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post #61 of 394
Thread Starter 
I've made a quick workaround about iso playback issue. Could someone test it?
http://www.sendspace.com/file/1liaoc
post #62 of 394
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Originally Posted by manisiutkin View Post

I've made a quick workaround about iso playback issue. Could someone test it?

Man, you're so cool! I'm starting to love you~~

Btw, I just tested the latest dll, and the "incorrect number of tracks and starts on the middle of the disc" bug was fixed! Now both John Coltrane - Blue Train and Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else is being played correctly

But then, the "Unable to open item for playback (Unsupported file format)" is still here. Hope you can find a way to fix it soon...
post #63 of 394
manisiutkin, I've found the reason of "Unable to open item for playback (Unsupported file format)" problem now. It's because I've decrypted all the cppm encrypted DVD-A using dvdcpxm (http://netlab.e2k.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=80688) before I make the iso. Otherwise powerdvd cannot play it. Do you have any solution for this?
post #64 of 394
Thread Starter 
Those discs (JC for sure) at least violate UDF 1.02 for DVD-Video spes: "The data of each file shall be recorded as a single extent." That's why the discs didn't work. Anyway, you can mount them in a virtual drive.
post #65 of 394
Works for me on Michael McDonald Motown and Dire Straits Sultans of Swing. Play audio cd doesn't work but I can drag the audio_ts.ifo from the disc and it sees all the tracks, bitrate/samplerate/channels.

Does the output/downmixing just obey whatever your soundcard channel setup is? I assume SPDIF can't be used to feed a receiver/pre-pro, only 2 or 6 channels of analogue?

post #66 of 394
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Originally Posted by manisiutkin View Post

I've made a quick workaround about iso playback issue. Could someone test it?
http://www.sendspace.com/file/1liaoc

very nice...tested a few!
post #67 of 394
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Jesse S View Post

Does the output/downmixing just obey whatever your soundcard channel setup is? I assume SPDIF can't be used to feed a receiver/pre-pro, only 2 or 6 channels of analogue?

No, it doesn't. dvdadecoder just reports to foobar core what channels are presented in MLP/PCM stream and it's up to foobar to decide how to process them further. SPDIF can be used for 24/96 stereo.

P.S. foobar 0.8.X support added in 0.2.6
post #68 of 394
Fantastic tool, thank you! Perfect timing as I'm finally getting around to archiving my DVD-A collection to WMA Pro (for XBOX 360 Media Center and my WMA Pro capable AVR).
I'm curious to know if anyone has found a solution for taking foobar conversions and adding Artist/Album/Track info to the filenames and/or metadata? There has to be a way to do it, I'm just too much of a noob to figure it out.
post #69 of 394
Thread Starter 
I don't know of that way too DVD-Audio supposed to be "read-only" media, so there are no place to save metadata.
post #70 of 394
some software gets around this by having a local CDDB or a text file storage
post #71 of 394
Do DVD-A discs have the track names stored on the disc itself, similar to CD-Text on audio CDs?
post #72 of 394
I don't believe DVD-A's store any track info. Not on the ones I have anyway. I'm thinking there might be a way to use something like MusicBrainz to catalogue the titles, and then setup a script to query their database and import the meta-data into the extracted audio files. I'll play around with it this week.
post #73 of 394
Thread Starter 
Text info can be put on DVDA but it looks like studios don't borther to do this.
post #74 of 394
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Originally Posted by ToadMazter View Post

Fantastic tool, thank you! Perfect timing as I'm finally getting around to archiving my DVD-A collection to WMA Pro (for XBOX 360 Media Center and my WMA Pro capable AVR).

I have the same goal but have never been able to get the 360 to output the WMA Pro to my Pioneer receiver except when playing a HD-DVD.
Can you detail the process you are using to archive to WMA Pro?
post #75 of 394
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Originally Posted by water1 View Post

I have the same goal but have never been able to get the 360 to output the WMA Pro to my Pioneer receiver except when playing a HD-DVD.

I have to issue a retraction becasue I have not been successful in streaming WMA from my 360 to my Pioneer 1019 yet either. The 360 always transcodes to Dolby Digital. I can stream the same files from my PC, and the 1019 will properly do a "WMA Pro 9" decode. So it is a 360 issue. According to this, WMA Passthrough is supported. I have a support case open with Microsoft on the issue, hope to have a fix soon.
post #76 of 394
This a great plug-in.

Too bad my M-Audio Revolution 7.1 doesn't support 24bit kernel streaming.
post #77 of 394
Listening to King Crimson's Red dvd-a right now in Foobar via iso image, works great!
post #78 of 394
Has anyone tried this on the Blue Man Group - Audio DVD-A? The right channel is garbled at different times on different tracks when I play the "Stereo 24/96000 downmix" version. I didn't notice it in any other discs.
post #79 of 394
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Originally Posted by Stereodude View Post

This a great plug-in.

Too bad my M-Audio Revolution 7.1 doesn't support 24bit kernel streaming.

Have you tried ShaPLAY and Reclock? Just curious. It sounds better than foobar plus pluggin by far. However I get slight stutter...Wonder if anyone else with a REVO 7.1 is having the same problem. Sorry if this is a bit off topic...
post #80 of 394
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Originally Posted by David Scott View Post

Listening to King Crimson's Red dvd-a right now in Foobar via iso image, works great!

