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  multichannel audio capture card ≥ 4 line in
Posted by: spoRv - 2020-12-13, 05:41 PM - Forum: Capture and rip - Replies (4)

As it seems there is some interest in multichannel audio capture cards - useful to capture matrix decoders output, for example - I thought to start a list; features should be as following:

  • fair price - less than 500 quids
  • multichannel line input - 4 ch min, 8ch welcome
  • variable sample frequency - 44,1 & 48kHz min, 96kHz welcome
  • interface in order of preference: PCIe, PCI, USB, FireWire
  • Windows compatibility mandatory, WIN + MAC appreciated
  • RCA analog input/output are very welcome
  • S/PDIF digital input or output are highly appreciated

In production:


NOTE: only line inputs/outputs are taken in account

waiting for your inputs (pun intended!)

Related threads:

High-end audio capture cards (some with 4ch in) - https://forum.fanres.com/thread-82.html

Dolby SDU4 Hardware Dolby Stereo/Surround decoding - https://forum.fanres.com/thread-1850.html

last update: 2020-12-16

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  La Dolce Vita (1960) Japanese BD audio synced to Criterion Blu-ray
Posted by: sertoli - 2020-12-13, 03:36 AM - Forum: Released - No Replies

La Dolce Vita (1960) Japanese BD audio synced to Criterion Blu-ray

More info:


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  The Sound of Music (1965) DVD 2002 audios synced to Blu-ray
Posted by: sertoli - 2020-12-13, 03:08 AM - Forum: Released - Replies (1)

The Sound of Music (1965) DVD 2002 audios synced to Blu-ray

English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround) Synced to 50th Anniversary Blu-ray

English (Dolby Digital "4.1") Synced to 50th Anniversary Blu-ray

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From DVDCompare...

- ABOUT THE AUDIO: There are some mixed reports, but the audio seems to be 4.1, which means that there are 3 discrete audio signals (left/center/right) with mono audio signal for the rear speakers. So the DVD player probably list this as 5.1. Also, the R1, R2 UK and R4 releases also include a 2.0 stereo track. The R2 Holland releases however do not."

So the 2002 DVD is L/C/R and mono surrounds. Whether that is called 4.1 I dont know, there is no LFE channel. But I have confirmed the surrounds is mono, but on 40th Anni the surrounds slightly stereo.

So I think 2002 DVD is more accurate to 70mm 6 track mix. Both have directional dialogue, but 2002 has the apron slap sound. 40th Anni has reaches slightly higher frequencies.

I believe 2002 DVD is just a reissue of disc1 of Five Star edition so should be the same. Whats strange though is specs on the back cover say 4.1 but its actually 5.1. It still has the apron slap sound and directional dialogue though.

Thanks a lot, NeonBible.

  • Language : English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (Dolby Digital "4.1")

DVD 2002 = 5.0 inside 5.1 container (silent LFE channel).

Funny thing is on the DVD menu of 2002 it says 4.1 still!

The 2.0 should still maintain the 70mm mix with a phantom centre channel.

Actually I think the 2.0 is the same as the laserdisc.

Likely to the be the exact same mix as Five Star/2002 DVD but of course lossless PCM!

Thanks again, NeonBible.

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  Downmixing - How can you tell?
Posted by: spaceboy710 - 2020-12-12, 07:43 PM - Forum: Audio and video editing - Replies (3)

Hey everyone!

I've been seeing lots of mentioning of tracks being "downmixed" from the 5.1 to 2.0 stereo or mono. 

How are people able to tell it is a downmix as opposed to a separate mono mix? Is there an analysis tool people are using? Just very curious.

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  My Laserdisc Wishlist to sync
Posted by: sertoli - 2020-12-11, 04:41 AM - Forum: Requests, proposals, help - Replies (8)

My Laserdisc Wishlist to sync:

The General (1927) [LV21476] (piano score by William Perry)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Blow-Up: Criterion (1967)
Life of Oharu: Criterion (1952)
Grand Illusion: Criterion (1937)
Sansho the Bailiff: Criterion (1954)
The Seven Samurai: Criterion (1954)
The Third Man (1949)
Walkabout: Criterion (1971)

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  minimum audio bit-depth needed...
Posted by: spoRv - 2020-12-10, 11:14 PM - Forum: General technical discussions - Replies (4)

What is the minimum bit-depth to get good audio quality?

