HDCD ripping special!

In: software

1 Sep 2011

I’ve just learned of a Windows program called hdcd.exe for converting hdcd rips into 24 bit rips using the special hdcd material.  i.e. this will result in better 24 bit files than regular upsampling.

unfortunately the author is being blocked by microsoft with respect to creating programs for other OS’s.  In 5 days I’ll be able to contact him to see if something can be worked out.  In the meantime I’m holding my breath!

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2 Responses to HDCD ripping special!


Dan Walsh

September 1st, 2011 at 19:12

BUT…. you would still have to have an HDCD compatible drive for your computer, correct? Otherwise it would just read the 16bit data and ‘upconvert’ to 24bit.



September 6th, 2011 at 13:30

no. the drive reads the data bit for bit. the software recognizes the hdcd data and processes it accordingly.

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