How do I output a 5.1 file?

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Michael McCaffrey

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How do I output a 5.1 file?

PostThu Jan 17, 2019 1:01 am

I have my tracks setup with buses etc to feed to a 5.1 mix with Dialogue, sound effects, music, etc. Dialogue bus is center, music is front and rear speakers etc. All are feeding to a 5.1 Main output and all the tracks and sounds are coming through the right channels etc.

So from there, how do I output in 5.1, either to a video file with 5.1, or just a .ac3 or both? I've tried this before and couldnt get it to work.
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Re: How do I output a 5.1 file?

PostThu Jan 17, 2019 2:26 am

Under the Render tab audio settings, did you try setting the Output Track 1 to Timeline Track?
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Re: How do I output a 5.1 file?

PostThu Jan 17, 2019 8:57 am

No that's likely the exact opposite of what he's trying to do if I understand correctly. In the Output Settings > Audio tab, set Output Track 1 to the 5.1 bus.

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