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Disc Description Protocol

A standard way of specifying what data is supplied, what processing is required, and exactly where the data is to be placed on the CD.Digital Data Storage.

Disc Description Protocol (DDP) is a format for specifying the content of optical discs, including CDs and DVDs.

DDP is commonly used for delivery of disc premasters for duplication. DDP is a proprietary format and is the property of DCA. The file format specification is not freely available.

The DDP must contain 4 parts:

  • Audio image(s) (.DAT file(s))
  • DDP Identifier (DDPID)
  • DDP Stream descriptor (DDPMS)
  • Subcode descriptor (PQDESCR)

An optional text file can also be included, this will contain the track titles and timings.

Key Terms

cds
content optical discs
ddp
delivery disc premasters
disc description protocol
duplication
dvds
format
property dca
proprietary format

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DDP

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Last modified on September 8 2019
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