Note: I replaced the song with the WAV version

Found here: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/10-bits-...lf.731964/

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  Taxi Driver Criterion Preservation
Posted by: alleycat - 2020-12-10, 09:25 PM - Forum: Released - Replies (8)

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  • BD25 with animated menus that look and behave like the official Criterion discs, with a background video, pop up menus and resume function
  • Video taken from the 4k Remastered Blu Ray
  • Original chapter stops used on the Laserdisc
  • English 2.0 PCM from the laserdisc (thanks Alexpeden2000 and Zoidberg)
  • Isolated Score AC3 from the laserdisc
  • Audio Commentary with Martin Scorsese AC3 from the laserdisc
  • English, French, German and Spanish Subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Storyboards
  • Production Photos
  • A Chorus Of Isolation
  • Martin Scorsese Filmography
PM me for the links, contributing members only please. The photos below of the menu aren't great as the only way I could get them is from my phone while the disc is playing, as software players disabled the screenshot function.

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  Death Sentence Unrated (2007)
Posted by: alleycat - 2020-12-10, 01:12 PM - Forum: Released - Replies (4)

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When Death Sentence was released on DVD there were two versions, Unrated and R Rated. The blu ray release unfortunately only contains the R Rated cut. Just to clarify there is an unrated released on blu in France and possibly other places, but it uses Upscaled SD footage as opposed to true HD footage. This project is a full HD restoration of the Unrated cut.

The main source of the video is the German Concorde Blu Ray. This seems to be the best blu ray out there as it is 1080P and has DTS HD audio (only High Resolution for English not Master Audio) but it's better than Dolby Digital like the UK disc. The French disc seems to have DTS HD Master Audio but I don't have this and I do wonder what real world difference it will make.

The source of the unrated scenes is a webrip from Amazon Germany, 1080p with German AC3 and English AC3 640 kbps.

The blu ray was used where possible, unrated scenes have been cut in, in some places just the unrated audio was used. To my ears the audio matched up quite well, I had to boost the volume in one of the unrated segments. The English and German audio were both exported and encoded as 5.1 DTS-HD MA.

Details of what is extra can be found here:


  • BD25 with menus, pop up menus, background video and resume
  • 1080P Video 2:40:1
  • English and German 5.1 DTS-HD MA (German has subs in parts that weren't dubbed)
  • Spanish 2.0 AC3
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Fox Movie Channel Presents: Making A Scene
  • Fox Movie Channel Presents: Life After Film School With Kevin Bacon
  • Webisodes
  • Interviews with Kevin Bacon, Garrett Hedlund, Kelly Preston, Aisha Tyler and James Wan***
  • B Roll***
  • Theatrical Trailer
*** These were field blended by the German Blu Ray label. I've tried to make them a little easier to watch but they are not pretty - thanks Chewie for looking at these.

PM me for the links, contributing members only please. The photos below of the menu aren't great as the only way I could get them is from my phone while the disc is playing, as software players disabled the screenshot function.


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Heart Hello everyone! I Love IMAX/Open Matte Release!
Posted by: riccardo4685 - 2020-12-10, 12:14 AM - Forum: Presentation - Replies (2)

Hello everyone! I Love IMAX/Open Matte Release

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  The Last Castle (2001)
Posted by: alleycat - 2020-12-09, 05:18 PM - Forum: Released - Replies (4)

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There is no blu ray for this movie so the video comes from a 1080p webrip.

  • BD25 with a menu, background video, pop up menu and resume function
  • 1080P 2:40:1 taken from the webrip
  • English 5.1 DVD DTS
  • English, French, German and Italian 5.1 AC3
  • Audio Commentary with Director Rod Lurie
  • English, French, German, Spanish and Audio Commentary subtitles
  • HBO First Look: Inside The Walls Of The Last Castle
  • Deleted Scenes with optional Audio Commentary
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Production Notes
PM me for the links, contributing/long term members only please.

Menu images are taken with a phone so do not look great:

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Movie images:

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