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Need some advice to store my music CDs on hard disk, How to create image files from audio cds correctly
post Mar 26 2013, 13:22
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Hi everybody
(I'm sorry if you can't understand me correctly, english is not my native language)

I am currently ripping my CD collection (original discs) with dBPoweramp CD Ripper to FLAC, and I'm ok with that, but, I want to create a CD image (.iso for example) for every CD from my collection...

I know that for most users this is overkill and even useless but I want this for this reasons:

If I make a mistake with dBPoweramp CD Ripper process , I would need to take my CD again, and I prefer to mount a file, because it's easier
I want to store them permanently. I have some CDs that gives me errors.
Maybe creting an iso from a original audio cds that dBPoweramp CD Ripper gives insecure rip, it could be saved?

Please, could you recommend me a way to make image files from audio cds? I don't know if Slysoft CloneCD is enough, and I don't know if there would be problems.
and...It would work for copy controlled audio-cds?

thank you very much
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post Mar 27 2013, 01:31
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QUOTE (ManekiNeko @ Mar 26 2013, 17:40) *
QUOTE (ChronoSphere @ Mar 26 2013, 15:12) *
Another option would be using CueRipper (Part of CueTools). I usually rip to an image with embedded cue, because foobar doesn't have any problems with referencing a song in an image, so I can create my playlist just as well. The only "drawback" is that I have to convert to separate tracks for my mobile devices, so I'm contemplating to switch to single tracks + cue.

Don't you convert whole albums for your mobile devices? Foobar would convert image+embedded cue the same way as seperate track albums, right?
Nope, I almost never listen to complete albums. My mobile devices can all play flac/wavpack, so if I switched to separate tracks, I'd be able to just copy them to the mobile devices, together with covers etc. The problem with foobar conversion is that even though it keeps tags, it doesn't copy the embedded cover, so that's one step more I have to do every time I convert something for a mobile device.

I ripped my CDs several years ago to flac (tracks) + cue. Even though I only have about 1,000 albums or so, I regret no going flac+embedded cue (+separate cue as per cueripper default). I just think it east to manage (less files).
Less files, yes, but there is not much difference between copying a folder vs copying a cd image... at least I don't see it.

If I were to re-rip I'd use cueripper to make flac or wavpack + embedded cue. Then batch the whole lot to lossy and make a backup of all the 1 file per album rips
No need to re-rip, can just use cuetools to convert to single image giving it the cuesheets as input ^^
That's what I'm probably going to do if I decide to switch to single tracks after all.
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