Chromecast is an innovative way to easily stream movies or music to a TV: plug it into the HDMI port of a monitor, and stream to it using your phone as a remote control. Some might call it “Google’s Airplay”: however at $35 USD, it makes streaming to your TV far more affordable that with an Apple TV. The only shortness is that many people have problem with playing MKV files with AC3 sound on there Chromecast.
This issue has been fixed, HDMI splitters AND rebooting: https://code.google.com/p/google-cast-sdk/issues/detail?id=452#c30. however, people still get no sound when playing MKVs with AC3 audio codec on Chromecast. To fix this issue, the most effective solution is transcoding AC3 to Chromecast supported AAC audio codec.
To convert AC3 to Chromecast for TV streaming, you can use Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for Windows/Mac. It can transcode AC3 to Chromecast compatible AAC audio codec. Besides converting AC3 audio codec, the program also helps to transcoding other unsupported video formats such as ISO, MKV, FLV, VOB, H.265/HEVC, MXF, XAVC/XAVC even Blu-ray and DVD to Chromecast best favorable streaming video and audio codec.
Free download AC3 to Chromecast Converter
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How to Convert AC3 Audio to Chromecast for TV Streaming?
Step 1: Load AC3 audio codec into the program.
Start the program on your computer, click “File” to load video files with AC3 audio codec into the program. Batch conversion feature allows you to add multiple AC3 audio files.
Step 2: Output Chromecast supported video codec.
Click the “Format” bar, from its drop-down option, choose to output Chromecast best compatible video codec from “Common Video” > “H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)”.
Step 3: Output Chromecast streamable AAC audio codec.
Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile” settings window, in the audio section, click “Codec” drop-down list and select “AAC” for Chromecast streaming.
Step 4: Begin AC3 to Chromecast supported formats conversion process.
After all the setting is completed, hit right-bottom “Convert” button click “Convert”button to start the conversion process.
When the conversion is done, just feel free to stream converted AC3 audio files from Chromecast to TV.