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Audio ISO files to playable DVD's

Discussion in 'High resolution audio' started by glasgowmaan, Jun 6, 2020.

  1. wither 1

    wither 1 Member

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    The problem I have with the discs I've burned (not from an ISO, just using various combinations of the files you provided) is that I don't have any software that will play an .aob. I see that WinDVD is supposed to support them but I can't download a usable installation file. VLC Player is supposed to play them but it doesn't work. As a result, I can't determine if the discs are in a correct structure in order to give you a workaround for the ISOs.
     
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    Mmm! I can play it with VLC but in order to listen to it in surround sound, I have to play it on my DVD player which doesn't recognise any of the discs that I've burned using various methods and burning programmes. I've tried everything I could and that's why I came to the forum for help. No matter. It's just frustrating that I can't do it. Thanks for your help anyway, and if you should happen to discover a solution, drop me an email please.
    Thank you wither 1.
     
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    You can play the ISO?
     
  4. glasgowmaan

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    Yes. I can play the ISO file on my computer. But that is only stereo. The idea of the DVD disc is to play the music in surround sound, which I can do from my DVD player but not from my computer. So, I am trying to burn the file/s to DVD disc. I have tried to burn it with Windows burner, IMG Burn, Clone DVD, But, so far, this has proven impossible whether it is the original ISO file or the AUDIO_TS file extracted from the the ISO. That's why I came for help.
    VLC will also play the individual AOB files, but not as a complete unit, like it does with the ISO.
     
  5. wither 1

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    Well, as I noted earlier, I would be on vacation this week. I'm 300 miles from home and the files are on my desktop PC at home. As a result, I won't be able to anything with this until next weekend.

    I'll try to create an ISO with them but it's going to be tough because I don't know it's exact structure. You had mentioned previously that there were no files in the video_ts folder but that doesn't make any sense since to play it on a DVD player and display the video, the video and it's corresponding files should be in that folder. I may need to see a screenshot of what's shown when it's unzipped.
     
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    Yeah I could send that but meanwhile you go and enjoy your holiday, and let me know what you need when you get back. I'm in no rush.
    Thanks.
     
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    Would you open the .zip file (and any folders within it) and provide a screenshot?
     
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    I thought you were on holiday? Has it been a week already?
    I've uploaded a photo of how the AUDIO_TS folder looks when opened.
    The VIDEO_TS folder is completely empty.
     

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    Download the DVD-A tools from here-

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/dvd-audio/

    When downloading, it will take you to several pages, at each page there is a green circle that will tell you that the download will continue in X seconds. Wait for it and then it will take you to the next page.

    I'll talk to you about it tomorrow.
     
  10. glasgowmaan

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    Hello wither 1. I got the download, extracted the files, and had a look at the PDF file.
    I have no idea what that means. I think you will have to talk me through it.
     
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    Apparently, one runs one of those commands from a command prompt to accomplish the desired action.

    Did you try to install the software? I don't have Win 10 but I'm not sure it matters.
     
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    I haven't tried to install anything yet. Was waiting for some instruction. Will go ahead now.
    I am running windows 7, so I hope it doesn't matter.
     
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    OK. tried to open the dvda-author.exe
    It ran a script on the black background, like the command that you speak of above, very quickly. For about a second.
    Then nothing. I've looked for a programme but can't find anything. Any advice?
     
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    That's the same thing that happened to me but I tried it on Vista. Didn't try it on Win 7.


    I started on this adventure from this page-

    https://dvd-audio.sourceforge.io/howto.shtml

    In there, it says that you can only play a DVD-audio disc from a drive which with the DVD-Audio logo. Perhaps that's why we can't burn one.

    I tried running the first line to create a DVD from a command prompt but that didn't work.
     
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    i would try converting the file to an mp3 format and burn it to a cd.i remember playing with audio only dvd but was a long time ago,but i remember it was a pain.
     
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    The problem is finding software which will convert an .aob to .mp3.

    Several days ago, I was able to convert his files to an image file using InfraRecorder. I then burned that to disc with Nero Burning Rom, DVD-ISO. For some reason, VLC Player wouldn't play either it or an .aob on it.
     
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    what about the original video files before the iso was made?
     
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    VLC originally threw up a bunch of errors regarding the inability to open .aob files. However, I remember that last week I was able to get it to play one of the files off that disc but with no sound.

    This morning I retried playing that disc in VLC Player again. It took 45 minutes for it to display the Audio_TS and Video_TS folders. An hour later, it displayed the contents of that folder. I asked it to play the folder. It read the .ifo file and a few minutes later jumped to the first .aob. This is what it looks like 45 minutes later-

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/cd8oqhg6nggdiu8/VLCPlayerdvdaudiodiscplayback.JPG?dl=0
     
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    Hi aldan. Nice of you to drop in.
    I don't know if I'm going to be much use to you guys here, or just in the way. You seem to be talking way above my knowledge of these things. But, I played the complete AUDIO _TS file on VLC no problem, by just dropping it in and hitting the play button. Just tried the DVD that I burned and it plays exactly the same. The problem is I can't get my DVD player to recognise the disc. The VLC player is version 3.0.11 Vetinari.

    It opens the file up and jumps to ATS_01_1.AOB, plays 19mins 27secs, then, with a very slight pause, to change tracks, straight onto ATS_01_2.AOB for 19:32secs, then ATS_01_3.AOB for the remaining 3:37. These files are the surround files according to VLC's Codec information.

    When these files are played through, with no promt, it straightaway plays ATS_02_1.AOB, (24:46secs), then ATS_02_2.AOB, (17:50), to complete the album in stereo.

    AUDIO_SV.VOB is a picture file which is supposed to last 29secs, but flies through the track numbers very fast.

    AUDIO_TS.VOB is suposed to last 5secs, but either doesn't play at all, or it's so fast that I can't see it.

    It just by passes the other files.

    Here is a screenshot of VLC playing the DVD that I burned:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/2fgt9gvgv2f8ul5/My VLC playing files..jpg?dl=0

    As I said at the start, don't know if that'll be much help, or not.
     
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    Which version of VLC Player are you using?

    Did you burn a simple data disc by doing a copy of the Audio_TS folder to disc. Please explain.

    Immediately after i posted yesterday, the play back position line changed to blue. However, after a couple of hours, it had only gotten to like 2 minutes of the first .aob without any audio.
     

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