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Definition: DVD-Audio is high-resolution audio format that utilizes the same type of bit signal process (PCM) as that of the current CD standard (with extended Dynamic range and several sampling rates, and bit rates ranging from 12 to 24bits) but takes advantage of the incredible storage capacity of a DVD-type disc.

As a result, it is possible to put several albums on one disc, such as an anthology collection that now take several CD's. Also, several audio encoding formats could be included in one disc, such as Dolby Digital, DTS, or MPEG, giving the user a choice of playback decoding options. Also, items such as cover art, lyrics, and liner notes can also be accessed when displayed on a TV monitor.

To access DVD-Audio Disc content, you need a DVD player that is specfically labeled as DVD-Audio compatible.

Also Known As: DVD-Audio Disc
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