One for the AVI experts out there


Distinguished Member
After hours and days and weeks of struggling I managed to get hold of a movie in 720p and it does indeed look stunning

However it does not sound stunning .....

It appears to have TWO soundtracks - one over the other - one is certainly English the other sounds like German - when the character speaks a second later (possibly less) the other language repeats what they are saying

Is there anyway that I can strip this AVI file of the 2nd language and enjoy the film ?

Please bear in mind when giving me an answer that I am an idiot


Distinguished Member
Kramer said:
What software player are you using?


Windows Media Player - its played from within MCE

Also tried it on another machine using WinXP and still its the same

I assume there must be a way of "removing" the one track


Established Member
Depends how the audio has been encoded, it might have all be encoded into one track


Distinguished Member
thefantasticmrh said:
Do you have an AC3 filter?

I had the same problem with an Imax film, and the only way to separate the audio was to use BSPlayer.

Have AC3 filter yes

there is a text file which says "remove the language track you do not need" but thats it - does not say how or what with


Established Member
Go into Control Panel and you should see the AC3 config. If I remember correctly you should be able to take out one of the language tracks through that.

I think that's right, hope it works.


Distinguished Member
I have installed the codec again and cant find an option there to chnage anything - although the german(?) language is much quieter - its as if its whispered over the english track as apposed to be same volume

Son of Shaft

Standard Member
Try VideoLan Client or MediaPlayer Classic. VLC is supposed to have a built in filter for multi audio avi's. Don't know if filter works with multi AC-3 in 1 AVI. I know a couple of years back when trying to use multi mp3 AVI's in WindowsMediaPlayer I had to use morgan stream switcher to switch between soundtracks. Don't know how good it is nowadays.

The latest video from AVForums

Samsung & LG UK TV Prices 2023; Amazon Fire TV Cube; Calibration Tools of the Trade + AV news
Subscribe to our YouTube channel
Support AVForums with Patreon

Top Bottom