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

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Tue Mar 15 04:00:23 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-03-14 at 12:15, Fons Adriaensen wrote:
> 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...

Hmmm, are there consumer level blue ray writers in the pipeline? I would
be surprised if they selected a media that could be written "at home". 

-- Fernando

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