Is DVD Audio dead?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by ocd1, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. Steve G

    Steve G Forum Resident

    Location:
    los angeles
    It's more like is DVD period dead? Everything is heading toward streaming and downloads and there are lots of downloads which are sonically identical to DVD-A except I guess you don't get to look at the static backgrounds they throw on there and you don't get to ramble over to the lyrics page or whatever. But you can get 96/24 PCM surround downloads, 192/24 PCM downloads - DVD isn't even the main way people watch movies at this point. FLAC has "replaced" DVD-A as a maybe a delivery system but the files are the same.
     
  2. Steve G

    Steve G Forum Resident

    Location:
    los angeles
    I felt the same way until pretty recently but being able to go online and get EXACTLY what I want immediately sure has changed my tune...
     
  3. norliss

    norliss Well-Known Member

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    Cardiff, Wales
    How do you work that out? To rip a DVD-A all you need is a computer with a DVD-drive and there's a few different software options. To rip SA-CD you need a specific player for one and it looks like a much more convoluted process...
     
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  4. gd0

    gd0 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies

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    My music tastes are too weird for any streaming service to accommodate. When Spotify can actually dial up Cicala-Mvta, maybe I'll investigate.

    No I won't. :laugh: Freeform radio and Youtube for me until further notice.

    Meanwhile, my server, uhhh, serves me well.
     
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  5. acdc7369

    acdc7369 Forum Resident

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    /thread
     
  6. Steve G

    Steve G Forum Resident

    Location:
    los angeles
    I'm talking about downloads. I don't think you can get more DVD-A in the shops than you can get FLAC hi-res surround titles online. But not streaming. I don't really stream either. And you can download them for free by the way (which I'm sure you know) 20thbonus, by CICALA-MVTA
     
  7. gd0

    gd0 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies

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    Golden Gate
    Ah. Gotcha.

    I did NOT, despite regularly roaming bandcamp. Thanx!
     
  8. gd0

    gd0 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies

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    Golden Gate
  9. btf1980

    btf1980 Forum Resident

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    NYC
    Was it ever really alive?
     
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  10. sunspot42

    sunspot42 Forum Resident

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    San Francisco
    :biglaugh:
     
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  11. Bill Mac

    Bill Mac Forum Resident

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    So. ME USA
    To me a format is "dead" when there are no more releases in that format. So 8-track, laser disc and HD-DVD would be "dead" formats. If there were a handful of DVD-A releases in the past year it wouldn't be a "dead" format IMO.
     
  12. A Dead DVD-A

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  13. Bill Mac

    Bill Mac Forum Resident

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    So. ME USA
    Another Dead DVD-A :D. I have both DVD-As and they're awesome!

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Norco74

    Norco74 Forum Resident

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    Earth
    No Live Dead DVD-A? :whistle:
     
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  15. Awesome! I have three DVD-As. None of them are Dead.
     
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  16. Kal Rubinson

    Kal Rubinson Forum Resident

    OK for you but there are not too many online that I do not already have.
     
  17. Kal Rubinson

    Kal Rubinson Forum Resident

    I have done both. While you do need one of several specific players, I have several. As for the process, SACD ripping is less convoluted in my experience.
     
  18. acdc7369

    acdc7369 Forum Resident

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    Pittsburgh, PA
  19. gd0

    gd0 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies

    Location:
    Golden Gate
    Brain not work good today...
     
  20. acdc7369

    acdc7369 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    or what i said just wasn’t amusing
     
  21. Diskhound

    Diskhound Well-Known Member

    I hope the format is not dead. I'm trying to sell my Technics A1!
     

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