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Thread: Using DMC to rip CD's?

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    Question Using DMC to rip CD's?

    I have always ripped CD's by right-clicking CDA files and choosing "Convert To" instead of launching CD Ripper, etc.
    I noticed today I am getting only 2.5x Encoding Speed using FLAC Level 5.
    Is this just a limitation of my drive or is it because I am not using CD Ripper?
    I would think they ultimately use the same engine, but should I not be doing it this way?
    Thanks!

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    Re: Using DMC to rip CD's?

    Quote Originally Posted by deckard View Post
    I have always ripped CD's by right-clicking CDA files and choosing "Convert To" instead of launching CD Ripper, etc.
    I noticed today I am getting only 2.5x Encoding Speed using FLAC Level 5.
    Is this just a limitation of my drive or is it because I am not using CD Ripper?
    I would think they ultimately use the same engine, but should I not be doing it this way?
    Thanks!
    Hmmm, this is a very odd way to rip a CD. Unless there is some unique reason, one should be using the regular dbpa CD Ripper to do rips.

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    Re: Using DMC to rip CD's?

    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    Hmmm, this is a very odd way to rip a CD. Unless there is some unique reason, one should be using the regular dbpa CD Ripper to do rips.
    I suppose you're right but it just never occurred to me to do it otherwise. If memory serves, when I first started using DMC years ago it was mainly to convert files and I was using Nero to rip CD's. At some point I guess it just made sense to "convert" a CD the same way I was converting files. It's possible I only bought the converter and wasn't aware that there was a stand-alone ripper available (I don't recall if it was bundled). I'm going to try CD Ripper to see if it's any faster, but I can't see why it would be.

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    Re: Using DMC to rip CD's?

    Quote Originally Posted by deckard View Post
    I suppose you're right but it just never occurred to me to do it otherwise. If memory serves, when I first started using DMC years ago it was mainly to convert files and I was using Nero to rip CD's. At some point I guess it just made sense to "convert" a CD the same way I was converting files. It's possible I only bought the converter and wasn't aware that there was a stand-alone ripper available (I don't recall if it was bundled). I'm going to try CD Ripper to see if it's any faster, but I can't see why it would be.
    when you use your method, does it provide an accuraterip database check, use secure ripping (multiple passes and CRC comparisons), etc.?

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