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Is there anything I can do to play DVD-A (dd track) on my computer!?!?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Adam.Heckman, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. Adam.Heckman

    Adam.Heckman Well-Known Member

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    I would love to be able to listen to a few of my DVD-As at work. They play on 'regualar' dvd players with DD tracks, and my computer has a dvd drive. However, when I put it in, it doesn't recognize it. What gives and what can I do?? Thanks in advance for any responses.
     
  2. Gerald LaFrance

    Gerald LaFrance Well-Known Member

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    Hi you would need a DVD-A software player to play it at work or on any computer, but if you dont have a 5.1 speaker setup you wouldnt here all the sound?? do you have a 5.1 setup at work??

    I bought a Audigy 2 which came with the Software DVD-A player. [​IMG]

    I read they play on some DVD players but NOT in full DVD-A Quality!! you would need a DVD-A player or a Universal player "Pioneer 578a" for example.

    DD is that Dolby Digital??
     
  3. Adam.Heckman

    Adam.Heckman Well-Known Member

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    DD is Dolby Digital. And I figure, that if I watch a DVD on my comp that is encoded in DD, and can put on headphones and here it, then I should be able to do this with DVD-A. I realize that I won't get full benifit from it, but I'm just at work and want to listen to the music, because for a while, I don't have time at home, where I do have a Pio 563a Universal hooked into a Denon 1604.

    Interesting to hear that an audigy 2 comes with the software for DVD-A playback.

    Does anyone know if there is any software out there for download? A search on download.com didn't come up with much.
     
  4. Jerry Klawiter

    Jerry Klawiter Well-Known Member

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    Adam,
    The creative audigy 2 DVD-A software will only work with a audigy 2 card. btw: I have a spare audigy 2 SB0240 card, pm if interested. These cards also come with 1394 firewire ports.
     
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    Darryl Well-Known Member

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    All I can say is that my computer plays the DVD-V (DD) portion of DVD-As with no special software and with no problems...just looks like a movie to my computer.
     
  6. Jerry Klawiter

    Jerry Klawiter Well-Known Member

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    Darryl,
    That is correct, that sound track is the mpeg compressed data track or pcm. The high res dvd-a track will need special software and hardware such as the audigy 2.
     

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