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44.1kHz 24 bit Audio DVDs possible?


AngusL

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Is it possible with Toast 8 to make higher bit depth music DVDs without also using higher sample rates - ei., 48 kHz, 96 kHz?

AngusL

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Hope this answers your question somewhat.

 

From the Toast Pdf Help File page 77 section 3:

To change the audio format from the default Dolby Digital to uncompressed PCM audio, click More and chose Custom Option from Encoding tab ... Choose PCM for the audio format. Toast records PCM at 48kHz/ 16 bit OR 48 kHz/ 24 bit levels. Audio that had been recorded at 96kHz/ 24 bit is downsampled automatically unless you choose the 96kHz/ 24 bit option, which maintains the higher quality but reduces disk space.

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I am no expert concerning DVD file formats, but I believe you are incorrect on this. AFAIK, the audio component of DVD video files is indeed limited to 48 or 96kHz but genuine stereo (as opposed to PCM surround) DVD-Audio can be be anywhere from 44.1 to 192 kHz and 16, 20, or 24 bits. See the following for documentation. Therefore, I still wonder if it is possible using Toast 8 to make 44.1/24 bit DVD-A disks.

http://www.discwelder.com/pdfs/dvdAudioWhitepaper.pdf

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I am no expert concerning DVD file formats, but I believe you are incorrect on this. AFAIK, the audio component of DVD video files is indeed limited to 48 or 96kHz but genuine stereo (as opposed to PCM surround) DVD-Audio can be be anywhere from 44.1 to 192 kHz and 16, 20, or 24 bits. See the following for documentation. Therefore, I still wonder if it is possible using Toast 8 to make 44.1/24 bit DVD-A disks.

http://www.discwelder.com/pdfs/dvdAudioWhitepaper.pdf

Toast does not create DVD-A discs. It has a music DVD feature that uses the video DVD spec for playing audio-only content (plus a still video frame). The advantage of Toast's Music DVD is that it is playable on any DVD player and doesn't require a DVD Audio player.

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