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High Definition Compatible Digital

High Definition Compatible Digital, or HDCD is a Microsoft proprietary audio encode-decode process that claims to provide increased dynamic range over that of standard Redbook audio CDs, while retaining backward compatibility with existing Compact disc players. [1]

37 relations: Audio filter, Backward compatibility, Bit, Burr-Brown Corporation, CD player, CD ripper, Command-line interface, Compact disc, Compact Disc Digital Audio, Digital signal processing, Digital-to-analog converter, Dither, Doom9, DualDisc, DVD-Audio, Dynamic range, Encoder, Extended Resolution Compact Disc, Foobar2000, Graphical user interface, Intellectual property, K2 High Definition, Megabyte, Microsoft, Oppo Electronics, Optical disc, Personal computer, Pulse-code modulation, Sanyo, Software, Sound card, Super Audio CD, Super Bit Mapping, Texas Instruments, WAV, Web archiving, Windows Media Player.

Audio filter

An audio filter is a frequency dependent amplifier circuit, working in the audio frequency range, 0 Hz to beyond 20 kHz.

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Backward compatibility

In telecommunications and computing, a product or technology is backward compatible (BC) or downward compatible if it can work with input generated by or meant to an older product or technology such as a legacy system.

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Bit

A bit is the basic unit of information in computing and digital communications.

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Burr-Brown Corporation

The Burr-Brown Corporation was a United States technology company in Tucson, Arizona, which designed, manufactured, and marketed a broad line of proprietary, standard, high-performance, analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) used in electronic signal processing.

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CD player

A CD player is an electronic device that plays audio compact discs.

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CD ripper

A CD ripper, CD grabber, or CD extractor is software that convert tracks on a Compact Disc to standard computer sound files, such as WAV, MP3, or Ogg Vorbis.

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Command-line interface

A command-line interface or command language interpreter (CLI), also known as command-line user interface, console user interface, and character user interface (CUI), is a means of interacting with a computer program where the user (or client) issues commands to the program in the form of successive lines of text (command lines).

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Compact disc

Compact disc (CD) is a digital optical disc data storage format.

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Compact Disc Digital Audio

Compact Disc Digital Audio (CDDA or CD-DA) is the standard format for audio compact discs.

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Digital signal processing

Digital signal processing (DSP) is the numerical manipulation of signals, usually with the intention to measure, filter, produce or compress continuous analog signals.

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Digital-to-analog converter

In electronics, a digital-to-analog converter (DAC, D/A, D2A or D-to-A) is a function that converts digital data (usually binary) into an analog signal (current, voltage, or electric charge).

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Dither

Dither is an intentionally applied form of noise used to randomize quantization error, preventing large-scale patterns such as color banding in images.

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Doom9

Doom9 is a website featuring information on digital audio and video manipulation (mostly video) and digital copyrights.

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DualDisc

DualDisc was a type of double-sided optical disc product developed by a group of record companies including MJJ Productions Inc, EMI Music, Universal Music Group, Sony/BMG Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, and 5.1 Entertainment Group and later under the aegis of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

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DVD-Audio

DVD-Audio (commonly abbreviated as DVD-A) is a digital format for delivering high-fidelity audio content on a DVD.

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Dynamic range

Dynamic range, abbreviated DR or DNR, is the ratio between the largest and smallest values of a changeable quantity, such as in signals like sound and light.

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Encoder

An encoder is a device, circuit, transducer, software program, algorithm or person that converts information from one format or code to another, for the purposes of standardization, speed, secrecy, security or compressions.

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Extended Resolution Compact Disc

eXtended Resolution Compact Disc (XRCD) is a mastering and manufacture process patented by JVC (Victor Company of Japan, Ltd) for producing redbook Compact Discs.

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Foobar2000

foobar2000 is a freeware audio player for Windows developed by Piotr Pawlowski, a former freelance contractor for Nullsoft.

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Graphical user interface

In computer science, a graphical user interface or GUI, pronounced ("gooey") is a type of interface that allows users to interact with electronic devices through graphical icons and visual indicators such as secondary notation, as opposed to text-based interfaces, typed command labels or text navigation.

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Intellectual property

Intellectual property (IP) is a term referring to creations of the intellect for which a monopoly is assigned to designated owners by law.

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K2 High Definition

K2 High Definition (K2HD) is a mastering technique developed by JVC Music.

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Megabyte

The megabyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information.

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Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation (commonly referred to as Microsoft) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services.

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Oppo Electronics

OPPO Electronics Corp. is a Chinese electronics manufacturer based in Dongguan, Guangdong province, China.

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Optical disc

In computing and optical disc recording technologies, an optical disc (OD) is a flat, usually circular disc which encodes binary data (bits) in the form of pits (binary value of 0 or off, due to lack of reflection when read) and lands (binary value of 1 or on, due to a reflection when read) on a special material (often aluminium) on one of its flat surfaces.

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Personal computer

A personal computer is a general-purpose computer whose size, capabilities and original sale price make it useful for individuals, and is intended to be operated directly by an end-user with no intervening computer operator.

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Pulse-code modulation

Pulse-code modulation (PCM) is a method used to digitally represent sampled analog signals.

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Sanyo

is a Japanese major electronics company and member of the Fortune Global 500 whose headquarters is located in Moriguchi, Osaka prefecture, Japan. Sanyo has over 230 subsidiaries and affiliates. On December 21, 2009, Panasonic completed a 400 billion yen ($4.5 billion) acquisition of a 50.2% stake in Sanyo, making Sanyo a subsidiary of Panasonic. In July 2010, Panasonic announced that it would acquire the remaining shares of Sanyo.

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Software

Computer software or simply software is any set of machine-readable instructions that directs a computer's processor to perform specific operations.

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Sound card

A sound card (also known as an audio card) is an internal computer expansion card that facilitates economical input and output of audio signals to and from a computer under control of computer programs.

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Super Audio CD

Super Audio CD (SACD) is a read-only optical disc for audio storage, introduced in 1999.

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Super Bit Mapping

Super Bit Mapping (SBM) is a noise shaping process, developed by Sony for CD mastering.

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Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) is an American electronics company that designs and makes semiconductors, which it sells to electronics designers and manufacturers globally.

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WAV

Waveform Audio File Format (WAVE, or more commonly known as WAV due to its filename extension) (rarely, Audio for Windows) is a Microsoft and IBM audio file format standard for storing an audio bitstream on PCs.

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Web archiving

Web archiving is the process of collecting portions of the World Wide Web to ensure the information is preserved in an archive for future researchers, historians, and the public.

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Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player (abbreviated WMP) is a media player and media library application developed by Microsoft that is used for playing audio, video and viewing images on personal computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system, as well as on Pocket PC and Windows Mobile–based devices.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Definition_Compatible_Digital

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