Burn MKV/MP4 to Blu-ray disc with DTS HD Master Audio


    DTS HD Master Audio is a premium audio codec used in Blu-ray technology to deliver lossless sound, providing an exceptional auditory experience. Designed to offer studio-quality sound, it allows for high fidelity reproduction of the original master recordings, ensuring viewers hear audio precisely as intended by the creators. This article will introduce how to retain DTS HD Master Audio in Blu-ray authroing with Yuhan Blu-ray Creator.

Many Blu-ray movies in MP4/MKV format downloaded from the Internet come with DTS HD Master Audio. This advanced format supports up to 7.1 channels of surround sound, greatly enhancing the immersive experience of movies and other media. However, when played on a computer with only 2-channel audio, this high-quality sound effect is lost. To truly experience the ultimate sound quality of DTS HD Master Audio, it needs to be played through a home theater system via a Blu-ray disc.


The challenge lies in retaining the DTS HD Master Audio during Blu-ray production. Most Blu-ray authoring software currently available only encodes audio into 2-channel AC3 format, which significantly reduces the sound quality, stripping away the benefits of DTS HD Master Audio. Fortunately, Yuhan Blu-ray Creator has emerged as a solution to this problem. This Blu-ray authoring software can retain the DTS HD Master Audio, allowing you to enjoy superior sound quality. Additionally, Yuhan Blu-ray Creator offers numerous other advantages. Let's explore Yuhan Blu-ray Creator together!





Part 1: Features of Yuhan Blu-ray Creator


Yuhan Blu-ray Creator excels in preserving DTS HD Master Audio in two ways. First, if your video meets Blu-ray specifications, such as being encoded in H264 with a resolution of 1080P (1920x1080), often sourced from Blu-ray, you can use the Passthrough mode. This mode is advantageous due to its high speed and lack of quality loss. However, Passthrough mode is not suitable if the video exceeds the disc capacity since it doesn't allow compression to fit the disc.


The second method involves selecting "Audio Copy" in the Transcode mode. This mode is versatile, accommodating videos of any specification. It re-encodes the video while directly copying the audio to the Blu-ray. Although Transcode mode is slower and results in slight video quality loss, it can compress larger files to fit the disc capacity, making it ideal for compressing a 60GB MKV/MP4 file into a BD50 or even BD25 disc.


Additionally, Yuhan Blu-ray Creator supports disk menus and offers nearly complete customization. It provides 24 menu templates, including themes like wedding, Christmas, and birthday. You can personalize these templates by setting menu background pictures, background music, and deleting menu items. Unique customization options, such as "First Play," "Skip Menu," and "Highlight Color," set it apart from other Blu-ray authoring software.


Moreover, Yuhan Blu-ray Creator can automatically import chapters from MP4/MKV files, saving you time on this typically labor-intensive task. Unlike other software, which can only add chapters accurate to the second, Yuhan Blu-ray Creator offers millisecond precision.


Key Features of Yuhan Blu-ray Creator:

  • Automatically import MP4/MKV chapters
  • Support preserving DTS HD Master Audio
  • HDR video produced to Blu-ray without color washout
  • Support multiple audio tracks and multiple subtitles
  • Support GPU acceleration
  • Provides 20+ menu templates and almost fully customizable menus
  • Available for Windows and Mac



Part 2: How to retain DTS HD Master Audio with Yuhan Blu-ray Creator



Before we introduce it, we need to download and install Yuhan Blu-ray Creator. If your computer is Windows, please click the red button below to download the Windows version, and if your computer is Mac, click the blue button below to download the Mac version.




Step 1: Add MKV/MP4 Files

Click "Add Video" to import the MP4/MKV file, or simply drag the file into the main program. Once the file is added, ensure you select the DTS HD Master audio track. You can also choose the subtitles you need, including external subtitles, as Yuhan Blu-ray Creator fully supports multiple audio tracks and subtitles. Each subtitle is an independent track that can be toggled on or off separately. Additionally, you can select the frame rate, with Yuhan Blu-ray Creator supporting all Blu-ray frame rates, including 23.976fps, 24fps, 25fps, 29.97fps, 50fps, and 59.94fps.



