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Thread: Drive offset for apple usb superdrive

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    Drive offset for apple usb superdrive

    Hi guys, Iím completely new with DBpoweramp and cd ripping and am just getting started ripping my cd collection to flac. Iíve followed the recommended setup but unfortunately it seems the apple usb SuperDrive I just bought for this purpose isnít in the AR database? Seems weird. Either way, I am trying to find out what the drive offset is for this drive if any one knows, and following on from that, I have test ripped about 10 cds which have all been securely and accurately
    Ripped. They do however more often than not show ray they have a pressing offset of +6 more often than not. Does that mean the drive offset is probably +6? Does it matter if Iím getting accurate rips?

    Thanks very much!

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    Re: Drive offset for apple usb superdrive

    It cannot be set, because Apple use different drives it labels as 'superdrive', all with different offsets.

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    Re: Drive offset for apple usb superdrive

    Thanks very much @Spoon I thought that might be the case.

    I guess that comes to the second part of my question.. if I am getting accurate and secure rips as per AR, does it matter if my drive offset is set correctly? (I had to choose a value when configuring AR so just chose 0). If I am interpreting the rip report correctly, it seems as if cdripper/AR is correcting for the drive offset based on other&*8217;s rips?

    I guess the crux of my question is, do I need to worry about my rips being inaccurate because of the drive offset if AR is reporting accurate and secure rips?

    Thanks again!

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    Re: Drive offset for apple usb superdrive

    IMHO offsets are not overly important, they are only important if you want to compare rips with other drives directly.

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    Re: Drive offset for apple usb superdrive

    Ok great, thanks very much for your help!

    I&*8217;ll continue to happily rip away in that case!

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