DVD-Audio – how to make your own discs – part 1
I have to admit to a fascination with audio and with DVD-Audio in particular. It’s a pity the format never really took off but it hasn’t stopped a few enterprising coders work out how to burn your own DVD-Audio discs on plain old ordinary DVD media that played in DVD-Audio players.
I developed a simple appliciation for PC User magazine back in 2005 that combined a number of tools to create DVD-Audio discs for a Pioneer DVD-Video/Audio player I bought that year.
DVD-Audio really is about as close as the audiophile can get to perfect audio quality especially with its 192kHz/24-bit stereo specification, leaving CD-Audio way behind.
Commercially, DVD-Audio is on its last legs but if you have a DVD-Audio player or DVD-Video player with DVD-Audio functionality, it’s a format that’s well worth looking into, particularly given that you can fit up to seven full-length CDs onto a single-layer DVD with full CD quality.
I’m probably wouldn’t recommend you go out an buy a DVD-Audio player now but if you have one, making your own DVD-Audio discs is actually pretty easy with the right tools.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be developing a user interface that ties all the processes together – encoding, authoring and burning. Check back on the “software” page, where I’ll update the release date of the tool (however, it will have to come after my monthly PC User schedule.)
- PC User December 2008 – Creating your own HD movies on DVD
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- Q&A – Can you put high-definition video onto DVD?
- Four free little-known uses for DVD-R
- 10 free video converters for Windows
- Q&A – How do I get movies onto a USB flash drive?
- Q&A – How many hours video can I get onto one DVD?
- XVCD – Part 2
- Q&A – How do I get my VHS tapes onto DVD?