Do placebophiles ever sit and back and enjoy the music they own?
This is an excellent question and I have no idea. I bought myself a new CD player last year. A used Technics SL-PG590, certainly not a top model when it was release or now but it does its job and plays CDs very well and it sounds good enough to me.
Why can't they just document how to build it?The appveyor (rightmost build passing) on the opus-codec.org development page kinda is that, just not really what some imagine. To build opus-tools you need to also build the libraries for Flac, LibOgg, Opus, LibOpusEnc, Opusfile, and OpenSSL (1.0.2-stable). You'll also need perl and nasm for the OpenSSL libraries (it eventually also uses nmake on the command line) and to copy some of the code from other repositories into multiple other repositories' include folder (like ogg\ogg.h in LibOgg). It's a fun little adventure.
@wcs13 I don't know about indentation, but you can at least split the single line script using the extended search option. For example, usually a position where a new line makes sense in a titleformatting expression is between a closed bracket and a dollar sign (there might be other options I can't think of right now).
So, for example, you can replace:
It might not be the most sensible way to split lines, but it will make it more readable and than you can adjust it.
In case I wasn't clear: I'm talking about notepad++
I made some quick test and I found these two replacements to be very useful to split lines in a reasonable way:
As I said in the OP the CDs are in a really bad shape (both of them, but particularly my original one, a little bit less so the second one I bought on Amazon). With that I mean that at times (frequently on the original) I can easily hear a lot of "tshik-tshik-tshiks". I also took my old Revox B126 out of the attic and tried with it, but, helas, it is even worse with it (btw, it's on sale if anyone is interested...).
Of course that doesn't takes anything away from Stravinsky's music or Dutoit's performance, but every "tshik" is a reminder that I'm an idiot for not having backed-up the CD before the darn ink did his nasty work on the precious substrate.
Beside there is the dark obsessive side of myself that can't tolerate a single bit out of place, but that's another story, and I must admit you're much wiser than I am about that...
And of course there is also the "challenging" aspect of trying to fix the problem (and put order back in the Universe?? ), which is another good reason for trying (I'm right now learning how to read .wav files in Python, and it's interesting...)
I have a CD which I really like but for some reasons I always forgot to rip in lossless formatDoes that mean you have a "perfectly good" lossy copy?
I don't think you mentioned if you were getting audible errors in burst mode?
And, you didn't mention if the CD plays OK. If it plays without audible defects, you can make an "analog" recording.
If you can't hear the defects, my advice is to try not to worry about it and enjoy the music! I have a few CDs that had ripping errors or AccurateRip errors but as long as they sound OK, or if I was able to make a "repair" with an audio editor, or download an MP3, etc., I have literally forgotten which CDs were "bad". In a few cases, I've burned a new CD which is not digitally-perfect but it sounds OK and it can be played or ripped without (further) errors. If I open a jewel case and find a burned CD that's a reminder that there was a problem with the original but it doesn't detract from my enjoyment of listening.
Most of my CDs were ripped before I had AccuateRip (before AccuratRip existed, I think) an I've NEVER had an audible error when EAC says "no errors", even when I had AccurateRip and it indicated a mismatch. And sometimes EAC will report a "possible error" but I can't hear a defect.
AccurateRip is a GREAT tool but CDs and music are for listening enjoyment!