Recording music onto DVD

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  1. azzo

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    I am thinking of archiving my CD collection onto DVD.
    Are there any recorders out there that will allow me to copy
    a CD onto DVD with the highest quality (All in stereo)
    Using DTS or DD2.0 would be nice (Can DTS do stereo)
    I guess it would need (but not necessarily) have digital input.
    Or would it need to do a digital to analogue converstion to
    change formats anyway?
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  2. joshua_bond

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    The Kiss Dp 550 may help here. From the initial specs the DVD recorder can record onto CD-RW media - which in theory it might go the other way - given that rumour has it the DVD recorder may have digital input.

    ALternatively you may have to go the PC way and buy a DVD recorder which has the abililty to write to CD, or CD-R. You may write CD info on to hard disk and then burn on the DVD (all using DVD writer).

    Hope that helps...
     
  3. Rasczak

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    IMHO your going to be much better off trying to do all this on your PC rather than look for a set-top unit that does it. You'll avoid any need for a digital-analogue-digital conversion and you'll find much more powerful tools and more support for going the PC route. Plus all you'll need (cost wise) is a DVD Burner. You'll find tons of support on things like this on the more technical forums such as:

    http://forum.digital-digest.com

    I would look into it thoroughly before you start doing any transferring - do you want to make compatible disks with, e.g. your existing DVD player, a HighMAT player etc? - and, linked with that, what file format do you want the disks in?
     
  4. azzo

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    Rasczak

    If I use a PC, what sort of media can I use?
    Does it have to be mp3?
    I am after a better quality format. I think I am right that DTS
    is better (not as compressed) but not sure if it does stereo.
    Then how would I label everything if its not using mp3.
    Also are there any DVD recorders which playback mp3?

    joshua_bond

    Trying to avoid kiss as I have heard conflicting views on their players. It looks like the DVD burner on the PC is looking more likely. Although I have read about a SONY HD CD player. But this is far too expensive.

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    As mentioned the PC is the way...flexibility is king. Just remember compatility may be an issue - of course depending what DVD you buy and the ability to play back on DVD player.;)
     
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    If you are looking at encoding & burning in the PC world you have got to factor in that licensed DTS & Dolby encoders are expensive. (stand alone 5.1 encoders are in the region of $1000)
     
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    Didn't think of encoder problems.
    Now I guess I should try a high bandwidth MP3 to see
    what they sound like.
    What are the navigators like for DVD MP3 players?
    There are DVD records which playback MP3 aren't there?
    I have never really dabbled in digital audio, it took a crowbar to lever me out of my vinyl collection.
    Azzo.
     
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    If you only want to archive your CD music to DVD (using a PC) then stick with WAV files (44.1 kHz, 16-bit stereo). There is no point in archiving CD music in a higher resolution format - it only takes up extra space & won't improve the music quality at all.
     

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