This is not true of music-only BluRay discs. I know this for a fact from the folks at Decca/UMG.
They have been putting out music BluRay discs that have both 2-channel 96/24 and multi-channel
96/24. See the accompanying BluRay disc with the recent reissue of the Allman Brothers "Idlewild
South", the Collin Davis/LSO recording of Handel's Messiah, etc. These types of BluRay discs have
had more uptake in Europe and Japan than here. I think it's somewhat new to include on in a rock
deluxe reissue like the Allmans. I think UMG has been the main player in this product, with Sony
sticking more with SACD, but I might be wrong about that. There are also plenty of music-centric
DVDs out there that are NOT non-lossy high-rez, such as the Beatles "One" deluxe and also the
accompanying DVD to "Love," which were just Dolby multi-channel DVD sound, plus the Talking Heads
"DuoDisc" reissues that had CD on one side and DVD with lossy-matrixed surround on the other side,
like a movie. But, don't forget about releases from Classic and others that were true DVD-Audio and
included high-rez 2-channel and either 48/16 or 48/24 multi-channel. It's also worth including the
caveat that most of the modern low-priced BluRay/DVD players won't support DVD-Audio and may not
support BluRay high-rez audio.
I'm not interested in extracting movie soundtrack info in "high def," and agree that most of the
stuff on movie BluRays is at best 48/24. What I was asking about is, has anyone had first-hand
experience with the method described in the link to extract high-rez WAV from MUSIC BluRay discs, ie
those discs that do hold high-rez content?
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Corey Bailey" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 2:28 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Extracting WAV from BluRay audio discs
> Hi Tom,
> The audio standard in the movie industry, from production to finished mix, is 24 Bit, 48kHz, BWF.
> It won't get any better that that, even for new releases (born digital). For everything pre
> BluRay, the audio has been most likely re-purposed from the NTSC DVD it was originally released on
> (16/48 which, was 24 bit truncated to 16 bit). I'm even aware of situations where the original
> files for the standard definition DVD were unable to be restored from archival copies and the
> producing company resorted to ripping, and then converting, the AC3 file from a commercial release
> for re-purposing to BluRay.
> Sorry if I burst your bubble.
> Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
> On 1/30/2016 5:11 AM, Tom Fine wrote:
>> Has anyone had success with this method of extracting WAV (or FLAC) high-resolution audio from
>> BluRay discs?
>> -- Tom Fine