There may be further comand options to improve it but the result sounds the same as the original to me in VLC. DVDA 5.2 will accept it. I didn't try to build or render a DVD (can't remember how to do a quick test) so I don't know if DVDA would want to re-encode it or not but you can test my short sample file here.
Thanks. Yes of course I didn't need to put the copy video stream in 👌 I think it's worth leaving the 48kHz frequency in, in case someone is converting from 44.1kHz. Have changed my post.
Is the channels option really necessary? The number of output audio channels in FFmpeg defaults to the number of input audio channels. When would you not want to do this? And what would the value for the "channels" option be if you wanted 5.1 or whatever? Not that I have no experience of this as I've only ever made stereo DVDs.
so I don't know if DVDA would want to re-encode it or not but you can test my short sample file here.
tested your file in DVDA 7 with bluray settings: no re-encode
Thanks Quitter. Seems like a reasonable workaround for now then, and it's fairly easy to do in Vegasaur if you have it, where you can "favorite" that custom command. But you'll probably have to render the project audio to a single WAV file and bring it back to the timeline first (unless it's just a single WAV file already) and select it for rendering. I tried "Concatenate output parts" to see if it would render out a single .ac3 file for a whole track, but it still produced separate .ac3 files for each event. Maybe the contatenate function gets overridden by the custom command.
I could only find a reference to the dll from VP11 not working, so I tested the dll from VP12. It doesn't work and the result is quite dramatic... an immediate Vegas crash as soon as you click "Render As" icon on the toolbar.
Is that true, if you reinstall DVDA6 then VP14 will have both AC3pro and AC3studio options available?
After the reinstall of DVDA6. VP13 get both AC3_Pro and AC3-Studio. I went to take a look at Vegas 13 file and I see there are 2 files in it. AC3plug folder and AC3studioplug folder. That is why VP13 show both ac3 encoder. I am guessing, perhaps no need to delete the ac3studioplug in VP14. Just copy and paste in the AC3plug into VP14. So that you now have both ac3 encoder, AC3 Pro and Studio.