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How to use ffdcaenc 2.1.3 to convert WAV files to DTS on Windows

How to use ffdcaenc 2.1.3 to convert WAV files to DTS on Windows

If you are looking for a fast and free way to convert multichannel WAV files to DTS format on Windows, you might want to try ffdcaenc 2.1.3. This is a fork of the open-source DTS encoder dcaenc, which has been modified to support 24 bit input files, multiple mono input files, and DVD-compatible bitrates and frame rates.

ffdcaenc 2.1.3 is a command-line utility that can be downloaded from here. To use it, you need to have a WAV file (or multiple mono WAV files) with the correct channel order and sample rate. The supported channel configurations are: 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 2.1, 3.0, 3.1, 4.0, 4.1, 5.0 and 5.1. The supported sample rates are: 44100 Hz, 48000 Hz and 96000 Hz.

ffdcaenc 2.1.3 Windows

The basic syntax of ffdcaenc 2.1.3 is:

ffdcaenc -i input.wav -o output.dts -b bitrate

where input.wav is the name of the input WAV file (or the first mono WAV file if using multiple files), output.dts is the name of the output DTS file, and bitrate is the desired bitrate in kbps (from 64 to 1536).

If you are using multiple mono WAV files, you need to use the -m flag and specify the channel order with -0, -1, -2, etc. For example:

ffdcaenc -m -0 left.wav -1 right.wav -2 center.wav -3 lfe.wav -4 ls.wav -5 rs.wav -o output.dts -b bitrate

This will create a 5.1 DTS file from six mono WAV files.

ffdcaenc 2.1.3 also supports some optional flags that can be used to adjust the encoding parameters or enable some features. For example:

  • -r flag enables raw mode (no header or footer)

  • -c flag enables CRC protection

  • -d flag enables dialog normalization

  • -f flag sets the output frame size (default is auto)

  • -s flag sets the sample rate conversion quality (from 0 to 9)

  • -v flag sets the verbosity level (from 0 to 3)

  • -h flag displays the help message

For more details on how to use ffdcaenc 2.1.3, you can refer to the file included in the download package or visit the GitHub page.

With ffdcaenc 2.1.3, you can easily create DTS files from your WAV files and enjoy them on your home theater system or DVD player.

How to play DTS files on Windows

Once you have created your DTS files with ffdcaenc 2.1.3, you might want to play them on your Windows computer. However, not all media players support DTS format natively. You might need to install some codecs or plugins to enable DTS playback.