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Subject: Re: EAC/Lame

Re: EAC/Lame

From: Nix <>
Date: Sun, 04 Jan 2004 11:51:16 +0000

On Sat, 3 Jan 2004, Fred Maxwell spake:
> The 2.6.0 Linux kernel was released on 18-Dec-2003. So what you are telling
> us is that Linux users have been able to use cdex to make error free rips
> for about two weeks? And anything ripped before that might have undetected
> errors?

Assuming that they had an IDE CD-ROM drive, not a SCSI one: yes.

(Note that this applies to anything that uses the SCSI generic
interface, including things like cdrecord making data CDs, and does not
apply to all errors. Basically, if a stream of errors was generated
faster than the software could deal with it, some could be lost, and the
detail of the errors was, er, reduced from what the CD recorder was
generating. Most software doesn't care about the detail of the error
messages, but cdparanoia and other error-reducing CD readers does care.
There's quite a lot of ranting in the cdrecord source code about
this. :) )

> Sounds like a strong argument for having a copy of Windows and EAC
> on a spare drive -- even if you are primarily a Linux user.

For me it was a strong argument for getting a SCSI CD recorder. :)

As they say, build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a
path to your door. But nobody ever got anywhere outlawing mice.
Received on 2004-01-04

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