Chapter 5

DVD-Audio: fidelity and flexibility

We have seen from the foregoing chapter that the DVD-Video specification defines a rich and versatile format that takes home video far beyond its previous boundaries. One thing that DVD-Video was not intended to do, however, was to replace CD-Audio as the primary carrier of prerecorded music for the record industry. While the home video and record industries are similar in many respects, each business has its own unique requirements for distribution media.

Like DVD-Video, DVD-Audio is built on the foundation of DVD-ROM. So a DVD-Audio disc is actually a DVD-ROM disc that includes a zone of material supported by the DVD-Audio specification (and may optionally contain a zone of DVD-Video material ...

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