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Subject: Re: EAC/Lame THE ANSWER !!!
From: SteamShip (steamship_at_sbcglobal.net)
Date: 2003-12-21


The quality/error issues of CD's are not well understood by most people,
and initially they have the knee jerk assertion of it being an exaggerated
issue. They mostly assume there are only CD errors only if there are
visible scratches on the reading surface. This article gives a good
overview of the magnitude of the problem.

http://tinyurl.com/23mra
(
http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/Articles/Specific.asp?ArticleHeadline=Writing+Quality&index=9 )

Obviously secure handling by a DAE program is important when there are
defects. What "secure" means is a whole other discussion. I don't have
verifiable statistics on the standard acceptable CD manufacturing defect
rate, but there are many reasons that EAC has the respect and reputation it
does. Fred has listed many other reasons, and we have given links to
explain why it is the #1 program used by audiophiles dedicated to having
the best music, with CDex a close second.

They could use Audiograbber, MusicMatch, AudioCatalyst, Roxio, and
others....but they don't.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Drukman" <jsd_at_cluttered.com>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2003 2:58 PM
Subject: Re: EAC/Lame THE ANSWER !!!

> At 11:06 AM 12/21/2003, Brian King wrote:
> >SteamShip wrote:
> >>I may be wrong, but it appears that you are more dedicated to Linux
than
> >>you are to having high quality mp3's, so this discussion with you is
> >>misplaced. I started this topic to speak to audiophiles, not
Linux-only
> >>computer users who happen to enjoy music as a sideline.
> >
> >Can someone explain to me how the choice of a DAE tool affects the
> >resulting audio quality? I had thought that the DAE tool simply ripped
the
> >bits off the CD and onto your hard disk. Different DAE tools may be
faster
> >than others, but I don't understand how SQ is affected.
>
> http://www.xiph.org/paranoia/faq.html#play
>
> i think steamship is exaggerating the scope of the problem. with
> reasonably clean cd's and a decent modern cd-rom drive these issues are
not
> common.
>
> -jsd-
>



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