.mkv to .mp3 conversion
October 10, 2012 6:54 PM Subscribe
How can I keep these .mkv to .mp3 conversions from getting screwed up?
posted by Egg Shen to technology (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
So I have all 3 seasons of In Treatment in nice 720p .mkv files and I've been using Gizmo's Freeware-recommended iWisoft Free Video Converter to turn them into .mp3 files (128 kbps, if that matters) I can listen to while driving to work.
The Gina and Adele episodes all converted fine. Most of the Frances ones did as well. But some of them - and all of the Mia ones - would start out all right, sounding normal during the "Previously on In Treatment..." part, but then everything from the HBO Original "television picking up static" logo and after would come out croaky and sepulchral like a vinyl record played at 8 RPM.
I assume something in the original ripper's audio encoding is poorly structured or something. But I can't figure out why it only affects some of that ripper's episodes and - even more bafflingly - why the problem only starts partway through the episode. Maddening!
I tried converting to .mp4 instead to see if it made any difference. It didn't. I could try playing the video files, which sound perfectly fine, and capture the output with the Freecorder toolbar. But I'm hoping the hive mind can spare me the hassle.