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Converting 7.1 DTS HD into 5.1?

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Hey everyone, I know a lot about working with 5.1, but not so much with 7.1. I use ffmpeg, audacity, and Premiere - I basically want to edit this audio in Premiere in a 5.1 24 bit wav set up, but the problem is the source audio is 7.1.

My question is how do I go about dealing with the rear channels so I can go from 7.1 -> 5.1?

For example, when I load the 7.1 audio into audacity only 6 channels show up, not 8. I’ve heard that it’s because the 4 rear channels are matrix encoded into just 2. Can I just export the respective mono rear left/rear right and they’ll act as the rear left/right in 5.1, with correct volumes and all the audio data? All I care about is maintaining the accurate sound but presenting it in a 5.1 format, as this film makes heavy use of surround sound. Any help would be appreciated.

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sidshady12 said:

All I care about is maintaining the accurate sound but presenting it in a 5.1 format, as this film makes heavy use of surround sound.

Then eac3to is probably the tool you wanna use. Just call it with the -down6 parameter and it will mix down any 7.1 or 6.1 source to 5.1.