Yes you read the message subject correctly. It does say "Home Brewed DVD-Audio Discs" and believe it or not, it is actually possible to make your very own DVD-Audio discs at home using the DVD burner in your computer.
Before the sysop police come out and delete this post, I'm not talking about making copies of DVD-Audio discs but rather of making your very own DVD-Audio discs from any 24 bit-44.1/48/96k two channel wav audio files you have on your computer. How you get the wav files is up to you. So far I only know how to make two channel discs, but maybe someone out there can find a way to make a 5.1 channel discs.
Here's what's involved:
1. The audio files - as I said, any 24 bit wav file will work, the sampling rate can be either 44.1k, 48k or 96K. One can make these files using many of the current higher end sound cards available and transfering over a tape or lp to one's hard drive.
2. A copy of DVD-Audio Tools, which can be downloaded from DVD-Audio Tools. Don't worry this is free, open source software and is not infected with any virus or rootkit or other nasties. However, what it is, is a simple program with a command line interface which many of you die hard windows and mac users will be at a loss to understand.
3. What DVD-Audio Tools (along with another small command line program mkisofs) will do is create an .iso image file of the DVD which can then be "burned" using any DVD burning software which can read .iso files. Nero is the program that I used.
Basically what all this means is that instead of taking one's LP's and making copies of them onto CD you can now make high resolution copies of them onto DVD-Audio discs. Now that's what I call progress.
By the way, from what I read, the way I understand it the author of DVD-Audio Tools reverse engineered how to make a DVD-Audio disc by examining what was on a commercial DVD-Audio disc and then figuring out how to recreate that information and put it on a blank DVD. At present there is no commercial consumer level software available for making DVD-Audio discs.