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Thread: Albums not present in AccurateRip but might be later...

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    Albums not present in AccurateRip but might be later...

    Hello,

    If I just ripped a new CD that has not yet been submitted to AccurateRip, and I get a result of secure but with a green i, does that mean that the track could potentially end up being accurate once someone submits the album to AccurateRip? Or is it likely that the track is damaged anyway? I understand the green i doesn't immediately indicate errors, but it indicates uncertainty. Rather sad considering the disc is brand new...

    Thank you!!
    Last edited by joeyc410; 07-01-2023 at 01:14 PM.

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    Re: Albums not present in AccurateRip but might be later...

    Yes, there is no certainty as you rely on just the drive to self verify. Be aware your result would appear in the database, so would need a confidence of 2 or more to verify at a future time.

    PerfectTUNES can recheck the files in the future.

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    Re: Albums not present in AccurateRip but might be later...

    generally, the green i means that some sectors were re-read during ripping but ended up ok. So most likely you have a secure rip. But of course it will be even better to compare with AccurateRip database later on.

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    Re: Albums not present in AccurateRip but might be later...

    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    generally, the green i means that some sectors were re-read during ripping but ended up ok. So most likely you have a secure rip. But of course it will be even better to compare with AccurateRip database later on.
    That sounds good! Is it possible that a file could rip quieter than the rest of the album or is that just a matter of how the track was mastered?

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    Re: Albums not present in AccurateRip but might be later...

    Quote Originally Posted by joeyc410 View Post
    That sounds good! Is it possible that a file could rip quieter than the rest of the album or is that just a matter of how the track was mastered?
    the tracks will rip bitperfect from the CD. If some tracks are quieter than others, then that would be true on the CD as well. And yes, there are intra-CD differences in volume based on mastering choices. That's why I use ALBUM replaygain info for playback. This keeps the within album volume differences that were intended by the producers of the album.

    edit: And a bad rip is not going to sound quieter or louder. A bad rip will have skips, pops, etc. Not just "not as good sound quality".
    edit2: If you are adding replaygain tags when ripping, and you have to rerip a track or two from the album, after the fact be sure to use dbpa converter (or some other method) to reanalyze all the tracks at the same time for ReplayGain and redo the RG tag values. Otherwise the tracks that were done separately will not have the correct Album RG tag values.
    Last edited by garym; 07-02-2023 at 07:04 AM.

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    Re: Albums not present in AccurateRip but might be later...

    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    the tracks will rip bitperfect from the CD. If some tracks are quieter than others, then that would be true on the CD as well. And yes, there are intra-CD differences in volume based on mastering choices. That's why I use ALBUM replaygain info for playback. This keeps the within album volume differences that were intended by the producers of the album.

    edit: And a bad rip is not going to sound quieter or louder. A bad rip will have skips, pops, etc. Not just "not as good sound quality".
    edit2: If you are adding replaygain tags when ripping, and you have to rerip a track or two from the album, after the fact be sure to use dbpa converter (or some other method) to reanalyze all the tracks at the same time for ReplayGain and redo the RG tag values. Otherwise the tracks that were done separately will not have the correct Album RG tag values.
    Good to know. I have wanted to know how exactly a bad rip would sound so it&*8217;s good to have an idea.

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