DVD Audio Source Settings Summary

Following is a summary of the required settings for MPEG and other audio sources that can be used with DVD Studio Pro.

Note: All assets within a project must use the same video standard (all NTSC or all PAL). For the other settings, such as encoding format, resolution, and bit rates, you can mix assets with different settings.

DVD Audio Settings for SD Projects

The following settings work with SD projects. These same settings can also be used in HD projects.

Bit Rates

The audio bit rate depends on the format and quality level you need (higher bit rates provide better quality, but reduce the bit rate you can use with the video).

  • MPEG-1 Layer 2 Audio: 64 to 384 kbps (192 kbps and 224 kbps are typical.)
  • Dolby Digital AC-3: 64 to 448 kbps (192 kbps, 224 kbps, and 448 kbps [for 5.1] are typical.)
  • DTS ES: 754.5 kbps or 1509.75 kbps
  • Stereo PCM @ 16 Bits/48 kHz: 1536 kbps
  • Stereo PCM @ 24 Bits/96 kHz: 4608 kbps

Audio Sample Rate

There are two supported audio sample rates:

  • 16 bits or 24 bits

  • 48 kHz or 96 kHz

DVD Audio Settings for HD Projects

The following settings work with HD projects.

Bit Rates

The audio bit rate depends on the format and quality level you need (higher bit rates provide better quality, but reduce the bit rate you can use with the video).

  • MPEG-1 Layer 2 Audio: 64 to 384 kbps (192 kbps and 224 kbps are typical.)
  • Dolby Digital AC-3: 64 to 448 kbps (192 kbps, 224 kbps, and 448 kbps [for 5.1] are typical.)
  • DTS ES: 754.5 kbps or 1509.75 kbps
  • Stereo PCM @ 16 Bits/48 kHz: 1536 kbps
  • Stereo PCM @ 24 Bits/96 kHz: 4608 kbps

Audio Sample Rate

There are two supported audio sample rates:

  • 16 bits or 24 bits

  • 48 kHz or 96 kHz