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1, 3, 4 or 5 channel DVD-Audio?

Discussion in 'High resolution audio' started by dchapman, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. dchapman

    dchapman Member

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    Does anyone know of any DVD-A software capable of authoring 1, 3, 4 or 5 channel uncompressed LPCM audio?

    As far as I can tell the Discwelder series only supports 2 and 6 channels.

    What about Wavelab?

    Are there any other options?

    Thanks,

    Dave.
     
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    Yes, as I understand it Wavelab does all logical configurations from 1-6 channels. Apart from the mono setup, the fronts are always there. Then combine 0-1 LFE, 0-1 center and 0, 1 (mono back channel) or 2 surrounds.
     
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    It appears that I was wrong about the discWelder series - even Bronze can author discs with any number of channels from 1 to 6.

    I was confused by the fact that the "track properties" only lets you choose between stereo and 6-channel surround. But if you select 6-channel surround, and then populate less than 6 channels, then the DVD gets authored as such.

    Dave.
     
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    Remember that you have a limitation of 9.6 Megabits/second with straight, uncompressed audio.
    This will allow up to 4.0 in 24/96, but no further.
    To get 24/96 in 5.1 you need MLP lossless and an app that supports this.

    The discwelder interface does look like it does stereo/5.1 only, but a quick read of the manual will tell you that you can author a disc with whatever channel arrangement you choose to use.
     

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