Play videos with multiple audio tracks

Posted on October 15, 2010

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It’s often that a video contains multiple audio tracks in different languages or formats, and we would of course like to switch among them in our player. Today I would like to explain how to support this with FFDShow and MPC-HC.

First enable Stream switcher in FFDShow audio decoder configuration as the following diagram shows:

ffdshow audio decoder configuration_2010-10-13_20-15-07  Then in MPC-HC choose Enable built-in audio switcher filter option as below:

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The audio switcher filter gives you control in MPC-HC to switch among different audio tracks as the graph below illustrates:

capturesBe aware that players/MCs such as MediaPortal has already enabled audio switcher by default.

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