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So much for 'finished ripping'

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Found a load of albums I ripped in late Jan/early Feb where the last few of tracks on each album 'skip' st some point, for no reason. 

Well I say 'for no reason', I point the finger of blame at my USB drive, which seems to be prone to mistracking at the end of long (74 min+) CDs.

I'm having to re-rip the last one, two or three tracks on what could be as many as a 100 CDs. Lovely. 

Complicated further by the fact I've already made three back-ups of my library: one exact copy on an external HDD and two MP3 copies, all of which need manual-syncing every time I re-rip.

See that check-box in iTunes which says 'Use error correction'? Well it appears to do slightly less than naff all.  banging head against wall

 

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RE: So much for 'finished ripping'

MajorFubar wrote:
See that check-box in iTunes which says 'Use error correction'? Well it appears to do slightly less than naff all.  banging head against wall

 

I've said it time and time again, ripping is a laborious and tedious job.

So regardless of what media manager/player you use, for ripping use the proper tool for job, i.e one that does secure/accurate ripping not some crud that you put a tick in a box to turn on 'error correction'...

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RE: So much for 'finished ripping'

Yeah I tried that too, using XLD, which does do accurate rips but for me the tags and album info it got were often all to fEDITEDk, possibly because it seems to scan every known source except Gracenote, which is what iTunes uses. I did use XLD a lot towards the end so I could make lossless and MP3 copies simultaneously, but I certainly spent more time correcting the tags than with iTunes.

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RE: So much for 'finished ripping'

I was worried about this - to check the issue, I just used to do one day of ripping, then one day of listening (generally while I was working, so not dedicated listening, but enough attention being paid that I'd notice a big skip or issue with the track). That way I listented to every track of every CD that I ripped pretty much the day after I'd done it to ensure it had ripped properly. Two benefits:

1. You have a day off ripping every other day

2. You listen to a lot of music in your collection you probably wouldn't normally listen to

I think I only had a couple of tracks which were no good and no amount of re-ripping would have fixed the issue as the CDs were just old and scratched. I also used iTunes to rip my collection and it was absolutely perfect for the job.

 

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Yeah it's probably my drive, and probably XLD would have done no better than iTunes, but if iTunes had WARNED ME about all these badly-ripped tracks at the time of the ripping, I would have been a much happier person. Sorry yes I am a bit pee'd off with the process and specifically iTunes' 'lack of communication'.

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RE: So much for 'finished ripping'

Other than the errors (I *think* I've found all of them) I found another batch of CDs I hadn't ripped.  banging head against wall

Well I say 'found'.  I sort of always knew they were there, but I deliberately missed them first time round because I figured I'd never play them.

Then there comes a time when they're the only ones left 'un-ripped' and I thought, ah what the heck; may as well get them ripped & slapped on the hard drive with the rest.

And I probably still won't ever play them. But leaving them up-ripped makes me feel I've not fully completed the job.

I know. Get a life.

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RE: So much for 'finished ripping'

OCDOCDOCDOCDOCDOCDOCDOCDOCDOCDOCDOCDOCDOCDOCDOCDOCDOCDOCDOCD,

OCDOCDOCDOCDOCDOCDOCDOCDOCDOCDOCDOCD....

I'd do that too.  Wink

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RE: So much for 'finished ripping'

Audiograbber FTW, it might be slightly old but by god that thing can rip

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RE: So much for 'finished ripping'

Wish I'd thought of that, Prof. I found a song that sounds liek a broken record recently, "even" after riping with DbPoweramp. I'll just fix the situation as and when now.

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