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    Does anyone know if Discwelder Chrome II supports Flac.
    I've downloaded an album from HD Tracks in 96/24 stereo and wanted to burn it to DVD-A.

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    Default Re: Flac support

    Stereo 24/96 fits DVD-video well and AudioMuxer supports flac on authoring DVD-V disc.

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    Default Re: Flac support

    Chrome doesn't support FLAC - you need to split the FLACs into individual mono WAVs (Audiomuxer does this as a batch job and labels each channel clearly) . You should then be able to load the WAVs straight into Chrome.

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    Default Re: Flac support

    Quote Originally Posted by Neb-Maat-Re View Post
    Chrome doesn't support FLAC - you need to split the FLACs into individual mono WAVs (Audiomuxer does this as a batch job and labels each channel clearly) . You should then be able to load the WAVs straight into Chrome.
    Chrome will take a stereo interleaved file too.....no problems there.

    As for 24/96 LPCM on DVD-Video, this is a common misconception - it is doable but risky as it is only optionally supported.
    Not all players will output this, some will truncate to 16-bits, others will SRC on the fluy to 48kHz and yet others will do both.
    DVD-V players are only required to support 16/48 LPCM.
    Oh well, whatever - nevermind.

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    Default Re: Flac support

    Neil, thanks for clarification. Out of curiosity, dou you know the approximate percentage of DVD-video players not supporting 24/96 stereo LPCM?

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    Default Re: Flac support

    Quote Originally Posted by grill View Post
    Neil, thanks for clarification. Out of curiosity, dou you know the approximate percentage of DVD-video players not supporting 24/96 stereo LPCM?
    No. However, out of the 5 players I have one of them is 16-bit only - Cambridge Audio Azur MkII (The Mk I was DVD-A capable).
    Bizarrely, it does output at 96kHz although why they made it 16/96 is frankly beyond me and this is from a HiFi company.
    If it is DVD-A capable the odds are it outputs 24-bit audio, but if it is a straight DVD-V only player the odds of 16-bit only rise dramatically.
    The 96kHz thing is usually a firmware setting, and default is usually set to 48kHz.
    There are a bunch of Sony players that are 16/48 only with no options to change anything.

    The problem is the wording of the specs. They say that support is 16, 20 or 24-bit at 48 or 96kHz in 1 to 8 channels to a maximum of 6.144Mbps.
    Sadly a lot of cheapskate companies (and some not so cheap) read this as the minimum support is 16/48 stereo, and therefore that is all they are required to support.
    Oh well, whatever - nevermind.

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    Default Re: Flac support

    Thanks for the heads up on AudioMuxer.
    I was able to demux the flac files into stereo Wavs and burnt a DVD-A with Chrome.

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