Trying to find hirez material

opp

Member
2005-07-17 7:23 pm
Aros
I’m trying to find hirez material for my Linux/X-over box (digital download or possible to rip). By Hirez I mean something higher than redbook e.g. 96k/24bit.

So far I have found:
- High Definition Tape Transfers (www.highdeftapetransfers.com)
- Musicgiants (www.musicgiants.com), unfortunately not selling outside the US.

Any suggestions/experiences? Primary interest is classical, jazz, blues and rock.

Hope this is the right forum.

Regards
 
This is the old fashioned way that I have used to make perfect rips of over 20 DVD-Audio discs;

http://www.i-hack.org/computer/other-components/how-to-make-a-rip-of-a-dvd-a-disc.html

There exists a newer version with GUI and windvd is not needed but I can not find it at the moment. I'll keep looking and let you know.

Edit: Found it. Here's the new fangled way, apparently this program is excellent. The first link is a discussion, and the second link is the application;

http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=61928

http://rapidshare.com/files/143230493/DVDAExplorer2008.07.21.zip

Also, I forgot to mention that it is possible to extract high resolution audio from blu ray music discs aswell.
 
Yes you could burn the high res files to blu-ray if you have the authoring equipment.

The easiest way to play back the files is on the PC with foobar and a 24bit soundcard/dac.

To rip the high res from dvd-audio, all you need is a pc with a dvd-rom drive and the above mentioned apps. FLAC and Apple lossless allow you to compress the high-res files in lossless format.

Keep your eye on ebay as there were plenty of decent dvd-audio discs made over the years.
 

SigFire

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Paid Member
2005-12-04 11:46 pm
Germany
Hi-Rez Recordings ....

.... well, no matter where you will record the music, "for the better of you" please do try:
http://www.archive.org/search.php?q...4) OR (24-bit) OR 24bit) AND collection:etree

Most of that stuff (in that part of the website) however is 24/44.1 or 24/48, but some is really 24/96.
Bear in mind that these are FLAC-Flies which have to be transformed into *.wav or similar, but instructions are given on this website resp. the "originator's" website, which is linked there.
http://flac.sourceforge.net/index.html

Greez

SigFire

P.S.: This material is free, it's LEGAL, all Bands listed there have agreed on that. And...... most of the music there is outrageously good !!!
 
Re: Hi-Rez Recordings ....

SigFire said:
.... well, no matter where you will record the music, "for the better of you" please do try:
http://www.archive.org/search.php?q...4) OR (24-bit) OR 24bit) AND collection:etree

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Greez

SigFire

P.S.: This material is free, it's LEGAL, all Bands listed there have agreed on that. And...... most of the music there is outrageously good !!!


I'll second that, but note that many artists here are somewhat on the more obscure side, and sound quality varies.
 

SigFire

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Paid Member
2005-12-04 11:46 pm
Germany
...O.K. , Kevin, I do see your point here,
--- even more so I know from experience that some folks dislike live-recordings completely.
But let's face it: Hi-Rez is not the exclusive feature for judging musical quality ....... most of the music that I've come to listen to on that website surely satisfied my needs for "good" music, recording quality "nonwithstanding". ( Is that the right expression here ?)

Nevermind .....

Greez& Goodnight

SigFire
 
SigFire said:
...O.K. , Kevin, I do see your point here,
--- even more so I know from experience that some folks dislike live-recordings completely.
But let's face it: Hi-Rez is not the exclusive feature for judging musical quality ....... most of the music that I've come to listen to on that website surely satisfied my needs for "good" music, recording quality "nonwithstanding". ( Is that the right expression here ?)

Nevermind .....

Greez& Goodnight

SigFire

I absolutely agree with your comments.. FWIW I also like good if not great recordings of "good" live performances. (In fact I am getting into live recording.) Just wanted to make sure the other side of the coin was also presented. :D