Encoding a bunch of recordings to 265 but wanted to preserve the existing AC3 track. It looks like the following lines got it to work, but I just wanted to make sure.
ffmpeg-audioac3=-acodec copy handbrake-audio=-E copy -a 1,2,3,4,5
Also, why does the existing MKV HQ profile re-encode AC3 to AC3? As I first tried copying the lines from that profile, but it was just re-encoding what was already there.
And I know most of the profiles convert to the more efficient AAC, but looking online and it appears that most people say it’s better to keep an existing AC3 track in tact, even if it will take up a bit more space, as it should be more compatible. As stereo equipment might not be able to read the AAC 5.1+ track.