Summary: No sound when playing MKV files on Open Hour Chameleon via External HDD? Try to install SPMC or transcode MKV DTS files to MKV AAC/AC3 files for Open Hour Chameleon via External HDD playing.
Open Hour Chameleon is eating the largest share in the TV Box/Media Player market. Its user amount is larger
than Apple TV, Nvidia Shield TV Xbox, Boxee and other TV boxes. Since Open Hour Chameleon has a good deal of users, the video playback issues are more than other TV Box users. Here, we received a
question about MKV playing on Open Hour Chameleon via External DD, which saying the MKV files is no sound when playing. So we put the solution below:
Documented Problem: ”Hi, Sorry if this kind of thread exists already but here is my problem. I just bought an openjour chameleon. I put an external HD with MKV on it by USB. When I play the file, I can see the movie but no sound at all... The MKV files work fine on my computer and it used to play with sound in my previous media player (popcorn). Please I need some support to solve this issue thanks”
Firstly, please make if you can’t hear sounds at all and is the OHC directly connected to the TV or is it via AVR? If directly to the TV I assume the TV can't decode DTS sound. Unlike the popcorn players there is no downmix on the native player so unless you have some audio device that can decode the audio you'll hear nothing on some audio types. You can install software that can decode the audio. SPMC is the most popular and has a myriad of other addons and abilities. If you play MKV files no sound on Open Hour Chameleon via external HDD, you can try to install SPMC.
If you still have no sound when playing MKV files on Open Hour Chameleon, what you can do is to transcode MKV DTS to MKV AAC or AC3 audio with video transcoder.
Even you have to transcode MKV files from DTS to AC3/AAC for OHC, you maybe still want the original video quality. If so, just use Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. With it, you can easily transcode MKV DTS to AC3 or AAC audio preserving super high quality; merge multiple MKV video clips into one file; convert MKV DTS to versatible video formats for playback on your Open Hour Chameleon and other
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How to transcode MKV DTS to MKV AAC/AC3 for playing on OHC via external HDD?
Step 1: Add source MKV DTS files
Click the “Add video: button to import MKV DTS files into it for converting. The MKV DTS to AC3/AAC Converter is multi-task based and supports batch conversion, this means you can load in multiple video files to convert at one time.
Learn Also >> Transcode MKV AAC to AC3
Step 2: Select output format
Just choose MKV as output format from “Common Video” or “HD Video” in the drop-down list “Format”. Or you can change source MKV to MP4 files which is suitable for playback on Open Hour via External HDD, navigate to “Common Video” or “HD Video” catalogue and choose H.264 format.
Step 3: Change DTS audio to AAC/AC3
Then you can press “Settings” in the main interface to select video codec (h.264) and audio codec (AC3) or (AAC), you can also reset audio channels to (5.1). From the window, we can get that Pavtube MKV DTS to AC3/AAC Converter can support the selection of various video or audio tracks. It means you can choose any one of the tracks/channels/streams in your MKV file, including video, audio you like to export. Compared with other such video converters, you can find that none of them could support this function. (If you only want the audio, no video, please select Common Audio (*ac3) as output format.)
Step 4. Re-encode MKV DTS to MKV AC3/AAC
Make sure you have set the correct path for the exporting. Then hit on “Convert” button to start to convert MKV DTS files to MKV AAC/AC3 files for Open Hour Chameleon.
Tips: The program provides users with “Shut down computer after conversion” option to avoid you waiting around for the entire conversion process.
After re-encoded MKV DTS to AAC/AC3, you could try to play MKV files on Open Hour Chameleon via External HDD. Sound will appear now.
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Why Convert DTS to AC3, MP3, WAV, AAC, etc?
DTS (Digital Theater Systems) and Dolby Digital (AC-3) are the two most famous audio codec used in professional cinema and home theater system to record and play back multi-channel high-definition audio. We often see them at the end of a film when we watch it in cinema or play a DVD at home. Moreover, we often see DTS or AC3 audio in MKV files, because these files are ripped from DVDs and the audio are kept unchanged.
DTS is adopted by DVD specification later than Dolby Digital AC-3, so some older DVD player or hi-fi system only support AC3. To play DTS in these systems, you need convert it into AC3 format. For other users who want to enjoy their splendid DTS musics in their portable devices like iPod, iPhone, iPad, Android, etc and popular players like Windows Media Player, QuickTime, PowerPoint, etc, converting DTS to AC3, MP3, WAV, AAC, and FLAC etc is a customarily and highly recommended way to play DTS files anywhere without limit.