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Subject: RE: EAC/Lame THE ANSWER !!!


From: lee donaghy <>
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2003 09:36:37 +0000 (GMT)

what drive setting was EAC on, secure?
i usually have mine on fast unless the cd is scratched

 --- Mark Bright <> wrote:
Sorry, I was not clear: The 37 minutes was for a
> full CD of 22 tracks (1
> hour 19 minutes - Jools Holland; Big Band Small
> World), 18 of them came off
> at 100%, a couple were 97%, it was one of the 97%
> tracks that I used for
> quality testing. Based on the assumption; Use a
> track where it obvious that
> some addition work has been performed.
> The point I was trying to make is:
> Yes EAC/LAME *may* be the best Quality
> ripper/encoder solution (It's the
> best I have used) BUT that’s not to say it the BEST
> ripper for EVERYONE.
> For My personal use, it is too slow, and the
> additional quality is not a
> good enough reason for my usage patterns, and that
> may be the same for other
> people. Many people want a solution that is fast,
> easy, and good enough.
> A couple of years ago I was about to go shopping for
> a new CD player, with a
> budget of 600 to 1000. I did not want to take too
> many 'Reference' CD's
> with me, so I created a compilation of 6 or 7, tried
> and tested, reference
> tracks. For this use, there was only one solution.
> To be sure I took the
> test disc and a couple of the originals to a friends
> house and played them
> on his system (VERY High End), and there was no
> noticeable difference.
> Now id the discussion was "What is the BEST QUALITY
> ripper/encoder combo on
> ANY platform..." I can understand your passion for
> this solution., but if
> the question is "What is the Best Ripper/encoder for
> me?" Surely we are
> talking "Horses for Courses"?
> Mark

Lee Donaghy
Great Yarmouth, UK

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Received on 2003-12-23

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