Apple music format chosen for DVD Audio

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

  1. macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    DVD Forum chooses Apple music format for DVD Audio

  2. macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    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

    Mar 10, 2004
    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.
  4. Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    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

    Jan 7, 2003
    Washington, DC
    I love the idea of the "next generation" CD. Won't the CD (as packaged and sold) be dead by then?
  6. macrumors 68000


    Nov 27, 2001
    here (for now)
    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!

  7. macrumors 68040


    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.
  8. macrumors 65816


    Feb 10, 2003
    Buckeye Country, O-H
    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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