Music DVD - Hat Trick - Black Dyke Mills Band

Discussion in 'Computer Corner' started by John Brooks, Jun 17, 2015.

  1. John Brooks

    John Brooks Well-Known Member

    After vacillating for a few years on whether or not to purchase this product from Midland, I recently bit the bullet and have now received the DVD which is a re-release of the Decca Sounds of Brass Volume 24 LP from 1975. On the website Midland states:

    "This DVD is an AUDIO ONLY format with no video streams, it allows you to listen to historical Brass Band recordings in today's sound formats. There are 3 sound formats on this DVD -
    16 bit stereo (used for CD format)
    24 bit uncompressed - stereo - high resolution sound. DVD quality
    DTS - 4.0 (Digital Theatre Sound).
    Complete with interactive menu for track selection via your TV screen.
    IMPORTANT NOTE: This DVD is produced in the PAL format, Customers whose country uses NTSC format must ensure their DVD player can play PAL format."

    I can play the DVD on my computer but also assumed that I would be able to play the 16-bit format in my car but that doesn't work. I would also like to get this on my ipod but that doesn't appear possible either. My 70 year old ears don't really care about the technical advances of 24 bit DVD quality; I just want to be able to listen to this music other than on my computer.

    Do any of you "Techies" have any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Tam O Shanter

    Tam O Shanter Member

    Audio on a DVD is stored in a very different way to that on an ordinary CD. A CD has a rigid standard for what it must contain whereas the DVD is more flexible and can contain many different "parallel" streams. It is perfectly possible to extract that 16 bit PCM stream from a DVD and to convert it into WAV files which can then be used to make a conforming CD, but it is not completely straightforward. Once you have the WAV files then putting it on your ipod would also be possible as it would for any CD.

    I use a number of utilities to facilitate this including DVDShrink (to extract the relevant parts of the DVD), VStrip to select the correct Audio Streams and extract in RAW format, and then flac to convert RAW to flac files. They can then be turned into proper WAV files using flac and finally burnt to a CD if required.
  3. Cornet Nev.

    Cornet Nev. Member

    Audacity will play and record everything on the DVD, then convert to WAV or with a "Lame" plug in convert to the compressed poorer quality MP3. Any unwanted long silences can also be edited out as well.
    Audacity is free ware and can be downloaded and installed from here :-

    The usual warning for any free wares, double check every window for unwanted bundled junkwares. Where offered a custom installation, use it as it is in there you will find the tick boxes to not include the junk.
  4. Heinz Schmidt

    Heinz Schmidt New Member

    It's a little bit crazy that I reply to your post 2 years later, but for a long time I doesn't had an account at "The Mouthpiece".

    I am the owner of the company which re-record this old LP from the Black Dyke Mills Band, and DVD Audio was at this time the "hit" of all audio formats, especially in 24bit high resolution.

    We still re-recorded a lot of Salvation Army and Brass Band records, and we have actual over 1.500 productions from the past in our database. In 2011 we produced a re-recording for the Canadian Staff Band as double CD "The first ten years". Our actual project has been closed last year on a re-recording of a LP from The Salvation Army in New York by Philip Smith "Trumpet & Piano", and has released right now in New York.

    To give you an answer of your question. As Tam o' Shanter already mentioned DVD Audio is a very special format, and it's not very easy to decode this format and extract it from a DVD. Nevertheless, your post is 2 years old, and I am sure you have find a solution, but if you don't have a solution I can provide you a mp3 file for your car system. It's also possible to get this CD in the standard format from us.

    I hope this will help
  5. John Brooks

    John Brooks Well-Known Member

    Thank you Heinz. Yes, I was ultimately able to find a solution, but I appreciate your response. I had the Trumpet & Piano LP featuring Phil Smith and Joe Turin in my collection at one time and would love to get it again. Can you advise if I can obtain this?
  6. Heinz Schmidt

    Heinz Schmidt New Member

    John, I don't know if this is an official release by the Salvation Army New York. The CD set is called "Trilogy" and include 3 CD's. One of these CD's is the "Trumpet & Piano" LP, the other one is a re-release of the CD "Escape" by GUS Band and Soloist P. Smith, and the last one is an unpublished recording of hymn tunes accomp. by a Classical orchestra.
    I will ask in New York if this is an official release or only for selected New York Staff Band supporter. I keep you informed.
    2 days ago I send you an e-mail, referring your mail from monday, but don't get any reply, do you receive my answer?
  7. John Brooks

    John Brooks Well-Known Member

    Hello Heinz, thanks for this information. I was away for a few days but replied to your email this morning.

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