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

Fons Adriaensen fons.adriaensen at skynet.be
Mon Mar 14 20:15:42 UTC 2005

On Mon, Mar 14, 2005 at 11:25:31AM -0800, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:

> Yes, it is simply a temporary "backwards compatibility" workaround to
> change formats. 
> The second layer is _not_ mandatory in the "standard". That is, at some
> point, when an acceptable proportion - determined by marketroids,
> nothing technical about this - of the players can play sacd natively, it
> will be eliminated and the disks will only be playable in a sacd player.
> Presto, big media companies are back in control of the whole production,
> pressing and copying chain. Don't expect to see a sacd writer in your pc
> any time soon :-)

Or even an (unencrypted) digital output playback system.

Recent rumours may indicate yet another direction this story could take.
Some 'observers' indicate they wouldn't be surprised at all if Sony was
to abandon SACD in favour of Blue Ray. And that will be PCM again, using
'Dolby Digital Lossless' as the mandatory compression format. DDL is just
the new marketing name for MLP...


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