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  1. How do I burn DVD-Audio disc on Mac?
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    I give up. What's a DVD Audio disc? What plays one?
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    Well... if he is talking about a "TRUE" DVD-AUDIO disc...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD-Audio

    Although that link does NOT contain certain technical specifications from a quick browsing as i have not read through it entirely.

    Which contains hi res uncompressed audio files in MLP format in the AUDIO_TS folder which is only playable on standalone dvd players that are capable of playing dvd audio & also usually contain audio in DD 5.1 & or DTS 5.1 & video in the VIDEO_TS folder for cross compatablility with standard dvd players.

    But a lot of people tend to call standard dvd video disc's with audio only contained in the VIDEO_TS folders dvd audio disc's when in fact they are just dvd video disc's that only contain audio.

    And i have made several backup's of all my commercial dvd audio disc's & compilation dvd audio disc's but have no clue what to use on a MAC.
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  4. >if he is talking about a "TRUE" DVD-AUDIO disc...

    Yes, I'm talking about a true DVD-AUDIO discs.
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  5. DiscWelder Bronze is the only commercial product on the Mac for this.

    http://www.discwelder.com/

    Very bad UI.
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  6. If you're command line-savvy you should try dvda-author. I think someone whipped up a Windows GUI but AFAIK there's no OS X one.
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    I spent a day experimenting and it is possible with Toast6 and ffmpegX.

    I took an album cover gif and made a slide show dvd in Toast, using Advanced setting "manual" for the length of play. Using ffmepX, I demuxed the vob to get an m2v of the slide show. I demuxed the ac3 from a dvd folder and used ffmpegX to build a dvd folder and burned that in Toast. The video part and all the disc overhead was about 1.5 MB The remaining 48MB was pure audio.

    The disc played the still video and hung, but using the on screen control I bumped it forward and the audio played uninterrupted.

    Toast won't import mp3 or ac3 without a Jam license, which I don't have. ffmepgX doesn't care, so I could have done it that way from a cd rip or downloaded music.
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    What software are you using to create the DVD-Audio disc and what type of Image file do you get?

    Depending on the Software you will have to burn the image accordingly for Sonic Solutions DVD-Audio Creator LE i've found Pioneer Crosswriter. but if your using Minnetonka's Discwelder Bronze; then this image (xxx.dim) can be renamed to (xxx.iso) and it will work.
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    Hi,

    I am very impressed with DVD-A and have been trying to find a way to archive our sound files on that format. Thanks for the above advise.

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  10. Originally Posted by dnix71
    i tried to burn some wav files that were in DTS format and toast 7 or 8 couldn't handle them, i was able to convert them using VLC but there has to be a better way...
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    You guys are on the right track, I've been having trouble burning DVD-Audio the program I use is Toast 8, you can burn up to 24/96, this is the highest level of burn you can do on Toast, I recommend you not use Toast 9 because mine started to Crash on me for no reason, it could be I downloaded and installed the update for 9. My experience with Roxio is bad, there customer Support Stinks, I'm not going to buy another Toast program again, I've posted a Tech problem on there web sight, they don't Answer, I had to call there Sales Department to complain, he got my Tech Ticket going, but than they didn't follow up, because it didn't fix the problem, so I'll leave it up to you if you want to use Roxio. I've also been noticing with Toast 8 you don't have to convert your download to another format, I've been Dragging my FLAC file right into Toast, it seems to burn just fine. I down High Definition music from this place- http://www.linnrecords.com they are in the business of High End, check them out, also they have allot of information about what Audio File they use, FLAC, AIFF and others, sure hope this helps you out. I myself are looking for a
    Different DVD-Audio Program.
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    Toast does not burn a DVD-audio disc.

    Roxio calls their version a Music DVD because it is using the video DVD spec rather than the DVD-A spec. Each track is a chapter (which is why there are a maximum of 99 tracks per title and 99 titles per DVD) that shows a slide displaying track info (just like a video DVD slide show). The audio plays while this slide is shown and automatically advances when the audio is complete. Telling the DVD player to advance from one slide to the next causes a short break in the audio which is why it cannot be gapless. A Music DVD plays on any video DVD player whereas DVD-audio requires DVD-A playback capability.

    Toast is consumer-grade software designed to accomplish a great many things at a price equivalent to the iLife bundle. Therefore it can fall short of what high-end users may want and need.

    The Music DVD feature should work the same in Toast 8, 9 or 10 except for the change in menu styles that come with each of those versions. Roxio considers Toast 8 a legacy format so it is unlikely there will be any further updates to that version.
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