I've downloaded some DVD-Audio rips (ATS_01_0.BUP/ATS_01_1.AOB/ATS_01_0.IFO/etc) and cannot get my compatible player to playback the discs. It is SACD/DVD Audio compatible. The discs I am using are good as I have burned some SACD iso's using them. So far I've tried just burning the AUDIO_TS folder with Nero in data mode and DVD mode with the VIDEO_TS folder with both ISO and UDF. Neither has worked. Is there a certain way to burn these types of discs? Thanks!
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You could also try imgburn. It should automatically configure it for dvd-video/audio if you add a VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS folder.
Have you tried home burned dvd-r/w dvd-video on your player? Does it work? Some players doesn't like home burned dvd-r/w.
DVD-Audio needs TWO directories (or "folders" if you prefer the Windows term):
AUDIO_TS (this is where your files go)
VIDEO_TS (this is where DVD compatibility menus go)
If you did not get any VIDEO_TS files then I am not sure that you can burn a disc that your player will ever recognize.
It's not possible for consumers to burn SACD discs. Having said that, if you'd like to prove me wrong and educate me out of my ignorance on just how this is possible, I welcome that.
Assuming you have an UN-encrypted DVD-Audio folder...
--- open a command prompt and "cd" to a convenient working directory
--- inside this latter, create a folder named "newalbum"
--- copy the DVD-A files to it
--- execute the following command-line
dvda2fs -v -volid DVDAUDIO -dvd-audio -o output.iso newalbum
If even this all doesn't work, we may conclude your hardware DVD-Audio player is pickier than it should be?
dvda2fs.exe (actually a hexedit of a modified mkisofs) attached below.
I'm skeptical of the OP's claims. Jman98 is spot-on: true SACDs are NOT capable of being burned BY ANY BURNER, whether consumer or professional. That's because there has never been a burner made that is capable of adding the SACD-specific pit modulation. And there never will be, because Sony/Philips don't want their format accessible to be created by anyone but LICENSED pressing plants.
Could be a DSD disc in disguise.
Could be the standard Audio CD layer of an SACD ripped (more likely), but then that would burn as a standard audio CD.
I'm also skeptical about all this "downloading DVD-A rips" business. Sounds like warez to me.
It's definitely warez, and it's quite correct that you can't burn SACD.
The burning program may have been smart enough to downsample to redbook spec if the OP has done this before.
Which is appropriate. There was a study published in the AES journal a few years ago comparing 24 bit and redbook using double blind, level matched ABX tests. They did hundreds of trials.
The accuracy rate of the test subjects being able to distinguish between the 2 was about 49%. Ie. no better than chance.
So downloading 24/192 or 24/96 is just a waste of bandwidth and drive space. The files take 6X the space of flacs.
If you look at torrent sites there are tons of them for 24 bit vinyl rips. Using $350 phono systems. Ie. worse than redbook.
OK I think I was unclear in my post. I have downloaded MANY SACD iso rips which I burned and have been playing on my Pioneer SACD compatible DVD player. My Pioneer receiver recognizes the DSD format and displays "DSD". It will also output 5.1 if it is a multichannel SACD . The original SACD's were ripped with a PS3 using some sort of plug-in I believe. If you search the net, there are many available, and they are not 'warez', they are real just as the DVD-Audio rips I have downloaded are real.
About DVD-Audio. When burning these, there is no need for a VIDEO_TS folder just like there is no need for an AUDIO_TS folder when burning a regular DVD. I know this because the few DVD-Audio discs I have burned so far play in my car stereo that supports DVD-A just fine. It also displays DVD-Audio when the disc is inserted. I'm guessing that even though my Pioneer DVD player supports DVD-Audio, it doesnt support DVD-Audio on a DVD-R.
Also, I dont want this thread to turn into a debate on whether or not high rez audio sounds better. I enjoy listening to multichannel music (esp if it's mixed right) which is why I prefer DVD-A / SACD. Has anyone ever heard Dark Side of the Moon in 5.1? Sounds incredible.
Last edited by smackyourfupa; 30th Jan 2014 at 17:38.
If the titles in question were downloaded, but you do not own & have in possession legit physical originals, and/or had not paid through a producer-licensed site for the privilege, yes those ARE warez! (whether CD, DVD-V, DVD-A, SACD, BluRay or anything else).
I stand partially corrected: those SACDs may have been retrieved (via some PS3 exploit), but what you are burning is a DSD disc (which you stated yourself). Depending on the procedure used, the DSD stream could have been captured & reauthored, or the DSD file/format structure could have been file-transferred. Hard to tell. And probably only makes a slight difference in utility, not in quality.
Assuming it ISN'T warez, a check on the model# of the Pioneer car player (and its manual) should tell whether it accepts writables/rewritables or not. That should have been the first thing checked.
Last edited by Cornucopia; 30th Jan 2014 at 18:03.
Makes more sense now. So, what's the Pioneer (home unit) model #? You should try a known good ISO image, burned using ImgBurn, of a DVD-Video (like Big Buck Bunny or one of the other free, open-sourced movies), onto a HIGH-QUALITY DVD-R. My guess is that if it plays that ok, it will also play correctly-burned DVD-A's ok.
Remember, this could be a media quality compatibility thing.
The DVD-A's must be burned correctly or else I don't think they'd play in my car's system. Gotta be that my player just won't play DVD-A's on a DVD-/+R. I forgot to mention, it actually recognized the type of format as it displays "DVD-A" on the front panel when I insert a disc. Other than that, nothin.
Thanks for all your help.
After reading the manual, it's hard to say whether the Pioneer actually does support R/RW for DVD-A. Has it EVER supported any other DVD-A R/RW discs? If so, it's likely an authoring error that is JUST off enough to mess up the Pioneer but not the car player. Note that with the Pioneer, one must use analog outs for multichannel DVD-A to hear any sound (I assume you already knew this, but that could affect things). Supposedly also, when it encounters a DVD-A burned disc that it doesn't like, it would show "DVD-A" on the screen but come to a dead stop. Doesn't clearly state WHY it doesn't like them.
Should be possible to extract the assets and reauthor, if that IS the problem.
If the deck hasn't ever accepted burned DVD-A's, there's a good chance it just wasn't built to.
One could still reauthor as a High-quality, Audio-centric DVD-Video (using 2ch LPCM, and/or 5.1 ch DD/DTS).