Isobuster will not give you a perfect rip. You will be making a copy of the cd with all the skips and then trying to rip this new copy that will not appear to have physical errors. EAC is designed for audio extraction, stick with that.
You're working under the assumption that Isobuster ripped the disc without errors. How do you know this to be true?As a crude sanity check, have you used Isobuster to rip an image twice and compared the results?
How can it sound fine and still have errors? (I swear I'm not trying to be a pest; I just don't understand)
Quote from: markf on 01 November, 2006, 05:15:45 PMHow can it sound fine and still have errors? (I swear I'm not trying to be a pest; I just don't understand)The CD standard allows for errors (C1, C2). A cd player is designed to interpolate when there are errors. So, even though you can't hear the error, they can still be there.
Mark-EAC and ISO Buster are doing different things.EAC tries to do what it is named for: EXACT audio copy. If errors are encountered, it will continue to retry to get the original audio data with varying levels of thoroughness and results, depending on the disc, drive and the settings chosen in EAC.ISO Buster, on the other hand, does not care if the ripped data is accurate. If unrecoverable errors are encountered, ISO Buster is probably attempting to fill them in with average values so that the errors in the rip are less likely to be audible. Note that EAC has this capability, in post-processing, but it's a manual cleaning process, as the author figures the user would want to listen and decide where and when glitch-removal algorithms should be applied.Within the context of audio extraction, EAC is a more complex tool. However, proper configuration for your environment and needs is essential in getting great results.If you don't care about the "exactness" of the extraction and are happy if the tool does its best to cover up any data errors from the CD, then ISO Buster will probably fit the bill for you.And there's really no reason I can think of to rip with ISO Buster, then use EAC. I can think of reasons to rip with EAC, perform a CD image extraction, and then mount the WAV as a virtual CD for use other tools (e.g. iTunes integration, or checking EAC image rip againt Accurate RIP with a tracks extraction)Shorter version: ISO Buster automatically fixes errors for you, which means most times the fixes are close to, but not exactly, the data that was not readable. EAC allows you to fix errors if you want to do so. If you've configured EAC well and run the right types of extractions, they'll take longer, but it many cases the rip that had errors covered up by ISO Buster would be extracted without errors in EAC.-brendan