24/96 home recording

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  1. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

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    I think I have figured how to do this.

    Need a 24/96 capable sound card, record analog signal (lp) to hard drive. Then use a PC DVD burner to burn a DAD-like DVD-V disc. (Digital Audio Disc, not DVD-A.) I don't know all the formats though: DVD-R/RW-/+ etc.

    Could also put hours of 16/44 on a DVD.

    Anyone know which recordable DVD format could do this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Philip Hamm

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    Which format you use is irrelevant. You won't find authoring software that supports 96/24. Nothing but pro level DVD authoring software which costs tens of thousands of dollars (at least) will support this format.
     
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    As far as the DVD-A authoring software goes,
    have you looked at Discwelder Steel? It claims to do
    stereo PCM at 24 bits up to 192KHz. For less than $500.
    I haven't tried it myself, but it looks like it might
    be fun to play with.

    --Imre M.
     
  4. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

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    So no bundled software with any PC DVD burner supports up to 24/96? How about shareware type stuff? (I.e., I still use CDRwin for burning CDs.)

    24/96 was OK for Digital Audio Discs, why not for burning at home?
     
  5. LanceJ

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    Kevin:

    Here's a Regular Joe home dvd-audio solution:

    Minnetonka Audio dvd-audio software for $495.

    Remember, a dvd-audio disc can be made with no on-screen anything (videos or operating systems). The Elv1s dvd-audio from BMG is like this and a recent release by MDG, a German classical label. But to be perfectly honest, I'm not sure if this budget authoring software is capable of doing that--I'm sure you could email them about this.

    I think "Sckott" and a few others on the Steve Hoffman forum have used Discwelder, but to do a search there you have to be a registered member.

    BTW, this is one reason I prefer dvd-audio: it's an open format anyone can use.

    LJ
     
  6. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

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    I'm hoping for something a little cheaper... [​IMG]
     
  7. Eric F

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    I dunno about that. You have Nero? You can burn a virtual DVD and see how it does.

    I might fool around with it a bit.
     
  8. Philip Hamm

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    I'm shocked that there's a $500 solution, that's great! Try www.dvdrhelp.com, I've read about people wanting to do this kind of authoring there, nobody doing it without expensive software. Technically, it should be very easy, it's just that next to nothing supports 96/24 audio streams on the consumer level. There is just no demand for this virtually unknown DVD-Video audio format, though I agree it sounds great.
     
  9. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

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    Philip- Thanks. I was actually wondering if there was an equivalent to the cdrfaq.org site that was so useful when I was coming up to speed on cd-r/rw burning...
     
  10. Joe Tompkins

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    Kevin,

    There have been some discussions on this topic
    over at the chesky forum ( makers of DAD discs ).
    I believe you need to make "vob" files from an
    avi stream with 96/24 audio track. In essence
    it is a slide show with the 96/24 audio track.
    You'll need some sort of video editing software
    package to do this. I have made some vcd's with
    audio tracks from digital camcorder, but I don't
    have a dvd burner in my pc to experiment with the
    96/24 stuff. I've got an Alesis MasterLink which
    can record at 96/24 to cdr in aiff format and an
    aiff to wav converter. I just need the dvd burner
    to attempt this.

    Alot of interest is starting to stir around this
    topic.

    Joe T.
     
  11. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

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    Cool. So I am not the only one curious about this... I am hoping that some enterprising young hacker does an easy to use shareware type application maybe even specifically for this. I am probably a few months from getting my own burner.
     

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