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    DTS comp

    Okay, so maybe comp isn't the right description; perhaps call it a DTS sampler, let's say. It's mostly BeAtles, Talking Heads, and Police songs with a few surprises thrown in. Encoded in FLAC (as always) but it's still quite a big file (675.54MB). Burn it as a regular audio CD (not a data CD) and it decodes just fine with any DTS equipment. I can even stream the raw FLAC files over wi-fi to my Roku SoundBridge and get the proper DTS decoding so if it doesn't work you're doing something wrong!

    Tracklist? You'll just have to d/l it to find out
    [Code]http://www.mediafire.com/?6nznnfmyzwd[/Code]

    edit: link should be good now
    Last edited by Slosh; 11-10-2006 at 10:20 AM.
    Originally Posted by Troy: She has that same kind of cleft-pallet, slightly retarded way of singing that so many other people find endearing.


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    I'm counting on the surprise tracks to carry this thing

    Thanks Slosh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Clark
    I'm counting on the surprise tracks to carry this thing
    Don't!

    I got these songs from a friend who downloads them from several different bit-torrent sites. He also has several DVD-Audio downloads, all of which do in fact have the hi-rez MLP (aka Packed PCM) tracks. Most also have DTS tracks but I haven't figured out a way to transcode these to DTS CD. I thought I could simply demux them and then change the sample/bit-rate to 44.1/16 but it doesn't work (at least with the software I have). Too bad as many of them are far more interesting than classic rock. That being said I am hearing things in these 5.1 mixes that I've never noticed before in stereo (though people that put lead instruments/vocals in the surround channels just because they can shouldn't be allowed to do these mixes anymore!).
    Originally Posted by Troy: She has that same kind of cleft-pallet, slightly retarded way of singing that so many other people find endearing.


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    I can't even get my PC to play them. Oh well. Erased.

    BTW, Do you go by Missourimule by any chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrhymeammo
    I can't even get my PC to play them. Oh well. Erased.
    I can't play them on my PC either (well, I can actually, but all I hear is noise) but if I burn them as an audio CD-R they play fine through my pre/pro. I have the K-Lite decoder pack DVD player software for Windows Media Player and that plays DTS DVDs just fine but not DTS CD. I never encountered this with DTS home audio components. I guess the reason why I can play them from the HDD to my SoundBridge is the Firefly media server software converts FLAC to WAV before being streamed.
    Quote Originally Posted by jrhymeammo
    BTW, Do you go by Missourimule by any chance?
    Not from MO, and not a mule (although I did vote mostly for Democrats this time )
    Originally Posted by Troy: She has that same kind of cleft-pallet, slightly retarded way of singing that so many other people find endearing.


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    MIne plays just fine on the DVDP, where it should be played.

    Can't actually tell you more than that right now as the 12 year old is already up and watching something in the only room with a 5.1 set up.

    Looks to be a cool little dealio, thanks.

    jc
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    My crappy DVD player wont even play CD-R. Oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrhymeammo
    My crappy DVD player wont even play CD-R. Oh well.
    According to your profile you don't have a home theater system (unless you just didn't list it) so I have to ask why would you even bother downloading this? FWIW your CD player and SACD player are certainly able to play CD-R and pass DTS through their digital outputs.

    I'm mostly all about two channel too and buy much of my music on LP (and the occasional SACD) but 5.1 can be pretty cool as well, breathing new life into old music when done well (not that all of these songs are mixed with taste, though).
    Originally Posted by Troy: She has that same kind of cleft-pallet, slightly retarded way of singing that so many other people find endearing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jrhymeammo
    My crappy DVD player wont even play CD-R. Oh well.
    Ouch, that sucks. Need to get yourself an Oppo. Wonderful piece of gear that far outperforms it's modest 199.00 price tag.

