how to add 6 PCM tracks to a video DVD

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Markus Loeffler, Jul 3, 2003.

  1. Hello!

    is it possible to add 6 audio tracks (48khz/20bit) to a DVD? i am using
    DVD Studio Pro and i can only add one stereo PCM file to an audio-track.
    when i am using "A.Pack" this works but then the audio is AC-3 encoded
    and has not PCM "quality".

    any suggestions?

    Markus Loeffler, Jul 3, 2003
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  2. It can't be done as it exceeds the bandwidth of the format. If you want
    6 channels then you must use Dolby Digital via APack. Don't use the
    defaults though. Use these settings and it should sound better:

    Data Rate: 448kbs
    No Compression
    Dialnorm: -31
    RF Modulation - Off
    Bobby Owsinski, Jul 3, 2003
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  3. I want to have six channels for Dolby 5.1

    Markus Loeffler, Jul 7, 2003
  4. Markus Loeffler

    Max Volume Guest

    I believe Linear PCM only supports stereo, although I could be mistaken.

    A utility like A.Pack can create a 5.1 soundtrack from separate audio
    files, whether stereo or mono. The thing is, you need to have recorded
    and/or mixed your audio to take advantage of 5.1 -- you can't just take
    a stereo track and magically make it 5.1.
    Max Volume, Jul 7, 2003
  5. I have read in dvd studio pro manual that the max data date is 6144 bps -- if
    i use a very low video quality ,or say i take a black picture, is that still

    Markus Loeffler, Jul 7, 2003
  6. Markus Loeffler

    Nogami Guest

    PCM tracks are limited to either mono or stereo.

    The only way you could have 6 different PCM tracks would be to put
    them on as different language tracks, and there would be no way to
    play them simultaneously for a full-mix.

    You need to use Dolby Digital or DTS - they're the only formats that
    can output 6 discreet channels.

    Nogami, Jul 10, 2003
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