DVD Studio Pro - Compressed Audio Formats

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Compressed Audio Formats

The DVD medium uses data-compressed (as opposed to sonically compressed) audio for
two purposes:

• To deliver discrete surround audio (5.1)

• To conserve bandwidth and disc space, allowing more room for video. This is especially

applicable in long-form material such as feature films, notably when the smaller DVD-5
medium is the target.

Data-compressed audio for DVD comes in a few forms, described next.