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Re: Mark Knopfler. I have Golden Heart (side A much more enjoyable than side B, IMO), Sailing to Philadelphia (I love it!), Shangri La (it's okay). Where to go next??? Is Privateering worth the cost?

It certainly was for me, but I love all things Mark Knopfler

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Mogwai - Les Revenants (review HERE)

Locust - You'll Be Safe Forever (review HERE)

Thundercat - Apocalypse 

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Stevie Nicks

THE ENCHANTED WORKS OF STEVIE NICKS
3 CD-Set

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Yeah you can snag an OEM bluray drive for real cheap these days. I think I paid $40 for mine. Samsung, too.

Originally the DVDAE developer created a separate program for Bluray called Bluray Audio Extractor, available only in beta. I tried it and it was buggy. He decided to just roll it in with the existing DVDAE program instead of maintaining two separate programs. (And semantically speaking, I believe a Bluray is a form of DVD, but I could be wrong). I have found DVDAE an invaluable resource for porting the King Crimson, Steven Wilson, and Pink Floyd Immersion sets over to my home NAS.

 

Have you found some DVD-A rips to have weird soundstaging/mixing compared to the CD version? I have noticed this with some DVD's.

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Here We Go Again by Ray Charles ft. Norah Jones. Ear candy.

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Have you found some DVD-A rips to have weird soundstaging/mixing compared to the CD version? I have noticed this with some DVD's.


Somewhat. I noticed very little improvement in the Immersion BD disc for Dark Side of the Moon over the CD it came with, and to this day I still prefer the MFSL CD. Yeah the bass drum was a bit EQ-ed on it, but I believe it has the best clarity, especially during the chorus for Us and Them, which almost always sounds like a wall of noise on most other versions.

Typically if I try down mixing the 5.1 to stereo I experience problems as you described. For example, my Porncupine Tree "Deadwing" DVD-A is horribly compressed on the stereo version but the surround isn't. So I used DVDAE to rip the 5.1 down to 2.0, and the soundstage is a little weird at times (loss of backing vocals on "Open Car" the most obvious). But for "Deadwing," I'm willing to live with some quirkiness if it eliminates the compression problems on the CD, which it does nicely.

Other than that, typically my 2.0 rips of the hi-res 2.0 layer on the DVD-A sounds fantastic.
Edited by DavidJ1973 - 8/25/13 at 11:03am
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Somewhat. I noticed very little improvement in the Immersion BD disc for Dark Side of the Moon over the CD it came with, and to this day I still prefer the MFSL CD. Yeah the bass drum was a bit EQ-ed on it, but I believe it has the best clarity, especially during the chorus for Us and Them, which almost always sounds like a wall of noise on most other versions.

Typically if I try down mixing the 5.1 to stereo I experience problems as you described. For example, my Porncupine Tree "Deadwing" DVD-A is horribly compressed on the stereo version but the surround isn't. So I used DVDAE to rip the 5.1 down to 2.0, and the soundstage is a little weird at times (loss of backing vocals on "Open Car" the most obvious). But for "Deadwing," I'm willing to live with some quirkiness if it eliminates the compression problems on the CD, which it does nicely.

Other than that, typically my 2.0 rips of the hi-res 2.0 layer on the DVD-A sounds fantastic.

Yes, I think it's the downmixes where I notice the effect.

Thanks for the info again, I have an external USB BluRay drive on the way! It was $35.00 biggrin.gif
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Mice blue get on over to what.cd and SHARE that epicness please! I just spent $21 on new EPS my self so no more cash for that epic ness q.q 

 

Dang it I've been waiting 4 years for some SERIOUS Video Game based Dub step and when it's finally out xD I can afford it... ugh another $20 in the toliet. Oh well this stuff is freaking epic. I'm getting the Zelda, and TALES OF SYMPHONIA [omg YES] and Kirby albums 

 

And for your information I shall be SHARING the love q.q 

I did buy the Tales of Symphonia album but I don't like it too much. "Fatalize" doesn't capture the epicness of being ambushed by Sheena. XD

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In honor of the winner of the "National Air Guitar Championship" who rocked out to "Hash Pipe" biggrin.gif

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Yes, I think it's the downmixes where I notice the effect.

Thanks for the info again, I have an external USB BluRay drive on the way! It was $35.00 biggrin.gif


Nice score! One thing to keep in mind though is that software which will play Bluray movies typically costs more than the drive itself... Also sound card should support sample rates above 96kHz to get the full effect. Most default sound drivers in laptops and PCs down-same to 48kHz or 44kHz. But you should still be able to use DVDAE to rip BR-A discs without any problems. :-)
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Originally Posted by DavidJ1973 View Post

Nice score! One thing to keep in mind though is that software which will play Bluray movies typically costs more than the drive itself... Also sound card should support sample rates above 96kHz to get the full effect. Most default sound drivers in laptops and PCs down-same to 48kHz or 44kHz. But you should still be able to use DVDAE to rip BR-A discs without any problems. :-)

Thanks for the info David. I dont care about watching or listening to the BluRays on my computer. I only need the drive to rip the 2-channel audio to FLAC. From there, its Squeezebox server software to my Squeezebox Touch via wi-fi at 24/96. biggrin.gif
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general fuzz - soulful filling

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