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Pio2001
post Mar 15 2003, 00:08
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Frequently Asked Questions


General Audio Compression

MP3

EAC

CDR Media

Secure mode ripping

Offsets

Protected audio CDs

Various

SACD, DVD-A, Vinyl, and Cassette


Documentation


Compact Disc links

MP3 links

Other digital audio links
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Pio2001
post Aug 4 2003, 23:48
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Major FAQ update smile.gif !

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Audio Compression

Hydrogenaudio.org's basic rules on listening tests
Subjective vs Objective opinions, post your favourite links / experiences
See also rule 8 of Hydrogenaudio.org's terms of service.

MP3

Low bitrates : --alt-preset standard -Y versus --alt-preset medium
preset-standard -Y vs preset-medium, How big is the difference?

Secure mode

How to test C2 accuracy ?
Andre Wiethoff's DAEquality kit

Repairing CDs scratched on the label side
Ripping Scratched CD's, Success story

Is reading twice secure ?
Is C2 used to correct errors as well as detecting them ?

Discussion about secureness of C2 versus secureness of no C2
EAC C2 error correction, Use it or not?

Various

Killer sample for resampling and clipping (and tweeters)
Test your soundcard for clipping, with this sample

Vinyl

Vinyl versus CD samples from the same album
What songs has digital killed (CD vs LP samples)

Processing the CD sample so as it sounds like the vinyl sample
Compare for yourself: Vinyl vs. CD

Does digital recording keep the "vinyl" sound ?
Casual vinyl vs digital blind test

Vinyl noise samples, how much clicks on a good vinyl ?
Vinyl Care & Dust Removal, How to make vinyl sound good??

Cassette

Recording cassette tapes to PC
How to Clean up Cassette to Digital, Need Help

Other digital audio links

Recommended bibliography
Interesting books

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Can a PC with a digital output replace a CD player ?
Soundcard digital pathways?, If you skip the DAC are they 'perfect'?
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Does WinXp's mixer resample ?
My tests over kmixer effects, Seem to be none...
that is linked from inside the new one


Burning speed tests
High speed vs low speed burning
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Burning slower is not necessarily safer
CDR Burn Speed and Audio Quality @Afterdawn

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How does reading twice allows EAC to detect errors
Discussion reliability DAEquality test @EAC
Accuracy of C2 information
Is accurate C2 error reporting an Utopia? @EAC
Safety of C2, of caching, and of reading twice
Cache off @EAC
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Renaming
Why is not CloneCD advised for audio ?
Is audio extraction different than raw mode ? @CDFreaks
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Does CloneCD read "rawer" than EAC ?
Is audio extraction different than raw mode ? @CDFreaks
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- Pio2001   Frequently Asked Questions   Mar 15 2003, 00:08
- - Pio2001   <span style='font-size:12pt;line-height:100...   Mar 15 2003, 00:08
- - Pio2001   MP3 Recommended Lame settings http://www.hydroge...   Mar 15 2003, 00:09
- - Pio2001   EAC Official EAC webpage : http://www.exactaudio...   Mar 15 2003, 00:11
- - Pio2001   CDR Media What are the best CDR ? Short CDR summ...   Mar 15 2003, 00:12
- - Pio2001   Secure mode ripping Ripping scratched CDs Repair...   Mar 15 2003, 00:13
- - Pio2001   Offsets Drive offsets databases Spoon's Accur...   Mar 15 2003, 00:13
- - Pio2001   Protected audio CDs Campain for digital rights ...   Mar 15 2003, 00:14
- - Pio2001   Various About soundcard line input clipping Reco...   Mar 15 2003, 00:15
- - Pio2001   High definition digital audio Do CD sound good e...   Mar 15 2003, 00:15
- - Pio2001   Compact Disc links All About Recordable Discs @R...   Mar 15 2003, 00:16
- - Pio2001   MP3 links MP3-Tech.org David Robinson's pag...   Mar 15 2003, 00:17
- - Pio2001   Other digital audio links Recommended bibliograph...   Mar 15 2003, 00:17
- - Pio2001   End of FAQ   May 1 2003, 23:09
- - Pio2001   Added : Cactus Datashield 200 mastered errors Tec...   May 1 2003, 23:17
- - Pio2001   Added Drive offsets databases SatCP's Coaste...   May 1 2003, 23:51
- - Pio2001   Added this first link (the second is the former ...   May 15 2003, 19:24
- - Pio2001   Added How to rip HDCD, or >16bits CDs ? How to...   May 15 2003, 20:15
- - tigre   QUOTE (Pio2001 @ May 1 2003 - 02:51 PM)Added ...   Jun 6 2003, 00:09
- - marteataca   not a big deal, but there a little typo here QUOTE...   Jun 6 2003, 19:44
- - Pio2001   It was not a typo, it was a mistake in my speaking...   Jun 6 2003, 20:26
- - AtaqueEG   QUOTE (marteataca @ Jun 6 2003 - 12:44 PM)not...   Jun 6 2003, 23:38
- - Pio2001   Major FAQ update ! **********NEW**********...   Aug 4 2003, 23:48
- - Pio2001   Added Is jitter an issue in recent DACs ? Anti-j...   Aug 8 2003, 11:46
- - Pio2001   Added What soundcard to buy ? Want to buy a new ...   Aug 17 2003, 21:29
|- - ching-3   QUOTE (Pio2001 @ Aug 17 2003, 09:29 PM)Added ...   Aug 10 2005, 22:21
|- - odious malefactor   QUOTE (ching-3 @ Aug 10 2005, 01:21 PM)Q...   Mar 24 2006, 04:20
- - Pio2001   Two links replaced : Chip's CD Media Resour...   Aug 22 2003, 20:58
- - mobius   ftp.ecma.ch doesn't appear to be listening ATM...   Aug 22 2003, 21:21
- - Fandango   QUOTE (Pio2001 @ Mar 14 2003, 03:14 PM)Protec...   Sep 27 2003, 21:54
- - Pio2001   Done, thanks   Sep 28 2003, 21:39
- - jvbortle   FYI The coaster factory has moved to a new site. ...   Apr 5 2004, 18:04
- - Pio2001   Link updated. Thanks.   Apr 5 2004, 22:18
- - Pio2001   Added Roberto's tests Test results Roberto...   May 9 2004, 19:49
- - Pio2001   This poor old FAQ needs a general update, but sinc...   Jun 26 2004, 00:47
- - Pio2001   Added How to accurately detect C2, accurate stre...   Sep 3 2004, 22:58
- - Pio2001   Removed Explanation of C2 secure mode Drive optio...   Sep 6 2004, 18:10
- - Pio2001   Added About soundcard line input clipping Recordi...   Sep 14 2004, 17:45
- - Pio2001   Added Liekloo's Essential Ripping Guide For ...   Nov 25 2004, 22:33
- - dev0   Added mp3 editing   Dec 14 2004, 18:30
- - dev0   Added: Presets vs. -V? Post-3.95 Development of th...   Dec 17 2004, 17:17
- - dev0   Added: MP3 and Dolby ProLogic   Mar 6 2005, 12:31
- - Pio2001   Removed dead links : SatCP's Coaster Factory ...   May 31 2005, 18:58
- - Axon   This probably needs to be updated for 3.97b1 altho...   Oct 8 2005, 18:31
- - pepoluan   This FAQ is being s-l-o-w-l-y migrated to the HA K...   Mar 23 2006, 23:21
- - Ronn   Attention Mod: The "Recommended Lame compiles...   Nov 16 2010, 09:02


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