How does the Arcam DV88 treat MP3 disks

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  1. Jon Weaver

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    I am interested to hear how exactly the Arcam DV88 treats MP3 disks.

    Do they have to be written in a certain way?

    Can you take a CD with a collection of MP3 files in a dirctory/sub-directory system and navigate around that disk to select the file(s) they you want to play?

    Do you get an on-screen 'naviagtor'/'explorer' of the filesystem, or do you have to put all the MP3 files in the root dir??

    Any info appreciated
     
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    Look in the progressive scan section for a thread called Arcam DV27, last entry 1st April. Most of the info you need is in there.

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    I took 100 MP3's and burned them to the root of a CD-R. They play fine. Apart from 2, however on further investigation they are using variable bit-rate encoding.

    It seems as if the player scans a normal ISO CD-ROM directory for MP3 files. Not sure if it will cope with subdirectories - I haven't tested it.

    Sound-wise, since the latest software upgrade I'm very happy. MP3's sound as good as if you'd expanded them to WAV and burned them on a standard audio disc. And you can't expect better than that !

    On playback MP3 disc's function in exactly the same way as audio CD's (except more tracks :)). There is no on-screen navigator like some other DVD players...

    Domino

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    John,

    Looked for a thread called 'Arcam DV27' and only 2 popped up.. Both contained no info about MP3!

    Is there any info about this?
     

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