Started by diatonis, July 27, 2008, 02:55:22 PM
Quote from: mgriffin on August 05, 2008, 08:06:41 AMSomnium 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)
Quote from: diatonis on August 07, 2008, 09:09:29 AMHi 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.