Sound messed up on handbrake converted file only on Apple TV

I just bought a new Apple TV yesterday, and hooked it up to my flat screen.  So far almost everything's ok with the following exception:
I have a few videos on my desktop PC (Windows 7) which are in AVI, and so iTunes can't play them.  I used Handbrake to convert them to a format that iTunes likes.  I can play them on my desktop through iTunes without problem.  However, when I try to play them using Airplay on my Apple TV the sound is messed up: the dialog track is extremely low volume, while the music accompaniment is normal..  If I raise the volume on my TV so that I can hear the dialog, the music comes blasting through.  Has anyone else encountered this problem with Handbrake converted videos?

I figured out my problem!  It wasn't handbrake (well maybe not).  I have a Denon 1909 receiver, and the Apple TV was plugged into that.   I was misled by the fact that some videos I played seemed to work fine.  It turns out that the receiver has at least 6 different sound modes.  Each one apparently applies a different filter.  There are two (I don't know the difference): one labeled "Direct" and the other "Pure" which seem to work ok.  I found that the problem wasn't just movies: I tried directing output from Wunderradio app on my iPhone (this lets me stream a lot of radio broadcasts) and it had the same problem: music ok, but human voice almost inaudible.  It seems that the setting that I had used Dolby.  Doesn't HDMI protocol have an indication of how the digital audio is encoded?  If it does, you'd think that the receiver should only try to "unDolby" a stream if it were encoded with Dolby.  For now, my problem appears to be solved.

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