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Disc Description Protocol (DDP) is a format for specifying the content of
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CDs
and
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DVD
s. DDP is commonly used for delivery of
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s for duplication. DDP is a proprietary format and is the property of DCA, Inc., DCA. The file format specification is not freely available. The DDP must contain 4 parts:Francis Rumsey, Desktop Audio Technology, 2004, Focal Press # Audio image(s) (.DAT file(s)) # DDP Identifier (DDPID) # DDP Stream descriptor (DDPMS) # Subcode descriptor (PQDESCR) An optional text file, containing the track titles and timings, can also be included.


Software

Windows PC: *Adobe Encore *Cockos Reaper *DCA Viper *Eclipse Image Encoder *Gear Pro Mastering *HOFA CD Burn & DDP *Magix Sequoia *Merging Pyramix *PreSonus Studio One Professional *SADiE *Sonoris DDP Creator *Steinberg WaveLab macOS: *Triumph Mastering Suite *Adobe Encore× *Audiofile Engineering Triumph (previously Wave Editor) *Audiofile Triumph *Cockos Reaper *DSP-Quattro *HOFA CD Burn & DDP *PreSonus Studio One Professional *Sonic Studio soundBlade and PMCD *Sonoris DDP Creator for Mac *Steinberg WaveLab


References

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