Terra Nova Mastering is including a DDP player with all DDP masters now. Clients can listen directly to their masters, make wav files, burn discs and check metadata like CD-Text and ISRC.
How to listen to your master:
- download your DDP Master .zip file
- unpack your .zip (by double-clicking or opening with an application like WinZip)
- inside your master folder, you'll find a folder labeled player
- depending on your operating system click on the appropriate player icon to open your player
DDP stands for Disc Description Protocol. It is a format used to send technical information about the structure and contents of optical discs (CD, DVD, HD-DVD) to a replication plant. It was developed by Doug Carson and Associates, Inc. in 1989 and DCA, Inc. still owns the format. It is the industry standard for most optical media premasters. In the past, DDP images have been delivered on DLT (Digital Linear Tape) or Exabyte (another digital tape technology), but can now also be sent over FTP (File Transfer Protocol) or on another digital storage medium.