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    Rip status -- Accurate, Secure, etc.

    Hi all, is there a good place to read up on what all the different "rip status" values mean?

    I've been trying some test rips, with varying results.

    For example, sometimes I get all Accurate, sometimes I get all Secure with a check, sometimes I get some Secure with a plus.

    I had been thinking that: 1) Accurate meant my rip matched a checksum, 2) Secure with a check meant that there wasn't a checksum match, but the rip appeared good, and 3) Secure without a check meant potential problems.

    However, I'm listening to a CD that ripped as Secure with a check, and I hear lots of little pops.

    If your rip results aren't Accurate, what do you do?

    thanks, -Scott

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    Re: Rip status -- Accurate, Secure, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by turnstyle

    If your rip results aren't Accurate, what do you do?
    Re-rip in a second drive, different model, and see if CRCs match.

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    Re: Rip status -- Accurate, Secure, etc.

    Re-rip in a second drive, different model, and see if CRCs match.
    But what if the second does the same?

    And some CDs won't be in Accurate -- when I see Secure with a check, that doesn't mean that I can trust it to be a solidly good rip?

    Also, I guess I don't understand the status results -- what does the check next to Secure mean, as opposed to a plus? And all those numbers?

    Is there a page that explains all this and likewise how I should confugre db to get the best rips?

    thanks again, -Scott

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    Re: Rip status -- Accurate, Secure, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by turnstyle
    when I see Secure with a check, that doesn't mean that I can trust it to be a solidly good rip?
    Not 100%. It is possible to have consistent errors, and a different drive may read the disc differently and pick up the errors or give confirmation that the CRCs match.

    The only way to know 100% is to have 2 different copies ripped in 2 different drives, and thats basically what accuraterip does.

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    Re: Rip status -- Accurate, Secure, etc.

    Sorry to keep asking the same question, but what does a check next to Secure mean, vs. a plus? And what do all the numbers mean? (I just want to be sure I know how to read it when I'm ripping)

    Also, can you perhaps help me make sure that my ripping settings are what they should be?

    1) Secure Enabled

    2) Drive speed maximum (I can't seem to change it anyway)

    3) Ultra Secure Enabled // minimum passes 3, maximum passes 6, end after 2

    ? Should I check "vary drive speed after each pass" ?

    4) maximum rereads - 34

    5) C2 is checked on (the test seemed to ok it)

    ? Interpolate? what's right here ?

    Is that all right so far? Anything I'm missing?

    thanks! -Scott

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    Re: Rip status -- Accurate, Secure, etc.

    Sorry, two more settings:

    1) sample offset is +667 -- should I "reset to zero"?

    2) should I check "read into lead-in or lead-out"?

    thanks. :blush:

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    Re: Rip status -- Accurate, Secure, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by turnstyle
    Sorry to keep asking the same question, but what does a check next to Secure mean, vs. a plus? And what do all the numbers mean? (I just want to be sure I know how to read it when I'm ripping)
    there is a guide to what the different results mean in the help files installed with dBpoweramp

    Also, can you perhaps help me make sure that my ripping settings are what they should be?

    1) Secure Enabled
    ok

    2) Drive speed maximum (I can't seem to change it anyway)
    ok

    3) Ultra Secure Enabled // minimum passes 3, maximum passes 6, end after 2
    ok

    ? Should I check "vary drive speed after each pass" ?
    i do, but I dont know if anyone can say what is best, even for any specific drive

    4) maximum rereads - 34
    pretty high. Increasing the number will increase the chance of getting a bad rip and not knowing it, decreasing the number will increase the chance that you are unable to rip but will decrease the chance that an error does not occur without you knowing it.

    5) C2 is checked on (the test seemed to ok it)
    ok

    ? Interpolate? what's right here ?
    no, do not check this if you really want accuraterips, though it will hide most pops and clicks if you just want it to sound ok


    6) sample offset is +667 -- should I "reset to zero"?
    this is set by accuraterip, do not change it or you will not be able to use accuraterip

    7) should I check "read into lead-in or lead-out"?
    do you have a plextor? if not, odds are your drive cannot read into lead in or out so do not check it.

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