Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by grahamricho, Feb 7, 2002.
It could never happen on DVD but with Laserdisc's uncompressed PCM track it's very possible, and I'm not kidding!
Course, you're right - but why not with a linear PCM track on DVD?
Blud E Hell. I didn't know that.
Well, you learn something new...
Always does on a DPL telly or amp
Any linear PCM soundtrack on DVD is, by definition, uncompressed. PCM on DVD is relatively rare, but the format is technically capable of reproducing PCM audio of much higher quality than LaserDisc (up to 24-bit 96kHz compared to LaserDisc/CD's 16-bit 44.1kHz).
The default of those DVDs that do include PCM soundtracks (some films and many music titles) also exceeds the quality of CD/LaserDisc PCM.
You know, I thought that was the case. I have to original This Is Spinal Tap and Familiar To Millions. They both have PCM tracks and I could have sworn they were uncompressed.
I have 3 DVD's from '97 & '98 that have PCM tracks. Two are computer animation with music and the Movie is AMAZON WOMEN ON THE MOON. As best I can tell AWOTM sounds better on LD than the DVD, but it's no gem on either format. I know there are a very few other DVD's with PCM but I can't remember which they are. PCM is in the offical DVD spec's, but seems to be unoffically abandoned. I'd certainly prefer proper PCM over some of the really wimpy DD 1.0 and 2.0 I've heard from Warner and MGM lately. But I doubt it'll happen...
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