I wonder if I can mix down a 5.1 AC3 file to Stereo WAV file, i.e. 6-channel > 2-channel. I'd like to know how to do this with via terminal with ffmpeg (or avconv, because it says ffmpeg is deprecated).
So you basic command line would be:
You may also play with downmixing settings for the AC3 decoder, ie, the options where you can configure how the 6 channels from 5.1 will be merged (downmixed) into the 2 of stereo. Check for
You may refer to the following step by step guide on how to change audio channel between 6 channel, 5.1 channel, 2 channel stereo, mono and etc at How to Convert Video Audio Channel to 2 Channel, 5.1 Channel, or Mono?
It can easily help to: Convert 5.1 to 2 channel stereo like convert H.264 MP4 5.1 audio to 2-channel stereo source so as to play MP4 with 5.1-channel on Xbox 360. Convert 6 channel to 2 channels like convert 6 channel AC3 to 2 channel MP2 or convert an MKV 6 channel audio to 2 channel stereo without affecting video quality. Convert 2 channel to 5.1 channel like turn a dual channel wav file into 5.1 AC3 format; convert MP3 2 channel to 5.1 channel, convert 2 channel stereo to 5.1 surround sound Convert 2 channel audio into 6 channel to get surround sound in order to listen surround sound from home theater. Convert 6 channel to stereo like converting 6 channel CAF, OGG, AAC to stereo wave files or 2 channel AC3 Convert multiple-channel to mono like 5.1/6 channel to mono, 2 channel stereo to mono and etc.