Creating an Audio only DVD from several CD's

JD jd1008 at
Tue Aug 10 23:54:25 UTC 2010

  On 08/10/2010 04:38 PM, linux at wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 04:08:31PM -0700, JD wrote:
>>    On 08/10/2010 03:33 PM, linux at wrote:
>>>>> So I managed to write a DVD-A on a DVD+RW with the following steps:
>>>>> dvda-author -o DVD -g *.wav
>>>>> mkisofs -o image.iso -sort sort.txt -udf DVD
>>>>> growisofs -Z /dev/sr0=image.iso
>>>>> I followed the howto on:
>>>>> I do not have the mkisofs patch applied and used the sort file from
>>>>> that howto.
>>>>> And on my Denon DVD-1920, an explicit SACD and DVD-A player, it plays
>>>>> fine.
>>>>> However, I cannot mount the so-created DVD-A using mount -t udf
>>>>> /dev/sr0 /mnt/udf; it gives me an "unknown filesystem" error.
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>> Gabriel
>>>> Hi Gabriel,
>>>> Did you try to mount it with -t iso9660  instead of udf?
>>> In fact, that worked. I had set the option "auto" in my /etc/fstab and
>>> mount without the "-t" option recognized the udf filesystem on the
>>> DVD-A and gave an "unknown filesystem error. The command "mount -t
>>> iso9660" as well as giving the filesystem type option iso9660 in the
>>> /etc/fstab-file works fine.
>>> How to play a DVD-A on the linux computer remains yet a mistery to me,
>>> however. Hope we'll find out soon.
>>> Gabriel
>> I received a reply from a developer of dvda-author:
>> I had remarked:
>>   >  I have not been able to play the resulting DVD
>>   >  with any of the Linux media players.
>>   >  They just do not seem to recognize it.
>> And Fabrice replied:
>> On 08/07/2010 12:27 PM, fabrni at wrote:
>>> hi
>>> the spec file is in the package, and discs do not play on media
>>> players currently, this is normal behavior.
>>> Fab
> Maybe a solution to this would be to put the wav files on a Video-DVD
> and leave the video directory empty. This would however only give you
> a sample rate of 48000 Hz instead of up to 192000 Hz as specified for
> a DVD-A. But then at least you could play the DVD on most any
> DVD-player. I am going to try that tomorrow.
> Gabriel
But dvda-author has no way of re-encoding the audio files at 192k
My audio files on the hard drive are in wav format, which ffmpeg says
the bit rate is  1411 kb/s
which is huge (1.411 megabits/s).

Please keep me posted on your effort. If it works, ... I will be busy 
recording :)

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