Code (audio standard)

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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.[1] 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.[2] Will Dailey released his Torrent, Volumes 1 & 2 in ΧΟΔΕ on June 9, 2009.[3] The album is credited on its back cover as "ΧΟΔΕ certified by T Bone Burnett".[4]

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  1. ^ "Soundcheck: T Bone Burnett (June 09, 2008)". WNYC. Retrieved on December 4, 2008.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Billboard Magazine, May 29, 2009
  4. ^ Torrent, Volumes 1 & 2 - Liner Notes: June 9, 2009