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Philips SuperAuthor

How to Create SACD Discs with Philips SuperAuthor

Philips SuperAuthor is a full-fledged authoring tool for the SACD format, allowing you to create SACD disc images from your stereo/multichannel DSD files in an easy and intuitive user interface[^5^]. In this article, we will show you how to use Philips SuperAuthor to make your own SACD discs that can play on compatible players.

Philips SuperAuthor

What is SACD?

SACD stands for Super Audio CD, a high-resolution audio format that uses Direct Stream Digital (DSD) encoding to deliver superior sound quality compared to conventional CDs. SACD discs can store up to six channels of surround sound or two channels of stereo sound, and can also include text and graphics information[^6^]. SACD discs are compatible with most DVD players and some Blu-ray players, as well as dedicated SACD players.

What is Philips SuperAuthor?

Philips SuperAuthor is a software program developed by Philips that allows you to create SACD disc images from your DSD files. Philips SuperAuthor supports both stereo and multichannel DSD files, as well as DST compression for reducing the file size. Philips SuperAuthor also lets you specify track points, text, album info, copy protection, and PSP watermark for your SACD discs[^5^]. Philips SuperAuthor outputs the disc image as a DVDIMAGE.DAT file, which can be burned onto a blank DVD using a compatible burner and software[^7^].

How to Use Philips SuperAuthor

To use Philips SuperAuthor, you will need the following:

  • A PC running Windows XP or later

  • A DSD file (or files) that you want to convert to SACD

  • A blank DVD-R or DVD+R disc

  • A DVD burner that supports writing DVD-R or DVD+R discs

  • A software program that can burn DVDIMAGE.DAT files (such as UltraISO)

  • A SACD player or a DVD player that can play SACD discs

Once you have everything ready, follow these steps:

  • Download Philips SuperAuthor from the link provided in the reference section below[^1^]. Extract the zip file and run the setup.exe file to install the program.

  • Launch Philips SuperAuthor and click on "New Project" to start a new project.

  • Select the type of project you want to create: "Stereo" or "Multichannel". Click "Next".

  • Select the DSD file (or files) that you want to include in your project. You can add multiple files by holding down the Ctrl key while clicking on them. Click "Next".

  • Select the output format for your project: "SACD" or "Hybrid SACD". Hybrid SACD discs can also play on regular CD players, but with lower sound quality. Click "Next".

  • Specify the track points for your project. You can use the default track points generated by the program, or edit them manually by clicking on the "Edit Track Points" button. You can also add or delete tracks by clicking on the "+" or "-" buttons. Click "Next".

  • Specify the text information for your project, such as album title, artist name, track titles, etc. You can also add graphics information by clicking on the "Add Graphics" button and selecting a .bmp file from your computer. Click "Next".

  • Specify the copy management options for your project, such as copy protection and PSP watermark. PSP watermark is a feature that allows you to embed a bitmap image into the audio data of your SACD disc, which can be displayed on some SACD players[^8^]. Click "Next".

Review the summary of your project and click "Finish" to create the c481cea774


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