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Old 18th April 2004, 12:12 PM   #1
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Default Burning and Playing 24 bit Wave Files - How?

I have saved 24 bit wave files which I would like to burn into a playable CDA format.

Nero 5.5 will not allow burning these on the CDA format, saying format is not supported.

What do I need to do? Use DVD Format?

What software is needed?
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Old 18th April 2004, 03:17 PM   #2
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you need to downsample it to 44kHz/16bit and burn it as redbook. Use a good package like soundforge to do the sample rate conversion at the highest quality setting and you should be fine.

At least that's the easiest solution, as long as you have a decent sound editing program.

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Old 18th April 2004, 05:33 PM   #3
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you need to downsample it to 44kHz/16bit and burn it as redbook. Use a good package like soundforge to do the sample rate conversion at the highest quality setting and you should be fine.

At least that's the easiest solution, as long as you have a decent sound editing program.

Peter
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Peter, I know I can do this but I don't want to. There must be a way of preserving bit depth on a different format such as DVD and playing back thru' the sound card.

Anyone can enlighten me?
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Old 18th April 2004, 05:36 PM   #4
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If you're only using them on a PC, why don't you just save them as 24 bit wavs on a data CD, rather than audio.
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Old 18th April 2004, 05:44 PM   #5
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fmak,

Why do you want to take the wav files out of your computer to play them? Isn't it best to use your pc as the source? It's easier to build and get good sound from a cheap, quiet, good-looking, networked music pc + external dac than almost any kind of disc player. You can put a custom-format pc anywhere you would put a disc player including your car. And if you're thinking about music in the car then who cares about 24b anyway?

What am I missing?

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Old 18th April 2004, 05:44 PM   #6
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Yeah, the easiest thing will be to keep them as .WAV and use a Data DVD or many many Data CD's.

You can use a lossless compression format such as FLAC to save about half the space (it should work with 24-bit .WAVs).

There SHOULD be a way to make a playlist in your favorite media player, and then setup the AUTORUN.INI file properly so when you instert the disc, windows automatically loads up your media player program and loads the playlist containing your files.




Your other option is to master an actual DVD-Audio disc but I'm not sure what software is available for that, or what it costs.
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Old 18th April 2004, 06:12 PM   #7
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Yeah, the easiest thing will be to keep them as .WAV and use a Data DVD or many many Data CD's.

You can use a lossless compression format such as FLAC to save about half the space (it should work with 24-bit .WAVs).

There SHOULD be a way to make a playlist in your favorite media player, and then setup the AUTORUN.INI file properly so when you instert the disc, windows automatically loads up your media player program and loads the playlist containing your files.
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Yes, but I am hoping for references as to how to make a playlist either on Data CD or DVD. Concrete, useful info on digital computer audio is not easy to come by. More often than not, it is assumed that you know what you are trying to learn!!

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Your other option is to master an actual DVD-Audio disc but I'm not sure what software is available for that, or what it costs.
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This is expensive; I understand the software is $600!!
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Old 18th April 2004, 06:30 PM   #8
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I can help you out w/ some details for how to setup FLAC compression, how to burn the discs right, and how to build an appropriate playlist & setup your AUTORUN.INI file. Have to go out for the evening though so I'll put some stuff up later tonight or tomorrow for you, fmak.
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Old 19th April 2004, 02:30 AM   #9
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fmak, can you reply with:

A) What media player you're thinking of using on your computer?

B) What sound card you have for 24bit (96 khz? 192khz?) playback?

C) What type of CD/DVD burner you have and what burner software you use?


Thanks!
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Old 19th April 2004, 03:36 AM   #10
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I currently use (what was at one point anyways) a higher-end sound card, and I have to say it really is not as good as even a mid-range CD player when using the digital outputs. Unfortunately, it seems to send “sound” coming from CDROM and hard drive access through as well as my USB mouse in the form of high-frequency “squeaking”. It really is annoying, and shows up regardless of the source material was recorded on it. The exception is my Power Macintosh G3 (Blue and White). The analog output from it is dead quiet and spot on. To think, I actually paid about as much for the sound card in my PC as I did for the entire Macintosh (about $1,200US), and the Mac sounds 10 times better. Now as to your question, I seem to remember in a Musician’s Friend catalog a while back a sound editing suite that supported recording to SACD and DVD-A formats. I leafed through a couple of catalogs I had lying about, but could not find it again… You might try some professional audio outlet for the appropriate software.
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