For the Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) an audio-only application, called DVD Audio, is currently under discussion. If all wishes from the audio community with respect to the number of channels, sampling frequency, number of bits/sample, and playing time have to be accommodated, even the high capacity of DVD is not sufficient. This paper presents a lossless audio coding scheme appropriate for DVD Audio and discusses the consequences of varying a number of system parameters on the required lossless compression ratio.
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