I set out to get DVD AUDIO discs that would work in my ACURA TL. What I did and learned follows. All the software is either free, can be used limited trial or inexpensive. I think all the software may add up to a total of $120 USD well worth it I happily paid this Hope some find this useful
YES the Acura can play DVD Audio discs (pressed and Burned) and very nicely and you can burn your own. I have the 2006 TL and also tried my discs on my friends 2004 TL. I also tried AUDIO DVD CREATOR and it does not work in my Acura when I use it and could never figure that out. It will play on my DVD home unit but my DVD home unit does not support DVD audio it plays because standard store bought DVD audio disks have the AC3 tracks in addition to the WAV file racks (used for the Audio DVD). The program I listed below AUDIO DVD SOLO makes a pure Audio DVD that works great (-R disks only!!!). Doing pure audio DVD with solo does not waste space by putting both the AC3 and the wav it just puts the WAV and thus you get (depending on your settings (16 bit, 24 bit, 2channel or 6 channel etc) upwards of 2-3 hours of music on each. Take a look at the AUDIO DVD SOLO. I also gave links to conertion programs for MP3 and stripping DVD’s audio tracks( I have converted my entire Music VIdeo collection to music for my Acura
OK here is what to do. First all DVD audio disks use the WAV format and the DVD must be burned in a special format. You MUST use DVD -R in order for it to work in the acura TL (or any acura). You can strip tracks from your DVD video disks, convert your MP3’s to *.wav files. Your Acura does not have the ability to decode MP3 directly.
Here is what I use:
Go here ( This is a free program that you can use to convert your MP3’s)
Click Download on the upper left and then download
Another very good free converter is BeLight (a front end that uses BeSweet)
Try this link and download the one named BeLight-0.22b9_P4.exe
Strips any DVD into WAV files
Go here (there is a free 30 day trial but is inexpensive to get license)
Download DVD Audio extractor
this will let you strip any DVD audio track into the *.wav files it can do 5 channel DTS, 6 channel AC3 digital dolby and 2 channel stereo and generate the files you can use to burn you DVD’s
Burning pure Audio DVD that will work in the ACURA or any other branded device with the DVD AUDIO label
Now they key is to burn with the following program. This will burn the *wav files you generated with the above SW and enjoy them in your ACURA. Also this program can RRIP your CD collection and you can get roughly 6 or 7 CD’s onto 1 DVD. You can use the group feature but the acura does not support auto switch from group to group you have to do it manually by simultaneously pressing SCAN & RPT for a few seconds.
Download AUDIO DVD SOLO (this gives you I think 5 free burns I purchased the Lisence and its only $34.95
Also this program is a WAV capture program so you can record and burn.
Lastly if you are into WAV file sound editing here is a great program
The best (inexpensive) program I have found is Goldwave
The trial version is informative but not totally useful too limited. It is a $40 program but a great editor if you want to have some fun.
I have no affiliation with any of these companies just felt this information all in one place may help others. enjoy