“I have a bunch of Blu-ray files that have TrueHD, and I want to retain the TrueHD audio. I typically use Handbrake to compress the video files, but I have held off on the TruedHD audio contents since it doesn’t pass them through. I tried a few other encoders Megui, Staxrip. To be honest I struggle and couldn’t get it to pass TrueHD through as I don’t fully get them. Basically, how can I compress those videos and retain the TrueHD audio?”

Here I am going to introduce a Dolby TrueHD encoder for you to encode TrueHD audio. Check the post out to retain Dolby TrueHD audio of video files.

Part 1: Introduction to Dolby TrueHD Audio

Dolby TrueHD is an advanced lossless multi-channel audio codec developed by Dolby Laboratorieswhich is intended primarily for high-definition home-entertainment equipment such as Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD. It is the successor to the AC-3 Dolby Digital surround sound codec which was used as the audio standard for DVD discs. In this application, Dolby TrueHD competes with DTS-HD Master Audio, another lossless codec from DTS.

In the Blu-ray specification, Dolby TrueHD is an optional codec. Dolby TrueHD audiotracks may carry up to 24 bit audio in up to 8 discrete audio channels at 96 kHz or up to 6 channels (5.1 surround) at 192 kHz. The maximum encoded bitrate is 18 Mbit/s (the same as the uncompressed rate). Since TrueHD is an optional codec, a separate (primary) AC-3 audiotrack must be present on Blu-ray discs that contain a TrueHD track.

In the HD DVD format, Dolby TrueHD was a mandatory codec. The HD DVD specification permitted the sole (primary) audiotrack of a movie to be encoded in Dolby TrueHD, and the specification requires support for up to 2 channel (stereo) decoding. In practice all HD DVD players decoded multichannel (5.1) programming, and of the few HD DVD movies to be encoded with Dolby TrueHD audiotracks, all were multichannel.

Part 2: Professional Dolby TrueHD Encoder for Encoding TrueHD Audio – Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter

To encode Dolby TrueHD from Blu-ray, you need a professional Blu-ray Dolby TrueHD encoder. Here I am going to introduce Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter to you. As a qualified Blu-ray Dolby TrueHD converter, the program is able to extract Dolby Digital TrueHD audio off Blu-ray content and then convert Blu-ray to MKV. Allowing users to retain all source subtitles and audio tracks including Dolby Digital TrueHD audio as long as the Blu-ray disc has the audio track, Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter can rip Blu-ray disc to MKV with Dolby Truehd Audio. Without the need to decode and encode video, the program directly changes the video containing format from Blu-ray to MKV, which saves users a lot of time and energy.


Key features of Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter:

  1. easy to use
  2. 1:1 convert Blu-ray to MKV without quality loss
  3. retail all source subtitles and audio tracks
  4. 6X faster loading and converting Blu-ray speed

Download and install Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter on your computer, and then kick off the program to get ready for Blu-ray TrueHD audio encoding conversion.

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Part 3: How to Encode TrueHD Audio with Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter?

After entering the main interface of Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter, you can follow the step-by-step guide below to convert Blu-ray to MKV with Dolby TrueHD Audio Track Retained.

Step 1: Import source Blu-ray disc

Click “Add Blu-ray/DVD” button at the top left of program interface to pop up a drop-down box, and then click “Add from CD-ROM” to browse and load Blu-ray disc. Alternatively, you can directly drag and drop source Blu-ray files into the program.


Once source Blu-ray content is selected, you will be provided three options for you to import Blu-ray file(s): Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Mode.


Step 2: Choose subtitles and audio tracks

After source Blu-ray files are imported, you can check the titles you want to retain subtitles and audio tracks, and select subtitles and audio tracks that you want to keep in the output MKV files. The program allows you to retain as many subtitles and audio tracks as the source files have, including Dolby TrueHD audio track.


Step 3: Set output directory

On the main interface, click the green “Convert” button at the top right to pop up a sidebar, where you need to set an output directory to contain converted MKV files in “Save to” box.


Step 4: Start to convert Blu-ray disc to MKV with Dolby TrueHD

Click “Convert” button at the bottom to start to convert Blu-ray disc to MKV with Dolby TrueHD. Once the “Convert” button is clicked, you will be returned to the main interface, where you can preview, pause, or cancel the conversion process, and at the same time, you can set after-conversion settings as well.


See? With Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter, you can easily convert Blu-ray to MKV with Dolby TrueHD. After the conversion is complete, you can enjoy Blu-ray movies with better audio enjoyment experience.