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The official allowed formats for the audio tracks on a DVD Video are:

PCM: 48 kHz or 96 kHz sampling rate, 16 bit or 24 bit L-PCM, 2 to 6 channels, up to 6144 kbit/s
AC-3: 48 kHz sampling rate, 1 to 5.1 (6) channels, up to 448 kbit/s
DTS: 48 kHz or 96 kHz sampling rate, 2 to 6.1 channels, Half Rate (768 kbit/s) or Full Rate (1536 kbit/s)
MP2: 48 kHz sampling rate, 1 to 7.1 channels, up to 912 kbit/s

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post #12 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by SZayat View Post
The official allowed formats for the audio tracks on a DVD Video are:

PCM: 48 kHz or 96 kHz sampling rate, 16 bit or 24 bit L-PCM, 2 to 6 channels, up to 6144 kbit/s
AC-3: 48 kHz sampling rate, 1 to 5.1 (6) channels, up to 448 kbit/s
DTS: 48 kHz or 96 kHz sampling rate, 2 to 6.1 channels, Half Rate (768 kbit/s) or Full Rate (1536 kbit/s)
MP2: 48 kHz sampling rate, 1 to 7.1 channels, up to 912 kbit/s

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Sweetness. But that just means that DVD supports 96KHz...

Hmmm, I have to find a DVD that is actually in 96KHz!!! (goes through DVD collection of like, 100 movies)
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I would recommend getting the Chaintech AV-710 instead of the Turtle Beach Riviera as it's the best sound card under $30 in my opinion. It's a popular choice for those that was to connect a DAC or receiver to their sound card as it has digital out found also on the Riviera except it's possible to get bit-perfect output with the AV-710. The AV-710 has a pretty good DAC for the price, the Wolfson WM8728, except that it's suited for stereo since the other speakers will use the poor VIA VT1616 DAC instead. The Riviera uses the C-Media CMI8738 chipset, which is very low end and should be avoided while the AV-710 has the superior VIA Envy24HT-S chipset. Also the CMI8738 chipset only allows a max sample rate of 48kHz while the Envy24HT-S allows 192kHz through stereo.

For under $30 you can't really ask for a better card than the AV-710, even the Audigy SE/Live! 24-Bit can't compete.
    
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post #14 of 24
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Sweetness. But that just means that DVD supports 96KHz...

Hmmm, I have to find a DVD that is actually in 96KHz!!! (goes through DVD collection of like, 100 movies)
jesus christ man, u can be wrong from time to time. loosen up
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jesus christ man, u can be wrong from time to time. loosen up
It has nothing to do with being wrong, I just wanna find a DVD in 96KHz.

I'm wrong a lot anyways
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The 29 dollar turtle beach card would be fine ...

But if I were you ... (hold on to your hats) ... I'd find an old Soundblaster Live! 5.1 card on eBay for 10 bucks or something.

I'm using one now (had it for 9 years!) and it's awesome for 5.1 movies; I also use it weekly for multi track audio projects.

It's the Sure SM58 of video cards.

(Sure SM58 is the die hard standard in live sound microphones, BTW)

...

Just found a Live! card at ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/CREATIVE-LABS-SO...QQcmdZViewItem

...

Great card and the software/EAX effects control is rather nice as well ...

This guys knows what he's talking about.
    
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This guys knows what he's talking about.
Ummm, I really think the Sound Blaster Live is not that great. And for the price, you may as well get an Audigy SE or the Chaintech (which will sound much better than the Live).
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Ummm, I really think the Sound Blaster Live is not that great. And for the price, you may as well get an Audigy SE or the Chaintech (which will sound much better than the Live).
Well you can't beat free! Most people using the Live have pulled it from old machines.
    
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post #19 of 24
All bow before the Live! 5.1!!!

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An oldie but a goodie!

Add a good old fashioned Live! drive and it's even better:

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(if you look around you can still find 'em for 5 bucks or so!)

    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post
All bow before the Live! 5.1!!!

...



...

An oldie but a goodie!

Add a good old fashioned Live! drive and it's even better:

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...

(if you look around you can still find 'em for 5 bucks or so!)

is that a sunbeamtech fan controller?
    
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