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Subject: mp3 or other sound file to dvd a?
Posted by: dvdtim
Date: 10/20/2004 4:37:05 PM

Its there anyone who now about if Dvd A 2 support mp3 or other sound files? Every time I try to input mp3 files or other to Dvd a 2, the dvd a always compress/render the files to dolby stereo or dolby digital 5.1.


Subject: RE: mp3 or other sound file to dvd a?
Reply by: BJ_M
Date: 10/24/2004 1:13:08 PM

mp3 is not a dvd standard or usable for a video dvd

you can use ac3 (always playable) , mp2 (not always playable) , LPCM (always playable), DTS


Subject: RE: mp3 or other sound file to dvd a?
Reply by: Neil Wilkes
Date: 10/25/2004 3:51:02 PM

Acceptable Audio formats for DVD-Video are as follows:
NTSC - PCM or Dolby Digital are compulsory. Every NTSC DVD must have one of these. DTS is optional, and AFAIK not supported by DVD Architect.

PAL - PCM, Dolby Digital and MPG (NOT MP3) are compulsory. DTS is again optional.

MP3 is NOT a valid DVD audio file type, and cannot be used.
If you try to import an MP3 file, it will be transcoded to DD or PCM, and this will result in even worse quality than MP3 normally is.
Why?
MP3 throws away 11/12 of your Audio. To transcode it to DD or PCM, it has to be decoded back to WAV first, which will not replace what was originally thrown away. so when it gets transcoded into Dolby Digital, yet more gets thrown away again.

Do not even think about using MP3 audio in a DVD.
Unless sound quality does not matter at all.

Subject: RE: mp3 or other sound file to dvd a?
Reply by: BJ_M
Date: 10/26/2004 12:36:49 PM

even though you just repeated what i said above -- i should point out to you that for PAL (region 2) , mpeg audio is now NOT compulsory for PAL , these rules were changed a year or so ago .. and now are the same for ntsc and pal


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