So, does that mean that the quality of the optical reader (e.g. CD-ROM) does not matter for bit-perfect ripping?
Apple claims iPhone is gapless. Is this true? I've seen some debate around this.
Quote from: projecthome on 07 April, 2009, 09:10:48 AMSo, does that mean that the quality of the optical reader (e.g. CD-ROM) does not matter for bit-perfect ripping?Not at all... Bits are bits. If a CD-reader wouldn't perfectly read all bits it would do much use
You cannot count on AccurateRip to catch issues caused by buggy drives, sorry.
I think it's blatantly incorrect to say that you can't count on AccurateRip.
You could say that AccurateRip *may* provide a false-positive in very rare cases. I however think this is way offtopic as OP is asking for advice and not troubleshooting!
I can verify the iPhone 3G plays LAME-encoded and iTunes AAC-encoded gapless tracks correctly. Since I had some scattered issues with Nero AAC and gapless playback on the iPhone, I've switched to LAME (V5 profile) and haven't encountered any problems with gapless playback.
i know this post is old, and this is a bit off the discussed topic, but i noticed that no one really answered the question about alternatives to the iphone, with more storage. Archos makes internet media tablets which come up to 320 GB, and support flac, as well as having 802.11 b/g connectivityArchos homepageCowon makes a portable media player which is very well designed, has support for memory cards, but is sole a music player, (but looks really good, it has one of the new AMOLED screens.) featured on their homepageCowon Homepagehope that is of use to someone.