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is it possible to create dolby ac3 surround CDR with toast 7?



I have read through 10 pages of forum topics but didnt see this issue anywhere.....


My setup comprises: Macbook Intel / toast 7.1.2/ final cut studio / Cubase 4/ 220 seat digital theatre with Bose amps & speakers (5:1) / marantz sr4200 decoder /marantz dvd player


so...... I make surround audio (created in Cubase 4) exported as 'N Interleaved' mix and then into Compressor to convert to Dolby AC3.


at this point I would normally take the audio in to dvdstudio pro with its accompanying video and create a 5:1 dvd, No problem..........




Is there anything to stop me doing the same process and then putting the AC3 file in to Toast 7 (minus the video of course!) and burning as an audio CD to then play on a 5:1 dvd player and get full surround?


I tried a quick test this morning and in the studio the mix was perfect in its 5:1 separation, but playing it back on the DVD setup in the theatre,as an audio CDR burned in Toast 7 all I got was left and right summed audio.


Is toast 7 capable of burning 5:1 audio to a regular CDR or have I missed something?


Great forum BTW

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I believe this cannot be done with audio CD format but can be done with music DVD format. As I recall you need to hold down the option key while dragging your AC-3 files to the Video window with music DVD selected as the format. Let me know how that works.

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I tried this as u suggested but I still didnt get the correct separation on the channels, I did get good separation across the front left and right, nothing in the back and centre,I will go back to the mix in cubase and check my channel settings and try again early next week.

thanks again

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