My Review of DVD-Audio Solo $35.00 DVDA authoring
DVD-Audio Sole Review: DVD-Audio Solo Version 1.0.0 Build 0535601
This review is an independent and unbiased review done with permission from the authors.
System :AMD Athlon XP, 2066 MHz (12.5 x 165) 2600+
Motherboard Name Asus A7N8X-VM/400
Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce2
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Optical Drive Properties
Device Description LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-832S
Device Type DVD+RW/DVD-RW
Phillips PSC605-Sonic Edge 5.1 Surround
Home Theater Setup-Toshiba 4960 DVD Universal Player-JVC 5.1 Surround Reliever JVC RX-7030 VBK.
5.1 Speakers : Fronts-2 Bose 901 Direct reflecting-2 Bose 141 Full Range--- Center Channel-- KLH Center Speaker --Surrounds: 4 Bose 141 Full Range Satellite Sub woofer---LFE:1 Panasonic Powered Sub woofer also 1-homemade powered Sub woofer as sub woofer/bass from main speaker feeds. and 2 Pyle Pro PHAT6 Piezo tweeters @ 27,000 Hz
Phase 1 review of DVDA-Solo DVDA authoring software--Seems to be awesome program-very intuitive and short learning curve--accepts AIFF and wave (.wav) in multichannel (interleaved)wave and wave format extensible-I have explored channel mapping but still unsure of outcome(I could use some help here) I used both Interleaved and Wave Format Extensible-they seem to have same channel map.I tried 24/48 5.1 and held 17 songs and well ,yes I tried 24/96 5.1 multichannel also, some upsampled and some pure 24/96 5.1 multichannel I had on hard drive(disk only held 8 songs) burned each as .iso- 9660 virtual disc --nice feature for testing this software,and mounted in Daemon tools--both disk played and sounded fine using Power DVD--yes- even the 24/96 disk-regardless of bitrate-also tried using jpeg feature for slide show with each song--very nice-although no menu is featured --next song/previous song seems to work fine in Power DVD--next step is to Burn actual disk and play on Home Theater DVD-A-will post final results later and some helpful links for jpeg use-for now I give it 90% effective due to no menu but for consumer use /conversions, automobile ,etc, is awesome!!!-cheers
Phase 2 -Everything Played on Home Theatre setup-24/96 was especially clear and enjoyable,although this was done for pure testing purposes.Since 24/96 files are so large(without MLP)(only 8 songs for 4.3 G DVD) would be impractical unless a special song or set of songs was desired.
The disk prepared as 24 bit/48,000 Hz 5.1 Multichannel contained 17 songs converted from stereo using DPLamb bidule( My favorite all around conversion method-works great on everything i have tried --fast -easy and awesome conversions)
with a variety of styles of audio-and all sounded excellent-nice separation,full spectrum of frequencies from bass,midrange,and high frequency,bass is adequate and quite thunderous on select songs.
Although menu capabilities are not present yet(according to authors is planned in update later) the Jpeg stll picture slideshow for each song with next/previous feature on remote makes navigation a breeze.
Testing for CD-Rip capabilities was not done because this is for 2 channel as is upsampling.
all upsampling done on my disk was done using independant 3rd party software.
Recording feature also was not attempted as yet(my turntable is on another computer with Home Theatre setup)
Overall-I have to give this software 95%--its just too good and I imagine will only get better-and given the price of only $35.00--(also a free trial)- well- enough said.****!!!!!!!& Cheers to these awesome coders/software geniuses-and thanks to DTS-Ac3 forum
for they are the true conversion geniuses-doccbst
Link to product:
Links for freeware jpegs and image editing software--(the jpegs for still must be larger than 360 x 240 up to 720 x 480)
Freeware graphic images-- I used graphic vault-seamless backgrounds-search on this page ,I didnt want to link directly to download without permission.