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SiliconAddict
Mar 23, 2004, 08:43 PM
DVD Forum chooses Apple music format for DVD Audio (http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/54/36463.html)

he AAC (Advanced Audio Codec), the audio format supported by Apple's iTunes Music Store, has been chosen as a key future DVD Audio disc technology by the standard's governing body, the DVD Forum.

According to an unnamed Forum member cited by web site High Fidelity Review, AAC beat Microsoft's Windows Media 9 format, MP3 and Sony's ATRAC because it "sounded better than the others".

Ironically, the Forum recently selected Windows Media as the basis for its future high-definition video DVD format.

wdlove
Mar 23, 2004, 08:48 PM
This is great news for Apple, now the DVD will continue with clear & crisp audio and visual. Thank you for pointing out this great news SiliconAddict. I look forward to seeing how Apple will be able to improve on this AAC for DVD.

briankonar
Mar 23, 2004, 09:01 PM
AAC is Dolby's technology, Apple just licenses it. What I'm confused about, is why they include two forms of audio, one lossy (AAC) and the other lossless (Meridian Audio Packaging i think) on the DVDs? Wouldn't it be better to just go for the high definition lossless compression or am i missing something? I would much rather use lossless compression and have a 20 meg file than lossy compression with 8 megs. Im so confused.

bousozoku
Mar 23, 2004, 10:01 PM
I think it has to do with the combination of multiple channel audio plus the ability to fit more on a disc than some other format would allow. There is also the consideration that AAC requires less power to decode than the rivals tested.

Le Big Mac
Mar 26, 2004, 04:30 PM
I love the idea of the "next generation" CD. Won't the CD (as packaged and sold) be dead by then?

neut
Mar 26, 2004, 04:54 PM
I love the idea of the "next generation" CD. Won't the CD (as packaged and sold) be dead by then?

what do you mean? my dad just bought an Acura TL 04 with a DVD audio deck... what i wonder is can you just burn audio to DVD like a CD and throw it into the deck like a CD??? That would rule!


peace.

Macmaniac
Mar 26, 2004, 07:36 PM
At first their was rumors that pointed to WMP 9 being used because it sounded better.......... They realized their mistake pretty quick. WMP 9 and good quality don;t go in the same sentence.

Sweetfeld28
Mar 26, 2004, 08:42 PM
AAC is Dolby's technology, Apple just licenses it. What I'm confused about, is why they include two forms of audio, one lossy (AAC) and the other lossless (Meridian Audio Packaging i think) on the DVDs? Wouldn't it be better to just go for the high definition lossless compression or am i missing something? I would much rather use lossless compression and have a 20 meg file than lossy compression with 8 megs. Im so confused.

Correct me if i am wrong, but wasn't it deeloped by Adobe? And, yes it would make more sense to go with the lossless compression. I wouldn't want lossy compression in a Photoshop graphic; so why would i want it in Audio?