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XLD vs iTunes: What is the best ripper?
Antigen
post Jun 14 2012, 11:49
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Hi,

I know that here most of the people love quality sound and quality rip.

My question is simple:

- Do you think that a CD ripped with XLD will "sound" better than the iTunes (with correction error) ripped version?

Mosto of the people tell me that iTunes is a worse CD ripper and the best solution is the use of XLD or EAC and after that convert the file to the desired format (mp3, ogg, aac...)

True?

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post Jun 14 2012, 12:04
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You seem to be missing the point in so many of your posts - or maybe it's a language translation problem.

The choice of ripper has nothing to do with "sounding better" - the sound is the same regardless of the ripper, provided that the rip is accurate. However, iTunes doesn't let you know if a rip has errors and provides no mechanism for independent checking, whereas EAC / dBPoweramp / XLD all give you feedback, and they give you the opportunity for AccurateRip checking, so you can decide if your rip is a good one.

Edit: Corrected to reflect the fact that XLD also supports AccurateRip. Every day's a school day. smile.gif

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Antigen
post Jun 14 2012, 12:30
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Ok, but I think that XLD and other ripper as EAC can assure more reliability with an error proof engine.

If I have a CD and I will rip:

- With XLD/EAC----> I'm sure that if the log give me a 100 % quality, I have a 1:1 lossless copy

- With iTunes-----> The result can be 1:1 the CD, but not sure, and the error correction can deteriorate the quality




P.S: XLD use AccurateRip to give more accuracy

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JJZolx
post Jun 14 2012, 12:31
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QUOTE (Ouroboros @ Jun 14 2012, 05:04) *
and (apart from XLD) they give you the opportunity for AccurateRip checking


XLD also supports AccurateRip.

http://www.accuraterip.com/software.htm
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db1989
post Jun 14 2012, 12:52
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XLD provides much better options to ensure an accurate rip.

But only highly inaccurate rips are going to sound Ďworseí, and itíll probably be not a subtle difference but a blatantly obvious one.
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post Jun 14 2012, 14:50
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OP might want to look at the features here: http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?ti...n_of_CD_rippers

OTOH, iTunes I think detects pre-emphasis and XLD doesn't, but I am not sure.


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Antigen
post Jun 15 2012, 08:51
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Pre-Emphasis?

But exist today some CD with pre-emphasis?

I know that only a few CD of 1989-1990 use it.

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post Jun 15 2012, 09:31
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Itís not common, but itís not impossible to find either. You may want to search for previous discussions here; I think some people have reported finding CDs of their own with FLAGS PRE set.

Anyway, you neednít worry: in response to Porcus, XLD supports writing FLAGS PRE to the output cuesheet since late 2009.
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Antigen
post Jun 15 2012, 10:51
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In conclusion XLD support pre-emphasis and rip all the "data" of a CD audio
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