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post May 13 2010, 03:18
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I'm having trouble ripping a couple of CDs in my collection and I could use some advice on the situation.

I'll use one CD as an example. It is by a local independant artist from years ago, so there is no way i can download it or get a new copy. The CD rips fine other than the first track which has errors and wont rip in secure mode(well the fourth track has trouble too because the test and copy CRC wont match, but the track rips fine at about 99.8% track quality with no errors). The first track plays fine and there are no scratches, so i can only assume that it is just a low quality CD due to the group being independant or the static and silence introduction to the song is confusing EAC into thinking there are errors. As far as i can tell, I have two options for adding this CD to my archive, I can either turn off the option that stops a rip if there are errors and just rip it in secure mode or I can rip it in burst mode: I am wondering which of these 2 options would give me the better rip. Obviously this situation is not ideal, but indie is indie.

Thankyou for your time.
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post May 13 2010, 21:02
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That is an excellent example of some of the difficulties with DAE and how to address them.

Andavari, in the case of discs that won't rip with EAC's secure mode, did you find that burst mode gave you audible problems?

This post has been edited by greynol: May 13 2010, 21:05

Your eyes cannot hear.
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post May 13 2010, 21:47
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QUOTE (greynol @ May 13 2010, 14:02) *
Andavari, in the case of discs that won't rip with EAC's secure mode, did you find that burst mode gave you audible problems?

Those discs that EAC has serious difficulties with, i.e.; secure mode reporting no errors there was no difference in burst mode since the discs would still freeze my system. In other words I couldn't use EAC at all on those discs, it's like the discs were incompatible. I find it interesting how CDex in Paranoia Full mode could rip those discs with no audible errors using the same drive. Perhaps a drive problem with EAC?

One disc in particular that I can remember off the top of my head is 'Little Caesar - 1990 - Little Caesar' would cause EAC to completely freeze which would also freeze Windows about halfway through ripping it requiring a bad shutdown of the machine to get unfrozen. This happened three times before I gave up using EAC to rip it and then properly putting a warning note on the CD not to rip with EAC.

Those problem discs are all old audio CDs though, so I know it has absolutely nothing to do with any copy-protection/copy-damage.

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