Step 2: Set video (optional)

Sometimes, we need to adjust the video settings. For instance, we might want to select a specific segment of the video or increase the volume if the original is too low. These tasks are easily handled by Yuhan Blu-ray Creator. Additionally, Yuhan Blu-ray Creator supports adding chapters, and unlike other Blu-ray authoring software, it allows for millisecond chapter settings, making playback more precise and accurate.



Step 3: Advanced Settings

To retain DTS HD Master audio, Yuhan Blu-ray Creator offers two methods: Passthrough mode and Transcode mode with the "Audio Copy" function. Passthrough mode is ideal for videos extracted from a Blu-ray disc, as it is faster and maintains the original quality without any loss. If your video doesn't meet Blu-ray specifications, you will need to use Transcode mode and enable "Audio Copy". Although this method is slower, the process can be significantly accelerated if you have GPU acceleration. This ensures you can maintain high audio quality while optimizing the speed of the conversion process.



Step 4: Select a menu template and customize it

A disk menu is essential for Blu-ray creation, and Yuhan Blu-ray Creator offers over 20 menu templates along with extensive customization options. In addition to standard features found in other Blu-ray authoring software, such as setting menu background images, adding background music, and replacing thumbnails, Yuhan Blu-ray Creator provides unique features like setting "First Play" and "Skip Menu" options. For precise alignment of menu items, it also allows you to enter coordinates. This combination of flexibility and advanced features ensures a highly customizable and professional Blu-ray menu creation experience.



Step 5: Output Settings

The output method is crucial in Blu-ray production, and Yuhan Blu-ray Creator supports three options: Blu-ray folder, Blu-ray ISO, and direct burning to disc. The Blu-ray folder option allows easy viewing of Blu-ray files and extraction of M2TS files. ISO format is convenient for sharing creations online, enabling others to download and burn the ISO to a disc easily, and it can be played on computers using VLC Media Player or PowerDVD. Unlike some other Blu-ray authoring software, Yuhan Blu-ray Creator supports ISO output. Burning directly to a disc ensures compatibility with home Blu-ray players, providing a cinema-like experience on any Blu-ray player.



Step 6: Start Working

Once all the settings are done, click the "Start" button in the dialog box above, Yuhan Blu-ray Creator will start working, you need to wait patiently for one to two hours, depending on the performance of your computer, when the button below shows "Finish", the production is finished.



Part 3: Retain DTS HD Master Audio with TsMuxer


TsMuxer is a compact yet robust Blu-ray authoring tool that functions similarly to Yuhan Blu-ray Creator's Passthrough mode. It excels in preserving DTS HD Master Audio and offers seamless output to Blu-ray folders and ISO files. Additionally, TsMuxer includes versatile features such as video cutting, chapter insertion, and subtitle management, making it a comprehensive solution for Blu-ray production. However, it lacks support for disk menus. In the Meantime, like other Passthrough-based Blu-ray authoring tools, TsMuxer does not provide video compression capabilities. This means that video files must be smaller in size than the disc's capacity to ensure proper functionality. Despite these constraints, TsMuxer remains a preferred choice for users seeking high-quality audio preservation and efficient Blu-ray disc creation across both Windows and Mac platforms. Its intuitive interface and powerful features cater to a wide range of authoring needs, from simple projects to those requiring precise control over audio and subtitle elements.



Operating TsMuxer is straightforward, requiring just a few simple steps to create a Blu-ray ISO while preserving DTS HD Master Audio. Begin by dragging your video file into the main interface. Next, choose your desired audio track from the Tracks menu. Select "Blu-ray ISO" as the output format in the Options menu, and set the "Disc label" and "File Name" accordingly. To initiate the process, click the "Start muxing" button, and TsMuxer will commence the operation seamlessly.


Part 4: Conclusion

From the information provided, retaining DTS HD Master Audio in Blu-ray creation can typically be achieved through Passthrough mode or the "Audio Copy" function. Compared to other Blu-ray authoring software, Yuhan Blu-ray Creator stands out by supporting both methods, offering flexibility in audio preservation during authoring. Alternatively, for users who do not require a menu, TsMuxer provides a free option that efficiently handles Blu-ray creation without the need for additional costs.


To learn more about Yuhan Blu-ray Creator, please click: https://yuhanmedia.com/bd-creator