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'Music DVD' to replace need for CD changer... nifty trick
I posted this in the A6 (c7) forum. This applies to MMI 3G with DVD/CD player. Cross posted it here.
My A6 did not come with a CD changer. And I did not want to be stuck with the 1-CD-at-a-time as the only method to play lossless audio. The engineer in me started experimenting.
I discovered some very useful tricks. You can burn a 'Music DVD' and force the audio to be PCM 16/48. This way you can get 10+ CDs with full quality onto a dual layer DVD disc. No more CD changer needed!!
Another useful thing I learned is that the DVD player will play music DVDs with audio at PCM 24/96. I have several FLAC files in 24/96 and they sound incredible burned and played in the A6.
- all my CDs are ripped and stored as FLAC files. Some are rips from DVD-A and are in 24/96 flac. This is my source. You could rip your actual CDs to flac if you have actual CDs.
- I use Toast 11 on a Mac for my burning. Choosing a 'music DVD' under audio disks and then choosing 'custom' under options, Then you can set encoder settings. I set audio to PCM 16/48 or PCM 24/96 as needed by my source. Drag the flac files for several CDs and encode/burn in Toast. If you don't customize options, you get dolby digital which is lossy.
This completely negates the need for a CD changer for me. I didn't see anywhere in the documentation on what bit depth/rate is supported, but these standards work fine. Yippy