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    Re: Cover Art Issues

    Brody Boy,

    Thank you for your comments. As I wrote, I use FLAC and not MP3. Sonos does not, I do not believe, handle higher end audio files.

    Regards,
    Tom
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    Cover Art Issues

    I like many others are searching for a good functional streaming system for my large collection of FLAC music files. In the meantime I find that I am losing albym cover art when rescanning my music...
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    Re: Rip One and Edit Another Simultaneously?

    Thank you Spoon. This will save me hours, many hours.

    With appreciation, Tom
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    Re: Rip One and Edit Another Simultaneously?

    O.K., Spoon, I now have two Plextor drives installed, namely "X" and "Y". I have purchased two new Toshiba/Samsung drives which I plan to install tomorrow or the next day.

    \If I place a CD in "X"...
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    Re: Rip One and Edit Another Simultaneously?

    Spoon,

    I am sorry to be thick. Do you mean to purchase and install two separate batch rippers with their outputs pointed to the storage folder? In other words, do you mean to install a...
  6. Re: Do Different CD-ROM Drives Contour Sound Output Differentle?????

    Thank you Spoon.

    Tom
  7. Do Different CD-ROM Drives Contour Sound Output Differentle?????

    It seems to be very difficult to purchase a truly good CD-ROM drive at a reasonable price, let alone to find one that passed QC inspection. I watch the annual dbpoweramp survey of CD-ROM drives...
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    Rip One and Edit Another Simultaneously?

    Dear Spoon,

    I have multiple CD-ROM Drives. Is there a simple way to edit the tags on one CD while ripping a different CD/ Editing tags on classical music is a very time-consuming task. I...
  9. Re: Secure or Eltra-Secure.....Differences = ?????

    Spoon,

    Thank you. I was certain that what you wrote is what should happen. However, as I wrote to you, this was not the case with two CDs and I was flabbergasted to see the mid-ripping change...
  10. Re: Secure or Eltra-Secure.....Differences = ?????

    Spoon,

    First, thank you for your very clear answers. To answer your question,I am referring to the FLAC encoding lossless level setting at the bottom right of the bottom left of the batch...
  11. Re: Secure or Eltra-Secure.....Differences = ?????

    O.K., my ignorand lack of understanding is showing. I have read your Audio Guide and I still do not understand. Please help me......

    1) What is the exact and the functional difference between...
  12. Re: Secure or Eltra-Secure.....Differences = ?????

    Spoon,

    I thank you and I shall check my settings.

    Which setting is better and what is the effective difference?

    Best Regards,
    Tom
  13. Secure or Eltra-Secure.....Differences = ?????

    One of my drives, using the CD Ripper rips a track twice and then 3 times in the ultra-secure mode and then lists the successful, but not accirate nor inaccurate rip as "secure." If I rip the same...
  14. Re: ISO First Class Music Streamer for FLAC Files

    Gary,

    You hit the nail on the head.

    1) Correct, Sonos is not the answer for several reasons.
    2) The Squeezebox Touch or Transporter is a viable solution as...
  15. ISO First Class Music Streamer for FLAC Files

    I hope I am not alone. I am in search of a high quality, versatile music streaming device to replace the now discontinued Logitech Squeezebox Touch. What I seek must be capable of streaming lossless...
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    Re: Something New! Something UGLY!

    Gary,

    Thanks for your comments. As you can see from my post, there was no need to do what you wisely suggested.

    Regards,
    Tom
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    Re: Something New! Something UGLY!

    Mrs. Spoon,

    I found this problem on 3 of a 28 disc box set. As I stated in my post, I finally typed an album title into the metadata following ripping. I just went to make a screenshot of the...
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    Something New! Something UGLY!

    Help please. I was ripping a number of discs using the DBPA CD Ripper when all of a sudden the Album name stopped showing up in the tool bar or upper bar. The blank for inserting the album name also...
  19. Re: Audio Quality from Ripping CD versus SACD/Hybrid SACD

    Gary,

    I am all yoo aware of the correctness of what you wrote. I do know that if someone wants a 192 kbps/24 bit file for whatever reason and they have the hardware to process/handle this,...
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    Re: Fact, Fiction, Reason or Coincidence?

    Gary,

    Sad to say, but your experience and mine are identical. Also, what you wrote about DBPA and Accorate Rip is totally true. These softwares are the reason why I no longer use a CD player....
  21. Re: CD Ripper, How to Select Among Multiple Drives?

    Cyril,

    Many thanks for sharing.

    Best regards,
    Tom
  22. Re: 2 Drives, One in Rippong Service, One Used for Next CD Configuration??????

    Spoon,

    Thank you. I will try this. I stopped using Batch Ripper because my drives were riupping automatically when the doors shut. Therefore, I did not have time to do the configuring needed....
  23. Re: Audio Quality from Ripping CD versus SACD/Hybrid SACD

    Gary,

    What you wrote is what I have experienced. The only time I purchase an SACD or Hybrid SACS is when I cannot get the music I want in a good quality CD. I have also done some testing with...
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    Re: Fact, Fiction, Reason or Coincidence?

    Gary,

    I am switching routinely between two "identical" Plextor drives and I get similar results with both of these. Please know that I have not kept statistics so this is my perception. I do...
  25. Audio Quality from Ripping CD versus SACD/Hybrid SACD

    Assuming I most often listen to FLAC 44.1kbps, 16 bit files, what are the pros and cons of ripping an SACD or a Hybrid SACD versus a plain CD made from similarly mastered sound?

    For straight...
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