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MUSIC, AMBIENCE AND SOUND ART => Other Ambient (and related) Music => Topic started by: diatonis on July 27, 2008, 02:55:22 PM

Title: diatonis - pond
Post by: diatonis on July 27, 2008, 02:55:22 PM
(http://www.diatonis.com/images/albums/diatonis_pond_200x200.jpg) (http://www.diatonis.com/pond.html)
pond (http://www.diatonis.com/pond.html) is a mildly dark ambient album which uses real percussion, synths and guitar. The album consists of 8 songs of which 4 of them have music videos. Its comes with both an audio CDr and DVDr. The DVD is playable in both normal DVD players and DVD-Audio players.

You can hear samples of the songs here: pond previews (http://www.diatonis.com/m3u/diatonis_pond.m3u)

There are a couple of full length videos as well.

(http://www.diatonis.com/images/video/diatonis_pond_boggy-swamp.gif) (http://www.diatonis.com/pond.html)

(http://www.diatonis.com/images/video/diatonis_pond_caverns.gif) (http://www.diatonis.com/pond.html)
Title: Re: diatonis - pond
Post by: solyaris on August 05, 2008, 02:43:31 AM
Hi Stuart

I'm enjoying now Pond streaming audio and video clips!

Just today I mentioned here in another thread Robert Rich Somnium as example of DVD audio usage ...
In facts you are, a part Robert, the only ambient musician & video-artist promoting DVD audio  :)
Thanks for that: http://www.diatonis.com/articles/dvd-audio.html
Btw, your web site is very well done!

take care
giorgio
Title: Re: diatonis - pond
Post by: mgriffin on August 05, 2008, 08:06:41 AM
Somnium is not a DVD-audio disc, but a DVD-video disc with audio content but no video content.  The difference is that Somnium will play in any DVD player, not just a dedicated DVD-audio player.

(Edit: I just re-read Diatonis's post above and it appears he's talking about a DVD-video disc in this case, as well.  Still, it's worth clarifying that a DVD-video disc with audio on it is not the same thing as a DVD-audio disc, which will only play in a special DVD-audio player)
Title: Re: diatonis - pond
Post by: solyaris on August 05, 2008, 08:13:37 AM
Somnium is not a DVD-audio disc, but a DVD-video disc with audio content but no video content.  The difference is that Somnium will play in any DVD player, not just a dedicated DVD-audio player.

(Edit: I just re-read Diatonis's post above and it appears he's talking about a DVD-video disc in this case, as well.  Still, it's worth clarifying that a DVD-video disc with audio on it is not the same thing as a DVD-audio disc, which will only play in a special DVD-audio player)

as Diatonis explain in the link above ...
Title: Re: diatonis - pond
Post by: diatonis on August 07, 2008, 09:09:29 AM
Hi giorgio and mike,

Thanks for the compliment :)

The diatonis albums that come with a DVD is actually a hybrid disc...

meaning it contains both DVD-Video and DVD-Audio zones.   

Hybrid discs will play in either player, normal DVD player or a DVD-Audio player.

The player will choose the zone to play.

The DVD-Audio zone doesn't play video because the bandwidth of the DVD is dedicated for audio: PCM usually at 96kHz / 24-bit depth compressed using a lossless MLP encoder.

The DVD-Video zone uses either PCM 48kHz/16-bits, Dolby Digital, or DTS and has video. 

I think Robert Rich Somnium is, as mike mentioned, a DVD-Video disc.  The audio is PCM at 48kHz/16-bits.  There is no or very little video, a black image is a single frame of video repeated.   The entire disc could hold about 7 hours of music because there is no video.


Title: Re: diatonis - pond
Post by: solyaris on August 07, 2008, 09:32:14 AM
Hi giorgio and mike,

Thanks for the compliment :)

The diatonis albums that come with a DVD is actually a hybrid disc...

meaning it contains both DVD-Video and DVD-Audio zones.   

Hybrid discs will play in either player, normal DVD player or a DVD-Audio player.

The player will choose the zone to play.

The DVD-Audio zone doesn't play video because the bandwidth of the DVD is dedicated for audio: PCM usually at 96kHz / 24-bit depth compressed using a lossless MLP encoder.

The DVD-Video zone uses either PCM 48kHz/16-bits, Dolby Digital, or DTS and has video. 

I think Robert Rich Somnium is, as mike mentioned, a DVD-Video disc.  The audio is PCM at 48kHz/16-bits.  There is no or very little video, a black image is a single frame of video repeated.   The entire disc could hold about 7 hours of music because there is no video.

thank to you Stuart
for your art and your share of expertise on DVD / Audio Surround!

btw, about my initial statement "Robert Rich Somnium as example of DVD audio usage ..."
I was referring to the usage of DVD as support for 7 hours of music,

non about the recording quality technology, as I said here also:
http://www.hypnos.com/smf/index.php?topic=925.30

ciao
giorgio