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Troubles burning a DVD-A

I have ripped the tracks from the Eagles DVD-V "Hell freezes over", as 24/48 wav's, and was looking for a program to use in burning the tracks to a DVD-A.

Jim Tavegia says he uses Audio DVD Creator, but I have read in some forum that this program makes DVD-V's instead of DVD-A's.

No matter how I try to burn these tracks, I can't play them on my CD/DVD player. The computer plays them though. What am I doing wrong?

Any suggestions would be highly appreciated, as I would like to learn more about this. Thx

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Jim Tavegia says he uses Audio DVD Creator, but I have read in some forum that this program makes DVD-V's instead of DVD-A's.

A hi-res DVD-V will play in any DVD player.

A DVD-A will only play in a player that supports such.

That said, the program name that comes up most often for DVD-A authoring is discWelder BRONZE.

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Re: Troubles burning a DVD-A

I have and use discWelder BRONZE. Capable and simple to use.

DVD-A is entirely different format than DVD-V.

I am not aware of any other consumer product that creates DVD-A discs.

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Cirlinca DVD-Audio Solo comes highly recommended:
http://cirlinca.com/index.htm

Free, full-featured trial:
http://cirlinca.com/download.htm

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Re: Troubles burning a DVD-A

Thanks a lot for the replies. I will look further into this asap.

Regards

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Re: Troubles burning a DVD-A

The free edition of Cirlinca let me burn a DVD-A in 24/48. I can't play very loud at this time (neighbours sleeping) but is sounds great, although not quite as clean as the actual DVD-Video. Anyway, it's probably like a good redbook CD soundwise.

At $45 the program is a decent deal. Thanks again all

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Re: Troubles burning a DVD-A

What was the audio resolution of the original DVD? If it was 24/48, I can't imagine why the DVD-A doesn't sound the same. If it was higher, like 24/96, can you rip it as such? I know the Cirlinca program can burn at up to 24/192.

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Re: Troubles burning a DVD-A

I have no idea what resolution the audio tracks on the DVD were, as I cannot see it anywhere. I can't open the directory TS_Audio on the disc. Same with the burned DVD-A, but my best guess from the sound says 24/48.

Maybe the tracks ended up as 24/48 because I extracted them with another program that didn't support 24/96 or 24/192. There's no sense in copying a DVD-A just to try it though. I did try to extract the tracks directly from the DVD-video (with Cirlinca) but with no success.

Also I am new on this, and as such have a lot to learn.

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There's no sense in copying a DVD-A just to try it though.


Does this mean you give up?


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I can't open the directory TS_Audio on the disc.


The AUDIO_TS folder on a DVD-Video disk is usually empty. The audio files are contained within the VOB files in the VIDEO_TS folder, and can't be read without decoding software, like DVD Audio Extractor:
http://www.castudio.org/dvdaudioextractor/

I looked up your DVD on Amazon, and found three versions. They have different audio tracks, Dolby Digital and/or DTS in Stereo and Surround-Sound, so it could be that you're listening to a better sounding track than you ripped.

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I have no idea what resolution the audio tracks on the DVD were, as I cannot see it anywhere.


I think speedreading let you down Keld. Per rgibran's response in the other thread there are two audio tracks on the DVD:

  • Audio #1: DTS 6ch x 20/48
  • Audio #2: Stereo 48kHz PCM (presumably 24-bit?)

Once again, there has never been a DVD-A version of this disc, just the DVD-V, a DTS CD and a regular CD.

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Re: Troubles burning a DVD-A

Keld,

Tweaker that you are, try this for grins.

Take the el-cheapo dvd player connected to the tv and hook it up to the system and have a listen. Tell us what you get!

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Re: Troubles burning a DVD-A

It's already hooked up with my system, so I have the TV/Video sound from my speakers. Sounds OK, but no revolutions around. Thx for the idea anyway

EDIT:

Actually it sounds closer to my CDP than I thought (never played music on it before). From what I hear the el-cheapo DVDP can outperform many a $1000 CDP. The sound is somewhat sharper and not quite so pleasant as the CDP, but close. The funny thing is, the sound from the DVDP runs to my amp trough a cheap 30' cable!

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Cirlinca DVD-Audio Solo comes highly recommended:
http://cirlinca.com/index.htm

Free, full-featured trial:
http://cirlinca.com/download.htm

I have downloaded the trial version of this program. It works just fine, and burns 24/96 nicely. At $45 it's an ok buy.

Thanks again for the replies

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Re: Troubles burning a DVD-A

You're very welcome.

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