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Re: [ARSCLIST] Dolby B in software


To the best of my knowledge, no.

That is why I maintain a heap'o'decoders in a variety of formats.
Dolby A, B, SR, dbx I, II, HighCom II, and soon C4D. I can also do Dolby C
cassettes. see http://www.richardhess.com/tape/facility.htm

Dolby has shown little interest in software decoders/encoders for Dolby E
even when that's needed in large-scale contemporary non-linear video
editing solutions, so I  hold little hope for a Dolby B software solution.

I can attempt to transfer the tapes based on listening evaluation and known
probable standards that were used at the time.



At 03:52 PM 4/18/2003 -0400, you wrote:
Has anybody ever written the Dolby encode/decode algorithm in Windows-based

The question arose when a friend of mine told me about some orphaned Dolby
B-encoded tapes. These apparently are reel-to-reel and without calibration
tones. Granted, without the calibration tone, decoding of the tapes would be
pure guesswork. However, a computer-based program would at least allow
non-real-time experimentation so that a plausible reference level could be

Aaron Z Snyder

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