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Recording Quality Cd Or Dvd


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Hello, sorry if this has been answered before but I keep getting errors when I do a search on this. Anyways, my question is, I'm recording my LP's to CD Spin Doctor. There's a choice between CD quality and DVD quality. I'm going to burn to a CD. Is there any benefits in selecting DVD quality or does it matter. Thanks

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Audio CDs are 44.1 khz. Video DVDs are 48 khz. If you plan to make an audio CD then you want 44.1 khz. If you are using this as a soundtrack for a movie or for making a Music DVD then 48 khz is preferred. However, any 44.1 khz audio will get resampled as 48 khz by a DVD authoring application (such as Toast) anyway, so sticking with CD quality is the most universal option.

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Audio CDs are 44.1 khz. Video DVDs are 48 khz. If you plan to make an audio CD then you want 44.1 khz. If you are using this as a soundtrack for a movie or for making a Music DVD then 48 khz is preferred. However, any 44.1 khz audio will get resampled as 48 khz by a DVD authoring application (such as Toast) anyway, so sticking with CD quality is the most universal option.

 

 

Thanks for the information. So if I'm reading this right if I ony going to listen to these cd's in a cd player than I should sample at 44.1 khz, on the other hand if I was going to import the music from my cd sometime later say to a non linear editing program say Final Cut Pro, which I would later burn to a DVD, I should sample at 48 khz even though it could be resampled up.

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Thanks for the information. So if I'm reading this right if I ony going to listen to these cd's in a cd player than I should sample at 44.1 khz, on the other hand if I was going to import the music from my cd sometime later say to a non linear editing program say Final Cut Pro, which I would later burn to a DVD, I should sample at 48 khz even though it could be resampled up.

You are correct. Also, Toast will downsample a 48 khz audio file to 44.1 khz when burning it to audio CD. So choose which one matters most to you. A problem with changing the frequency one way or the other is that it can result in a file that has the pitch, speed and length changed slightly unless it is resampled properly.

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