Code (audio standard)
Code or ΧΟΔΕ (also pronounced "code") is a brand name for the high-fidelity audio DVD-Video disc developed by Grammy Award-winning record producer T-Bone Burnett. The brand is meant to give listeners a comparable experience to hearing studio master recordings and to offer a higher resolution alternative to the smaller, lower quality MP3, the iTunes Store's AAC, and Compact Disc formats. A Code disc is a DVD-Video disc with standard 24-bit/96 kHz PCM audio, and is played from a DVD player or a DVD-ROM drive. The disc also includes files in 24-bit/96 kHz WAV, AAC, and MP3 formats for use on personal computers and portable media players. John Mellencamp's Life, Death, Love and Freedom was the first album released in the format on July 15, 2008. Elvis Costello has also expressed interest in releasing in the format. Will Dailey released his Torrent, Volumes 1 & 2 in ΧΟΔΕ on June 9, 2009. The album is credited on its back cover as "ΧΟΔΕ certified by T Bone Burnett".
See also 
- "Soundcheck: T Bone Burnett (June 09, 2008)". WNYC. Retrieved on December 4, 2008.
- Greenwald, David (August 30, 2008). "T Bone Burnett may have Neil Young and Bob Dylan singing a new tune". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved on December 4, 2008.
- Billboard Magazine, May 29, 2009
- Torrent, Volumes 1 & 2 - Liner Notes: June 9, 2009
- Guttenberg, Steve (June 11, 2008). "Grammy winning record producer says CD quality isn't good enough". CNET News. Retrieved on December 4, 2008.
- Hiatt, Brian (May 20, 2008). "Artists Fight for New Hi-Fi Formats". Rolling Stone. Retrieved on December 4, 2008.