Windows media player Dual audio, plays both!!

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by leongecko, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. leongecko

    leongecko Guest

    Hi, got a couple of avi's with dual audio tracks, for example one is a
    concert with one track the gig and one track the commentary. Windows media
    player plays both at the same time! there is no option i can see to just play
    one, right clicking under the play> audio options just says audio tracks
    This has happened before, and is getting a little irritating. how do i just
    play one audio channel!?
    leongecko, Apr 12, 2009
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  2. It's a feature I haven't really used other than for DVDs - if you
    click Defaults... is there any option to switch the audio track other
    than a huge list of languages ?

    I'm not really sure how WMP handles this for AVI files - my guess is,
    it won't unless there's a media splitter (perhaps Haali) which can
    deal with multiple audio tracks.

    That's more common in MKV - matroska - containers, which are designed
    to work with multiple audio, video and text streams. WMV can do this
    with a hack. AVI, it's a very old container, so anybodys guess if that
    even works.

    If WMP doesn't help, see if you can get a better result in VideoLAN or
    another player (Real Player or Quicktime are also worth a look)

    Cheers - Neil
    Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media], Apr 13, 2009
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  3. leongecko

    leongecko Guest

    Hi again, I agree, i dont think wmp can handle dual audio. I tried vlc too
    and same result,. hitting <defaults> doesnt bring up any options. In the end,
    i used virtualdubmod to disable one channel and then save to a new file,
    which works fine but is a bit long winded. Shame wmp couldnt do this for me,
    perhaps in a future update under 'advanced' controls.
    thanks for your reply,
    leongecko, Apr 14, 2009

  4. No worries. I hadn't tried VLC but it does pretty much everything else
    ;-) If you do come across any other workable players to do this, I'm
    sure several people would be interested to hear about them.

    Cheers - Neil
    Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media], Apr 16, 2009
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    chicho, Jun 3, 2009
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