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How to view video file with external ac3 audio track?

I have mkv and english.ac3 files. That mkv plays with the default audio stream which is not english. How do I load english.ac3 and play it with mkv at the same time?

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marked as duplicate by Eliah Kagan, Stephen Myall, hhlp, Tom Brossman, qbi Jan 23 '13 at 19:38

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You can Try the this:

  • Open VLC media Player
  • In the Menu > Media choose Open(Advanced)...

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  • In the Open Media window, click in Show more options and Play another media synchronously (extra audio file,...)

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  • In the "File Selection" field add your mkv file, and in the "Extra media" field browse and add your ac3 file.

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  • Click and play, and finally go to Menu > Audio > Audio Track and choose The track eg:

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Hope this will be helpful.

Regards.

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As I usually prefer the command line, and as I'm forgetting the answer myself, and as Google has pointed me to this question first -- let me copy this answer here :)

vlc videofile --input-slave audiofile 
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