So I know this seems to be a fairly common thread, but nothing anywhere I find seems to offer any solutions. So I recently got a few DVD-Audio discs for some good old 24-bit, 96-192kHz, surround sound London Symphony Orchestra! A few problems have cropped up, though.
First and foremost, the Classic Beethoven disc I got is actually a 20-bit DTS disc, which as far as I can tell is just a 5.1 Redbook standard 16-bit CD that was dithered down from a 20-bit source. That's highly disappointing, but at this point, I'm willing to just rip it at 16-bit, 44.1kHz. The only problem is that WMP, Foobar2000, or Songbird will either a) not play it, therefore I must rip it to WAV or FLAC, or b) play it, but not as music, rather as a horrible static or white noise. I've looked all over from every program telling me I need to enable this setting, disable other settings, rip to WAV and convert to a DTS audio file, but nothing helps.
Second, the DVD-Audio disc, which is Night in Berlin, a bunch of German classical composers' songs, will not be recognized as a DVD-Audio disc in Foobar2000, even with the DVD-Audio add-on with watermark-detecting enabled. When I open it, it looks just like a DVD-Video disc with a few pictures, and the audio is on two tracks: a 448kbps Dolby Digital, and a 1500-ish kbps DTS. Both 48kHz and 16-bit. This is also reflected by the contents of the disc, which is an empty AUDIO_TS folder and a bunch of IFO and VOB files in the VIDEO_TS folder. I just wanted to rip to some 24-bit, 192kHz or 96kHz FLAC files. I understand that DVD-Audio discs were made not to be easily ripped, but this is ridiculous, I just want to add them to my Songbird.
So in summary: Can't play the 20-bit DTS CD and the DVD-Audio disc seems more like a DVD-Video with the same crappy, compressed DVD-Video audio. Though hopefully I'm wrong.
Edited by Royal Amethyst - 6/13/12 at 10:11pm