Can a DVD/HDD record audio

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by denv, Nov 24, 2004.

  1. denv

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    From the radio, or a CD player?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    with any DVD/HDD recorder?
    Do they just record the audio, or do they record as video, just with a blank screen?
     
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    I think you'll get a blank screen.
    You can't write audio CDs in them at all, but you can play them. May not be up to HiFi CD player quality though.
     
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    Hi

    Not every DVD Recorder will record just audio, as it needs to have a video signal fed to it for sync. This has applied to Philips DVD Recorders (some didn't even record black and white let alone audio only) and most others now could be the same due to the cutting back on components and true time-base correctors.

    Of course nothing is to stop you feeding a TV signal in at the same time, and then just ignoring it on playback.

    It is possible to buy DVD Recorders that record to CD discs, I think LiteOn do one, not sure, but the are a bit jack of all trades master of none.

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    A way to do this would be to use the front AV input and feed a video composite to the video from an external source (sat or freebview) and your sound source to the audio. Or you may find that one of your TV scarts has an output. Then a scart to RCA jacks would give you the video signal.
    Having ignored the LiteOn, at the risk of being wrong again, I doubt if you'll find a DVD recorder which would take the sound from a different source from the video. (Remember the 'Simulcast' VCRs that did this?).
     
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    You can certainly record the audio, from freeview Kerrang for example you can record as per normal to a dvd-rw (1 hr would be the top quality for sound, but you can certainly do 2 to 6 hrs as well), this can then be converted on a pc into either MP3, Wav, or back onto CD (programme like DVD audio stripper) for playback (bit convoluted but works a treat)
    Regards
     

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