[linux-audio-dev] Re: Any interest in DVD-Audio?

Fons Adriaensen fons.adriaensen at skynet.be
Mon Mar 7 18:47:58 UTC 2005

On Mon, Mar 07, 2005 at 08:05:48PM +0200, Juhana Sadeharju wrote:

> Whoever designed the spec, it was stupid not to look around for
> non-patented/non-proprietary lossless format as an alternative.

It was intentional, and how stupid it is depends on your perspective.
The whole DVD-A spec is closed, you have to pay some heavey money
just in order to read it. It was put together by people who think
that the CD was the worst thing that ever happened to the music 

> We just have to work out the suitable modification/extension to
> the spec. How vdix/dvix format ended up to be a standard in DVD
> video players? How mp3-discs in CD player? And how the various
> copycontrol systems on CDs?

Because this is all about money, not about the interests of


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