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CD-R and Audio Hardware => CD Hardware/Software => Topic started by: pinkyy on 2018-03-21 05:06:48

Title: EAC: Defeat audio cache - Yes vs No
Post by: pinkyy on 2018-03-21 05:06:48
Hi,

When I run the test to detect read features, EAC says my CD drive (TSSTcorpCDDVDW SH-224DB) does not have have option: "Defeat audio cache". I noticed most EAC logs have Defeat audio cache set to "Yes".

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Utilize accurate stream : Yes
Defeat audio cache      : No
Make use of C2 pointers : No

(https://i.imgur.com/v0mbrZb.png)

What does this mean? What is the difference between Yes and No on this feature? Does it affect the quality of a rip?

Thank you :)
Title: Re: EAC: Defeat audio cache - Yes vs No
Post by: korth on 2018-03-21 10:53:09
http://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=EAC_Drive_Options#Drive_caches_audio_data
Title: Re: EAC: Defeat audio cache - Yes vs No
Post by: DJAd on 2018-03-22 17:31:38
http://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=EAC_Drive_Options#Drive_caches_audio_data
With regards to the Wiki is THIS GUIDE (http://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=EAC_Lossless_Backup) still the correct way to configure EAC + FLAC? I noticed it was last updated in 2005 so thought I would ask. I am using EAC 1.3
Title: Re: EAC: Defeat audio cache - Yes vs No
Post by: greynol on 2018-03-22 18:36:33
The ripping engine has not changed since long before 2005.

Be happy you have a drive that doesn't require cache flushing.
Title: Re: EAC: Defeat audio cache - Yes vs No
Post by: pinkyy on 2018-03-22 21:25:41
http://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=EAC_Drive_Options#Drive_caches_audio_data
I read the guide multiple times, if I understood what it meant I wouldn't be asking this question :)
The ripping engine has not changed since long before 2005.

Be happy you have a drive that doesn't require cache flushing.
Thank you! Can you please tell me what does cache flushing mean?
Will a rip be more accurate if a drive doesn't have cache flushing?
Title: Re: EAC: Defeat audio cache - Yes vs No
Post by: greynol on 2018-03-22 22:33:37
It's explained pretty clearly in either of the wiki articles linked in the discussion.  I don't think I can do any better since I authored both of them.  To be honest, I've moved on from discussing ripping.  This topic was low hanging fruit, though korth had already addressed it.  He is one of the resident gurus on ripping.

Your rips will go faster.  Accuracy will not be affected.
Title: Re: EAC: Defeat audio cache - Yes vs No
Post by: korth on 2018-03-23 04:25:17
Here's another article
https://dbpoweramp.com/spoons-audio-guide-cd-ripping.htm
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