Apple music format chosen for DVD Audio

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by SiliconAddict, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. macrumors 603

    SiliconAddict

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    DVD Forum chooses Apple music format for DVD Audio

     
  2. macrumors P6

    wdlove

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    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.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  5. macrumors 68020

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    I love the idea of the "next generation" CD. Won't the CD (as packaged and sold) be dead by then?
     
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    neut

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    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.
     
  7. macrumors 68040

    Macmaniac

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    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.
     
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    Sweetfeld28

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    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?
     

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