Listening to the crimson king first album in foobar direct from DVD-A. This works a treat!

I had been using dvdaExplorer, which works well at what it does, but this new option seems it might be easier in the long term. Once I get used to using it and all it's little ways.
Used to use winamp, with MLP plugin, for playing DVD-A's but foobar might be better as it's an all in one solution. This might push me to buy a surround system for the PC. I usually only seriously listen to surround music in the non-PC room.

I'm just wondering if I could use the dolby headphone plug-in, as my M Audio Delta 66 is a 24bit/96kHz stereo card not a surround card. However the manual says it does 'surround pass through' but I don't know what that means.
Can anyone enlighten me?
post #81 of 394
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Originally Posted by RealAfrica View Post

... the manual says it does 'surround pass through' but I don't know what that means.
Can anyone enlighten me?

It sounds like it will pass DD/DTS streams via digital out without decoding. No help there regarding MLP I don't think ... unless it has HDMI output?
post #82 of 394
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Originally Posted by SiriuslyCold View Post

It sounds like it will pass DD/DTS streams via digital out without decoding. No help there regarding MLP I don't think ... unless it has HDMI output?

Thanks for the response Sirius.

If, as you say, it will pass DD/DTS streams, in my case via SPDIF, without decoding, what does that mean not to decode? If the streams are not decoded will they be 'downsampled'/'downmixed' or whatever the phrase is for degrading a high resolution signal down to a naff one? So DVD-A at 24/96 could end up as 16/48? Is that what you mean?

This soundcard has no HDMI. It has SPDIF, as well as 2 other ins and outs via a breakout box, which is connected to a small mixer for getting microphone and record deck preamp signals into the sound card. Also connected to a Denon stereo amp with 2 speakers.

So if I'm going to go surround sound, I guess I have to get a surround amp and several speakers. My budget will not allow me to buy a surround amp and speakers that will sound better than this Denon stereo. So I'm considering the dolby headphone plug-in.
Is this plug-in going to work on my system?
post #83 of 394
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Originally Posted by RealAfrica View Post

Thanks for the response Sirius.

If, as you say, it will pass DD/DTS streams, in my case via SPDIF, without decoding, what does that mean not to decode? If the streams are not decoded will they be 'downsampled'/'downmixed' or whatever the phrase is for degrading a high resolution signal down to a naff one? So DVD-A at 24/96 could end up as 16/48? Is that what you mean?

not decoded means an AV receiver will have to decode the DD/DTS bitstream (to PCM, whether 2.0 or 5.1) Understand also that these are lossy compressed streams

the high resolution losslessly compressed MLP signal will NOT pass through the SPDIF, so it is a moot point whether it will be downsampled or not. Some DVD-A however, carry hi-rez stereo in the video area which WILL pass through the SPDIF unmolested.

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Originally Posted by RealAfrica View Post

This soundcard has no HDMI. It has SPDIF, as well as 2 other ins and outs via a breakout box, which is connected to a small mixer for getting microphone and record deck preamp signals into the sound card. Also connected to a Denon stereo amp with 2 speakers.

At this point, the SPDIF out will not be used - your Denon stereo amp does not have a SPDIF input does it?

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Originally Posted by RealAfrica View Post

So if I'm going to go surround sound, I guess I have to get a surround amp and several speakers. My budget will not allow me to buy a surround amp and speakers that will sound better than this Denon stereo. So I'm considering the dolby headphone plug-in.
Is this plug-in going to work on my system?

no experience with the Dolby Headphone plugin sorry.
post #84 of 394
Siriuslycold:
Thanks for the info. I understand the capabilities and limitation of this particular hardware set up now.
My PMA-355 Denon has no SPDIF, it is just a beautifull stereo amp., especially refined for SACD/DVD-A playback with a frequency response of 10Hz to 80kHz.
I should give it better speakers to drive than the 'make-do' ones, here in my office, at present.

I guess I'll stay with surround in the living room and stereo in the office with this PC, at least until I can afford a decent surround soundcard and surround speakers.

At least foobar is now giving me excellent stereo playback of my DVD-A discs. Roll on the day when we can do the same with SACD!!
post #85 of 394
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Originally Posted by RealAfrica View Post

Roll on the day when we can do the same with SACD!!

haha... not likely.
post #86 of 394
SACD doesn't use PCM encoding... your DVD ROM can't read it. If you can't read it how can you decode it?
post #87 of 394
Now that I have a HTPC with 7.1 PCM HDMI audio this plug-in is even better.
post #88 of 394
does that run on Vista ultimate? why I'm asking is if the Vista room correction software works as advertised
post #89 of 394
Just wanted to add my thanks for this software. If you ever decide you want a donation on PP, let me know here.
post #90 of 394
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Originally Posted by SiriuslyCold View Post

does that run on Vista ultimate? why I'm asking is if the Vista room correction software works as advertised

The Plug-in? I would assume so as I don't have any reason to know why it wouldn't (don't have Vista to check). It's not really tied to the OS.
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