Re: NTLK Questions, questions...

From: Victor Rehorst (
Date: Sat Apr 29 2000 - 11:05:15 CDT

On Fri, 28 Apr 2000, Robert Benschop wrote:

> I would like to add as well, that sorry, but all this doesn't only go for
> classical music, I might be the only lunatic on the list that has one of
> these ridiculous sound systems at home, but I hear the difference between an
> original Red Hot Chili Peppers CD and a burned copy, I'm not even mentioning
> MP3 here (!) again, mostly loss of depth.

OK, I'm jumping into the fray now, but only on this point.

Tha vast, vast majority of CD-ROM drives out there suck really bad at
extracting digital audio from audio CDs. Often they will skip blocks and
interpolate over read errors without even giving an error. I burn lots of
audio CDs, and whenever I rip I use a UNIX utility called cdparanoia. I
suggest you read the cdparanoia FAQ for lots more information on why
CD-ROM drives suck at this, and why cdparanoia is much closer to making an
exact copy than other utilites that just trust that the CD-ROM drive is
giving the right data.

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