Hey JayBeee can you help me out please...
I fully understand what you are saying and I started my ripping with secure mode it was taking about 20 mins per CD
So after reading several posts on this forum other people were saying you don not need to use secure mode !
as long as you use Burst Mode With AccuRip test
I have the best Plextor Drive for Ripping Premium II C2 Error detect etc.....
Now. if Accurip test passes at the end of the Burst Rip, ... Will there be any audio difference between a Rip in Secure mode or Burst mode
Surely the Accurip Checksum is the key to both Rips Sounding the same,
so then I ask the question why do you say for the highest Standard Rips I should use Secure & test , because ....
if i'm ripping in BURST mode and accurip testing passes, is that not the same ?? i.e. the accurip check sums have passed with other peoples rips, are you saying the audio will be a lower quality in Burst Mode
Will there be better AUDIO quality with a Secure Rip vs a Burst Rip
sorry but i'm a little confused, surly both Rips will be identical sounding from an audio point of view ...no ?
Thank you for any help
Just trying to ensure the best quality audio from the RIPs
My next question is why is this plextor premium II drive so much better rated than any old CD/DVD rom drive ?
Again surely this is all a load of old hype from years ago, ? I appreciate years ago optical drive were very flaky, I use two own 6 scsi plextor 40 speed read drives which were the best at the time and very expensive, I still own 4 of them, but would NOT consider using them today with a adaptec 2940 scsi card. New dvd / bluray drive are far more reliable with the Ripping process
As today new DVD / BluRay drive rip audio CDs fine, they don't even glitch? so again I ask the question will there any audio difference vs my plextor or New BluRay Drive when ripping audio CDs ?
If I rip on my super Plextor premium II drive vs an everyday DVD drive, will there be any improvement on audio quality ??
my gut tells me NO... both drives will ripp audio that sounds the same if the checksums of accurip pass,
so all this hype years ago about plextor premium II making the audio rip sound better .... Really ??
yes my plextor Premium may be built better than a modern DVD drive but surely a EAC digital rip is the same with both old plextor and new DVD drive
oh and the audio will sound identical
surely if both the accurip checksum are equal on the cheap DVD vs my plextor Premium II drive, this blows this myth about plextor drives ripping better out the window ??
and again surely the audio rip will sound the same from both the drives
I am really getting confused about all the hype on ripping from plextor & secure mode
Are we not simply saying if your CD collection is badly scratched or damaged then use a Plextor Premium II with C2 error detection and secure mode for the best results,
if your CD's are in mint / new condition any old CD rom (with No C2 error detection) will do the same job as a Plextor Premium with NO AUDIO sound difference in either Burst or Secure mode
Because this is the way I am seeing it and experiencing
Please tell me otherwise as this is a massive long job and I want to get it right
but really not sure if the audio will sound any better in any of the modes as long as the accurip check is good ?
Thanks in advance for any help
at the moment I'm using Burst + Accurip Test @ 24x speed
I would also like to ADD I have an RME very high end audio studio sound card, It is the best audio sound card I have ever owned and really hi-lights any audio quality issues with rips.
I think most CDs I am ripping are very badly mastered and sound rubbish if i'm honest !! no depth, no stereo wideness or openness, just dull and lifeless !
To be honest CD 44.100hz sampling is really poor compared to ripping my vinyl at 32bit 192khz
So one will never get anywhere near the sound quality from CD of vinyl and I solely miss the wideness, dynamics and stereo depth we enjoyed from vinyl before the compressed 44.100hz CD came in to our world in the early 80s.
Most of the CDs I rip, sound compressed and never has the stereo depth and wideness or dynamics of vinyl or the clarity, so over all I'm very disappointed with most CD's I Rip
the mastering on my older CD's is total garbage too
I appreciate any feedback and advice