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akvenugopal 08-20-2012 12:30 AM

WAV files on DVD
 
I have converted several songs from 50 year LP records into WAV format. If I write them directly onto a DVD as data files then only a computer can play them. No DVD player can play them. If I make an Audio CD from the WAV files, which can be played on any CD player, then some compression of data and loss of quality results. Is there a way to write the WAV files onto a DVD with out any loss of data, so that any DVD player can play it.
Regards
vg

knudfl 08-20-2012 02:58 AM

Welcome to LQ.

Not all DVD players can play "dvd-audio".
Only a few special ones. At least it used to be that way.
DVD-audio http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD-Audio

Player examples
http://www.cambridgeaudio.com/summary.php?PID=293
http://hometheater.about.com/od/dvdp...piodv46avf.htm
http://nadelectronics.com/products/d...sal-DVD-Player
http://www.yamaha.com/yec/technology...l?CNTID=202583

Authoring DVD-audio, post # 3 here ...
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-cds-826505/#3

Good luck !

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David the H. 08-20-2012 03:57 PM

To start with, wav is just a container for lossless pcm audio. Traditionally the default quality level is the same as cd audio, 44100/16, but it can hold a larger range. So be sure you understand what the exact specifications of your files are, and what your players can handle.

The DVD format supports pcm audio, within a range, as well. But most set-top boxes are designed for playing DVD Video disks, which wrap the media up in menu system, and traditionally don't recognize raw data discs.

There are nowadays some dvd players being sold that can also read many common video and audio format files directly from data discs and/or removable media. They're more like set-top multimedia players.

And as the last poster mentioned, there are also players designed for DVD Audio, which is a similar, but separate, system for high-quality audio-only discs. DVD-Audio players have never really caught on commercially however, being seen mostly as a high-end audiophile product.*


If your player isn't one that can handle dvd-audio or read data discs directly, then you could use one of the available dvd authoring programs to wrap your files up in video dvd menu. Just stick your audio streams inside a dvd-compliant mpeg2-ps (vob) container first, and use a static image or something for the video stream. There's no reason your "video" actually has to have video.


(*I wonder if things would be different if makers had simply added dvd-audio support to your average set-top dvd player from the beginning. Perhapse dvd-audio discs would be in the process of supplanting cd audio instead of being a niche product. It would likely be more popular, at least.)

akvenugopal 08-21-2012 12:40 AM

Which make DVD players are capable of playing WAV audio format files ?
 
Many thanks for the detailed information provided. Unfortunately most of the brands like Yamaha, Cambridge audio, NAD etc. are not easily available in India. My aim is to write the WAV files without loss but in a such a fashion to be device independent for replay. ie. any DVD player must play it.
Regards
vg
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Originally Posted by knudfl (Post 4758816)


knudfl 08-21-2012 03:59 AM

Well, make it "a sound track" in a "movie", see post # 3 →
Quote:

If your player isn't one that can handle dvd-audio or read data discs directly,
then you could use one of the available dvd authoring programs to wrap your files
up in video dvd menu. Just stick your audio streams inside a dvd-compliant
mpeg2-ps (vob) container first, and use a static image or something for the
video stream. There's no reason your "video" actually has to have video.
... Then any DVD player can handle it.

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