ddp image & player

DDP master image

A DDP image is basically a digital image of a compact disc that contains all the audio, track IDs, CD-Text, and ISRC codes.

DDP is not prone to errors that can occur with physical CDs (and CD-Rs) such as skips, scratches, and read/write errors. This is in part why it’s best to use a DDP image for your CD production master rather than a physical CD-R.

It is not recommended to submit individual WAV files for CD production. This can lead to problems with song sequencing, incorrect CD-Text, lack of CD-Text, and in some cases the audio itself can be altered if files are handled improperly.

DDP player & how to listen your ddp master

The masters in DDP format requires special embedded DDP Player to open and listen to it. Once you receive your DDP image, you will be able to easily listen and test your DDP master yourself with the complimentary HOFA DDP Player that will be delivered together with your DDP master. Follow these simple steps to open & listen your DDP file.

  • 1
    Download & Extract ZIP file
    Once you master is ready I will send you an email with a ZIP file for you to download. Unzip (Mac/OSX) or extract (PC/Windows). Double clicking the downloaded file is usually the simplest way to do this.
  • 2
    Open & Find folder named "Player"​
    Once the zip file is extracted, a folder with the same name will appear. Within that folder will be a folder named “Player”. Navigate inside the “Player” folder and double-click either the HOFA DDP Player Mac OS-X , or HOFA DDP Player Windows PC.exe depending on what platform you’re using.
  • 3
    Listen to your master
    The DDP Player should be opened. From here you can listen your master via your computer.

* If you are using the latest version of MacOS, you may also need to drag the “HOFA_DDP_PLAYER_INFO” file found in the Player folder into the player due to Apple’s latest security measures. The HOFA DDP Player all will guide you if needed.