DVD-Audio

DVD-Audio (commonly abbreviated as DVD-A) is a digital format for delivering high-fidelity audio content on a DVD. DVD-Audio uses most of the storage on the disc for high-quality audio and is not intended to be a video delivery format.

DVD-Audio
DVD-Audio release of Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
Media typeOptical disc
EncodingMeridian Lossless Packing or uncompressed LPCM[1]
Capacityup to 8.5 GB
Read mechanism640 nm wavelength semiconductor laser
StandardDVD Books, Part 4, DVD-Audio Book, DVD Audio Recording Book [2][3][4]
Developed byDVD Forum
UsageAudio storage
Extended fromDVD
Compact Disc Digital Audio
Extended toHigh Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-ray

The first discs entered the marketplace in 2000. DVD-Audio was in a format war with Super Audio CD (SACD), and along with consumers' tastes tending towards downloadable music, these factors meant that neither high-quality disc achieved considerable market penetration; DVD-Audio has been described as "extinct" by 2007.[5] As of June 2019, Amazon lists only 155 albums available on "Audio DVD". DVD-Audio remains a niche market but some independent online labels[6] offer a wider choice of titles.


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