appear after you click “Save” after selecting File > Export > Export…
Thank you very much, I understand now