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Record sound opnly on a dvd machine ??

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by markwalford, Jan 14, 2005.

  1. markwalford

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    I need to record long continuous audio programes (over 90 mins) and remember using vhs nicam machines in the past.
    Can you do the same with DVD machines ?
    Do you need a video signal(could rustle us a test generator or old camcorder, but do I need the hassel?
    what do the various record qualitiy settings do to the audio?

    and finally, does anyone do a machine that will also record direct to CDR/CDRW? all pc dvd drives will do this, do any domestic dvd recorders?

    Thanks for the help! :)

    Mark.
     
  2. kenfowler3966

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    You can record up to your recorders max length in audio as there is no appreciable reduction in sound quality between the normal 2 hour setting and the extended play setting. It would probably be best from a source such as sky radio, as that would work identically to the normal tv recording and you would also get the blue screen channel logo recorded as well. You could probably use a scart converter to just input from an audio source, but would not get an associated screen, but you would not be able to record any longer.

    For best economy of storage you would do better to record the sound via a computer, as you could get hundreds of hours onto a dvd that way using suitable compression. That way you can also get recordings to your cd's as well. It would certainly be cheaper to modify your computer for this task than to buy a dvd standalone recorder, unless you also want to record tv programs.
     
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    My father has backed up all his audio cassettes on several DVD-Rs with his Pioneer 520.
    He chose the "Fine Mode" so that the sound is recorded in PCM format (no compression)
    He just plugged the two cinch cables from the tape recorder into the analogues ins of the Pioneer, and since there is no picture to be recorded, he was able to fit between 4 and 4 1/2 hours of uncompressed music on 1 DVD !
     
  4. PhilipL

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    Hi

    This will work well on the better DVD Recorders, some others require a video signal before they do anything at all.

    Regards

    Philip
     

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