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post Sep 23 2012, 10:00
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Hi guys,
I ripped a couple of cds with VBR V2 LAME, cd to mp3 files and I got 2 different file log reports.

There was a difference between the first and second cds eventhough the EAC settings were the exact same.
The track quality on both were the same for each track. Around 99-100%, and there were no errors on either rip.

The first cd I got "Accurately ripped (confidence 4) [********] (AR v1)"
But on the second cd I got "Cannot be verified as accurate (confidence 1 or 2). AccurateRip returned [********]

Does this matter at all or should I rip the second cd again?

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post Sep 23 2012, 21:40
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Yes, in a nutshell AccurateRip (and other databses of this kind with user-submitted hashes) can only verify that a track was ripped ok. There are thousands of CD pressings out there (and new releases are being produced daily) which have not yet been submitted to the database, and you might own some of them, there's no chance to verify those rips with AR or similar methods that rely on comparisions. You might get lucky in the future.

Be aware that AR uses user IDs which it creates from hardware and OS information AFAIK, and single submissions won't be visible to the public. This is (in theory) to prevent that people verify their erroneous CD the second time they rip them.

This has been asked many times before, you can read a lot about this in much detail (probably more detail than you need) on this forum. Or check the AccurateRip website, I'm pretty sure there's a FAQ which explains it better.

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