I bought a new Neil Young DVD (Prairie Wind) and have a problem I have not
seen before. The session movie features a 24 bit 48kHz uncompressed PCM
sound track and a second 24 bit 96kHz soundtrack. On all channels (stereo or
AC3) using Xine or mplayer to play the DVD (either soundtrack) there is a
significant hiss in each music track (but not in the "extra" sections of the
DVD - like the interviews). Playing this DVD on a standard DVD player
(television) or WinDVD (on Windows XP) is no problem (no hiss). I have tried
a replacement - same issue. I have upgraded Xine to 99.4/1.1.1 - no
difference. I have ripped it to my hard drive - same problem. I have tried
this on 3 different Myth (debian) machines (all with different sound cards)
with the same results...
I have tweaked the audio parameters in Xine and tried altering alsamixer;
tried switching to OSS... I have not seen this problem on any of my other
DVD's. Anybody seen this or have any ideas?
Oh, and one other thing... This DVD also came with an audio CD (same sound
track)... it plays fine...
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