How to Burn a 5.1 Audio DVD Disc to AC3

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How to Burn a 5.1 Audio DVD Disc to AC3
Users can burn audio DVDs with the aid of a specialised application. (a dvd-r disc image by wayne ruston from

Audio DVDs are discs that support playback for high-fidelity sound. The medium can produce numerous audio channel configurations, including 5.1-channel surround sound. When circulated as digital audio, surround sound is commonly stored in the AC3 format. Users can burn audio DVDs with the aid of a specialised application like Audio DVD Creator, Audio DVD Burner or Apollo Audio DVD Creator. Although they are released by different software developers, all these audio DVD authoring programs employ a similar disc burning workflow. Additionally, they are all capable of writing AC3-formatted 5.1-channel surround sound onto disc.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Load a blank DVD-R into the computer disk drive.

  2. 2

    Launch the audio DVD authoring program. Set up a new project for the disc and save the file to a preferred location.

  3. 3

    Program the settings for the audio DVD. Make sure that the format for the audio track(s) is set to AC3 and the channel configuration is 5.1. And depending on your region, choose between PAL/SECAM and NTSC for your DVD player's broadcast standard.

  4. 4

    Design a menu for the audio DVD. This user interface will enable viewers to navigate the contents of the disc.

  5. 5

    Import the audio files into the audio DVD authoring project. Arrange the tracks apropriately. Prepare them for DVD playback by assigning names and images to each listing.

  6. 6

    Run the burning operation to author the audio DVD. The disc will automatically eject when it has been completely written.

  7. 7

    Load the burnt audio DVD into a DVD player and screen the contents of the disc.

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