creating DVDA SACD

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by iris_failsafe, Jan 26, 2006.

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    iris_failsafe

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    Can I burn DVDA /SACD disc in my computer and what software would I need.

    I have a powermac with a DL DVD RW+-,would it work?

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    DVD-A is simple, just encode in 24bit, 192kHz.

    SACD is a bit different as you need to have the orginal recording in DSD from the beginning. You can convert PCM to DSD, but you may as well autor in DVD-A.

    Can you burn DVD-A or SACD, as far as I know, no you cannot.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you can burn DVD-A. Try Discwelder for Mac. Unfortunately, it is not free -- I believe it costs about $100.

    I have used Discwelder for about a year -- it is very easy and have never had a bad burn. The process is a little slow because the software must encode the files into the DVD-A format then burn the disk.

    The downside to burning DVD-A, of course, is that you need a DVD player that will play these files after the disk has been burned. Unfortunately, your Mac DVD player will not -- and neither will iTunes. I own a Pioneer Elite DVD player that will play just about anything.
     
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    Kind of not what you are looking for, but if you have a Windows machine WaveLab by Steinberg (the makers of Cubase) does quite a nice job of DVD-A burning. Tis expensive though.

    I have not used Discwelder personally, but a colleague of mine uses it and gets good results.
     
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    Duff-Man

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    Duff-Man says...there is also this app DVD-Audiofile that you can make DVD-A images with although I have not tested it yet.....oh yeah!
     
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    Rod Rod

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    DVD-Audio authoring with Toast?

    Do the music DVDs that Toast outputs comply with the DVD-Audio spec?

    Their website doesn't seem clear about it. Thanks.
     
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    No Toast does not comply with DVD-A specs.
     
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    scottlinux

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    Toast ver. 7.1 CAN do DVDs with 24bit/96kHz audio. Go to Video>Side window>Encoding - Custom>More>Encoding>Audio Format PCM

    And you now have a 24/96 audio DVD. Not a spec'd DVD-A disc, but close.
     
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    macrumors 6502

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    what can you play a 24/96 DVD (not DVD-A) on?
     
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    scottlinux

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    Any DVD player, or any computer with a DVD drive.
     
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    macrumors 6502

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    Do all DVD players have 24/96 capable d/a convertors? I wish the drives in car headunits were dvd capable then. I couldnt imagine it would be much more expensive since DVD drives&players are so cheap now and of course play CDA too. It would be awesome for those with really good systems to be playing 24/96. PLaying on most people ht systems though or computer speakers...99% of those are like Sony or whatever mini crap that sound like hell.
     
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    As Duff-Man said, DVD-Audiophile is the way to go for DVD-A creation. It works best when you use FLAC files (doesn't like the header on certain WAV files), so best to losslessly compress the audio to FLAC first.

    SACD authoring is not a real option. With DSD being a proprietary format, there's no real consumer or even prosumer way to listen to DSD recordings (by, say, a Tascam DSD recording deck or the new Korg recorders coming out) without converting to PCM first. SACD authoring is only, as far as I know, done by sending the DSD RAW files to an SACD mastering house. That's a very expensive way to do things.

    Personally, I don't care about listening to 24bit audio in the car. There's too high of a noise floor to make the better detail worthwhile. While I love my 24bit recordings at home, I can even live with a high bitrate mp3 (gasp!) in the car!

    EDIT: just to clarify - I'm talking about recordings made by us in DSD format, NOT a commercial SACD. Of course we know how to listen to a commercial SACD, but there's no real way to listen to a DSD recording made by us in the field/studio/whatever without converting to PCM first.
     
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    scottlinux

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    The DVD specs for DVD movies, etc. is for a max of 2-channel 24/96 PCM audio. That's the highest a DVD-Video can go. I would think that DVD players would all work with the specs of DVD-Video.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD

    But I'm not 100% sure if all DVD players have the converter. It is advertised on most in the description:

    http://tinyurl.com/ya927j

    http://tinyurl.com/yemvko
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    Does DVD-Audiofile work on Intel Imacs?

    I downloaded dvd-audiofile ver 0.74. But no luck for me. ver 0.73 says only compatible with Power PC. i downloaded 0.74 from a website and this one does not say anything abt compatibility
     
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    Thanks bgalizio,

    I had the latest version just that. I was not using it properly.

    also, i am not able to open the preference for Audiofile? Any idea why it is not doing it?

    Isight
     

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