It is the second time in 2 weeks I cannot AccurateRip cds and I wonder why... The same behavior happened both times, both cds would need over 25,000 re-rip frames on each songs on each cd.

I have 2 dvd drives, same on both, although on my external Samsung drive I gave up as the drive was only at 40% ripping the first song after 20 minutes...

I have no idea why, the only thing I could think of is the urban legend (true or false?) that both cds are close to 30 years old (the legend being cds don't last forever).

1- Tears For Fears; The Seeds Of Love, bought new when It came out in 1989
2- Sarah McLachlan; Solace, bought new when It came out in 1991

Both cds are in absolute NM condition.

I ripped a lot of older cds in my collection without any problems whatsoever.

Any ideas anyone?