Converting surround files for Acura using Mac and Audio Extractor

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cliffbig

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Can anyone provide this newbie with only general knowledge of sound file conversion with instructions on how to use DVD Audio Extractor and/or XLD to create files that will play on a thumb drive in a new Acura? I have an older Acura with a disc player that will play surround files that I have converted with DVD Audio Extractor, but don't seem to be using the proper settings for the newer vehicle. (The simpler the Mac instructions, the better!)
 

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The Acura will play 48kHz files max only so you'll need to resample files that a 96kHz to 48.

Also FLAC is only supported if the files use zero FLAC compression (0 settiing in the FLAC encoding).

I think all files must be 6 channel too. i.e. quad and 5.0 must have silent channels in a 5.1 formatted file
 
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Have a 2004 TL and no issues on interpreting 4.0 DVD-A discs that i recall. #vintageversion
 

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I have some 5.1 Pink Floyd mixes from the Immersion box sets. Have both DVD and Blue Ray. Which is better to use for conversion and what software/app should I use? I'm using MAC products.
 

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Are you playing back in an Acura? If so, which model (year)? Later models can play FLAC.
 

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I’m pretty sure this plays FLAC but it may need to be 48kHz and zero compression. I can PM you a small 30sec test file to try if you haven’t got a test FLAC. Advantage with FLAC is you can copy many albums to a small USB drive.
 

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Yes it will play .flac files. What I need is how to rip these audio tracks from the DVD on a MAC. Is DVD Audio Extractor safe to use? Are there other programs out there? My Apple Superdrive did not recognize the audio tracks on the DVD and it ejected the Blu-ray disc all together.
 

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DVDA AudioExtractor is safe. You can get a 30 day free trial.

You may need software to convert the FLACs to 48kHz (if you rip a 96kHz release) and to convert to zero FLAC compression.
 
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