criptal wrote: ↑
Wed May 12, 2021 4:54 pm
The only thing which is a limitation is the spinning noise, louder than 5.25" drives.
Probably means it's fast, i.e., spins fast. Doing such while remaining accurate is basically what being high quality as to CD-DA extraction means.
If you care for it, you can from the command line rip a CD to individual tracks trackXY.cdda.wav with
or that followed by a track number or span of such for (an) individual track(s) rather than the entire CD;
. You add a
for setting ripping speed manually.
cdparanoia shows a per-track progress bar and my mentioned experience has taught me that if that progress bar remains fully empty of any trouble indicators (the "progress bar symbols" from the man page) chances of a completely ripped track being the fully same as the next rip of said same track and including from a different drive are very, very high. I.e., that chances of having a perfect rip are very, very high; with reasonable hardware on the order of certainty even if existence of e.g. that AccurateRip database means that you could get to be a bit more certain still if you/I would use that.
Conversely I have experienced that if any trouble indicators do
turn up a next rip and almost definitely one from a different drive will NOT be the same. For new, mint and clean CDs no trouble indicator is very much the norm (although "!" is still somewhat common at the end of tracks). Mildly damaged or dirty CDs can go through having patches of "-" show up that can often be corrected by ripping at lower speed, or more so in fact by ripping fewer sectors at a time but at that point you're piecing CD-DA togeher manually: since a difference will still be hard or impossible to in fact hear
you need to be the type. "+" is getting at serious and often audible damage, "e" or "V" says the dog used your CD as a frisbee.
That AccurateRip database is relatively new and I myself still don't use it on Linux on which it is of course again a major pain to use anyway. If you do want to, Exact Audio Copy on Windows would be the best solution but I'm then given higher-quality hardware in the first place, such as in this case yours presumedly is as well, satisfied with manual monitoring via cdparanoia as described. AccurateRip also documents per-drive offsets which may even on high-quality drives have its use but frankly, I don't seem to care all that much once at that level.