1 and 2: Are you talking about tracks hidden in pregap of first track? Try detecting pregaps, and then use the Index-based option to extract that hidden tracks as a individual file. Of course, it is up to your drive the ability to extract this track.
OK, two more questions:(1) I've read on another website that, to ensure the greatest accuracy possible, one should always use Shift+F6 (Test and Copy). But it seems like this would be unnecssary if both EAC and AccurateRip report no errors. Am I missing something?(2) I've seen AccurateRip "Confidence" scores all the way from 2 to 8. What's the range? What's best/worst? And how is this calculated?