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Oggy
05-25-2015, 01:00 PM
Think I believed that I could re-create a bit perfect CD from AIFF files and CUE sheet, am I completely wrong in this? Thanks in advance, Oggy.

BrodyBoy
05-25-2015, 01:14 PM
I think the cue function is for wave, but I could be wrong. More importantly, I'd suggest you reconsider the file + cue approach. It's a very archaic way of doing digital music and you're apt to find very limited player support. It offers virtually no advantage over the much more common approach of just ripping lossless tracks.

EDIT: Oh okay...I had your request backwards....not ripping but burning CDs. Usually burning CD copies is done from image files, but perhaps you could convert your AIFF to .wav and try that.

Oggy
05-25-2015, 02:46 PM
I think the cue function is for wave, but I could be wrong. More importantly, I'd suggest you reconsider the file + cue approach. It's a very archaic way of doing digital music and you're apt to find very limited player support. It offers virtually no advantage over the much more common approach of just ripping lossless tracks.

EDIT: Oh okay...I had your request backwards....not ripping but burning CDs. Usually burning CD copies is done from image files, but perhaps you could convert your AIFF to .wav and try that.

Thanks for the reply, thinking about this more it kind of defeats the object of ripping in the first place! Now just curious...

BrodyBoy
05-25-2015, 02:52 PM
Thanks for the reply, thinking about this more it kind of defeats the object of ripping in the first place! Now just curious...
Hmm....really? Now I'm just curious....what was the object of ripping (for you)? Just copying CDs? If that's your objective, there are better programs for that. dBp is for ripping digital music files for the purpose of using them in playback devices.

Oggy
05-25-2015, 03:50 PM
Hmm....really? Now I'm just curious....what was the object of ripping (for you)? Just copying CDs? If that's your objective, there are better programs for that. dBp is for ripping digital music files for the purpose of using them in playback devices.

Yes, I want to rip for streaming; that is the primary function and the only really important function. I also thought (maybe incorrectly), that rather than directly copy a CD, you could make an identical checksum copy from the ripped files and CUE sheet. This is very much a secondary function as a back up for a few of my favourite CDs. I fully accept that I may have got my facts wrong!!

garym
05-25-2015, 04:32 PM
Yes. Misinterpretation. There is no need for cue sheets. You can get bit perfect checksum copies without cue sheets.

Oggy
05-26-2015, 01:54 AM
Yes. Misinterpretation. There is no need for cue sheets. You can get bit perfect checksum copies without cue sheets.

OK, thanks. Luckily I only used it on 2 rips.