    This is a pretty cool little comp, especially the Talking Heads tracks. Was especially mortified to learn that I actually liked the Sheryl Crow track. Thanks Slosh.

    jc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Clark
    Ouch, that sucks. Need to get yourself an Oppo. Wonderful piece of gear that far outperforms it's modest 199.00 price tag.

    jc
    http://www.oppodigital.com/dv970hd/dv970hd.html

    Wow, $149? That's the cheapest one I've seen so far that does it all.
    Holy Crap.
    I should look into that when I move into a much nicer place. But I'm not going to buy that thing just for Sheryl Crow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Clark
    Was especially mortified to learn that I actually liked the Sheryl Crow track.
    Yeah, that's the only song of her's that I actually like (that I've heard, anyway). Wonder who wrote it? FWIW that's a DTS ES Discrete track but I'm running a 5.1 system so have no idea what's strickly in the rear center channel track.
    Originally Posted by Troy: She has that same kind of cleft-pallet, slightly retarded way of singing that so many other people find endearing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jrhymeammo
    http://www.oppodigital.com/dv970hd/dv970hd.html

    Wow, $149? That's the cheapest one I've seen so far that does it all.
    Holy Crap.
    I should look into that when I move into a much nicer place. But I'm not going to buy that thing just for Sheryl Crow.
    That ain't the one and I won't vouch for that thing.

    http://www.oppodigital.com/opdv971h.html

    This one however...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Clark
    That ain't the one and I won't vouch for that thing.

    http://www.oppodigital.com/opdv971h.html

    This one however...

    jc

    Yeah I got those 2 mixed up. Why pay for a one that doesnt do SACD for $50 MORE.

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    I'm just amazed this all worked. Got 5.1 sound out! Kind of fun. Now if I ever get to sit still long enough to enjoy the mix...

    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrhymeammo
    Yeah I got those 2 mixed up. Why pay for a one that doesnt do SACD for $50 MORE.
    Because one has outstanding upconverting DVD playback. Some of the best benchmark scores ever posted for a DVDP, the other one doesn't fare nearly as well. I have much more interest in DVD playback then I ever will for SACD or DVDA. I ain't gonna jump in on a new(er) format, especially ones that are never really going to make it mainstream.

    jc
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    Are you guys using the m3u? Just curious. I threw it in there because with Nero that's all you need. No need to drag the files themselves into the burn list. Not only does it burn it in the proper intended sequence without having to rename track numbers or drag tracks around, but also writes the meta data as CD-Text (instead of the file name). The only point in encoding with FLAC for these DTS tracks is the meta data. DTS CD cannot be compressed (further).

    NP: Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (DTS )
    Originally Posted by Troy: She has that same kind of cleft-pallet, slightly retarded way of singing that so many other people find endearing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Slosh
    Are you guys using the m3u? Just curious. I threw it in there because with Nero that's all you need. No need to drag the files themselves into the burn list. Not only does it burn it in the proper intended sequence without having to rename track numbers or drag tracks around, but also writes the meta data as CD-Text (instead of the file name). The only point in encoding with FLAC for these DTS tracks is the meta data. DTS CD cannot be compressed (further).

    NP: Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (DTS )
    Uh, nugetorial on the m3u. I know what it's function is, just not what on earth to do with it. I tried to open it with Nero but caused all sorts of havoc. You got it, I invented my own tracklist. sorry.

    I'm up for an education though.

    jc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Clark
    Uh, nugetorial on the m3u. I know what it's function is, just not what on earth to do with it. I tried to open it with Nero but caused all sorts of havoc. You got it, I invented my own tracklist. sorry.

    I'm up for an education though.

    jc
    Well, I have Nero 6.6.1.4 with the Cole Decoder Pack plugin (FLAC, etc.). I open up Nero SmartStart, set it to all tracks gapless, and drag the .m3u in. That's it; no individual files to import, no need to sequence, no need to get track and artist names, works with all formats. I've made comps this way with WAV, WMAL, ALAC, and FLAC - all on the same mix. No conversion necessary. Couldn't be easier.
    Originally Posted by Troy: She has that same kind of cleft-pallet, slightly retarded way of singing that so many other people find endearing.


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