Discwelder Steel DVD-A burning program, anyone try it?

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  1. Phil_DC

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    I ran across this program and that will allow you to essentially make and burn DVD-A's at up to 24/192 res!

    http://www.discwelder.com/low/low_frameset.htm

    This sound awesome, especially if can take CD audio, convert it to 24/192 and burn it to DVD-A. I for one would like to combine some of my collections on to single DVD's, like most if not all my Eagles CD's on to one DVD ETC. I am not sure of the legal ramifications with regards to doing this, but as long as I own the CD's and not give the DVD-A's away I would think it would be alright.

    Has anyone here ever tried this software?
    If so does up-converting CD audio to 24/192 actually improve the sound quality?
     
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    Good Gravy Man! That thing is $2500.00,I like dvd-a and all but I'll wait for the 250.00 version.
     
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    It uses interpolation to basically guess what should be there (read between the lines). Some Upsamplers are better than others.
     
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    Oh, I don't know. It's subjective just like most of everything else in audio.

    There are more affordable ones like this from Perpetual Technologies.

    And there are ridiculously expensive ones like this from dCS.

    When saying that some upsamplers are better than others, I was referring to the generally poor quality or the upsampler (resampler) in my Panasonic RP-91 DVD-Audio player.
     
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    Nick,

    I thought you were referring to software based upsamplers.
    I know Sonic Foundry Sound Forge Program will convert a 16bit@44.1 wav file to 24 bit@96 or even 192. I do not know what the quality of the upconvert or upsample that Sound Forge makes but it's considerably cheaper than the Perpetual Technologies P-1A


    By the way to any interested on this site you can download a demo of Discwelder Steel.

    http://kellysmusic.biz/productinfo.asp?id=-1294747584
     
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