So here's the thing:
I downloaded a DVD-Audio disc as an ISO and it is apparently MPL 24bit/96KHz.
I just bought a new hifi system that supports hires audio discs, and I although my disc player does report that it is playing PPCM 24/96, the AV receiver says it's only going at 48KHz, i.e. downsampled. I connect the player to the receiver via coax digital.
So, I want to figure out if the disc is *really* 24/96. Hence, I want to rip the dvd-a to my computer as flac24 files and then query the files in some way to double check they are actually 24/96, then burn these out to backup disc again using dvda-author, where they will definitely be unencrypted, and then check if my receiver can play them at 24/96. I can already burn flac24 to DVD-A using dvda-author, but do not know how to rip a dvd-a disc.
DVD Audio Explorer and DVDFab for Windows can apparently rip a dvd-a disc according to the DVD-Audio page on Wikipedia but are there any alternatives for Linux/Ubuntu?
I have heard some reports, although they have not been fully confirmed, that you cannot play a copy protected DVD-A at 24/96 when using a digital connection: they will be downsampled to 48KHz. Is this true? Does anybody know??
How backwards is that??? That I just bought a system capable of playing hires audio, but it will ONLY work if I output the audio from my DVD player straight to my speakers? the d/a converter in my dvd player is probably not a patch on the one in my receiver, so _obviously_ one would want to send it digitally to the receiver then have it converted there and then out to the speakers, plus you can see all the signal info if you send digitally to av receiver, which you can't if you send it via analog outputs to the receiver.
How do HiDef formats support this as they output DolbyDigital HD and DTS HD through digital HDMI connectors to the receiver? How do they stop "pirating digital copies"? Does it boil down to them having HDCP wheras dvd-a and sacd did not have copy protection in all AV products (in the cable spec.)?
I suppose this means that both DVD-Audio and SACD are both dead as Dodos format-wise, but if I have these discs it would be nice to be able to rip them to the PC.