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DVD-Audio "DVDA", PC Incompatible? DTS Chipmunk!

Discussion in 'High resolution audio' started by caveman50, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. caveman50

    caveman50 Guest

    My curiosity got the best of me, and I went out and bought a $20 Sting DVDA "DTS" just to see what the difference is.

    My specs:

    DFI NF2-Ultra Rev B - Using onboard Soundstorm SPDIF coax out.

    Logitech Z-5500 Speakers with Hardware DD and DTS decoding.

    PowerDVD (Tried WinDVD as well with same result)

    LightON DVD drives (1 Reader, 1 single layer writer)



    When trying to play the DVDA, PowerDVD detects it as an "audio CD" I have it configured to output through the SPDIF, My speakers pick up the DTS track and decodes it.

    The problem: the tracks seem to play at 1.5 times the normal speed (chipmunk effect). I know this, because when I use my Stand-alone DVD player, with Optical SPDIF out to the same speakers, it works perfectly!

    How can I get this to play correctly on my computer!?

    I've been googling High and low, visiting Cyberlink, and intervideo, and cannot find anything helpful...
     
  2. bitbrain2

    bitbrain2 Member

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    PowerDVD 6.0 and WinDVD 6.0 are both capable to play DVD-A, previous versions are not! Did you try to play it through the analog outputs of your onboard sound chip ? I used WinDVD 6.0 to play a DVD-A with my Terratec Aureon Sky and it worked fine.

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  3. sdifox

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    Are you sure you got DVD-A (as in does it have the DVD-Audio logo at the back)? DTS is playing very dirty. They use the same super jewel case DVD-A uses for their DTS music Discs (can't call them CD since they are not Redbook compliant).

    And I doubt you can hear much difference on your setup. But you need up to date software plus hardware decoder like an Audigy (no digital out for dvd-a, nor SACD).
     

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