I prefer Exact Audio Copy <http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/>
for CD ripping. It is very full featured and free for non-commercial use.
The one drawback is you need to use a third party encoder to rip to your
compressed audio files of choice.
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On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 11:54 PM Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Thanks Richard, for speaking up with accuracy. I have given up trying to
> educate clients on this. Usually they want mp3s from CD, and don’t realize
> they could do that themslves with iTunes! But I don’t disabuse them of the
> notion if they want to pay me to do it. I can usually make them sound
> better anyway…
> Lou Judson
> Intuitive Audio
> On Oct 11, 2018, at 12:08 PM, Richard L. Hess <[log in to unmask]>
> > I'm sure that Allison already knows that the CDs are already digital and
> don't need to be digitized, but for any newcomers browsing the list who
> might ask, "What?" I just thought I'd mention this.
> > CDs are their own file system, in essence a table of contents space and
> streaming media, but they are not traditional files-per-track as you would
> arrange them in a computer. The audio is linear PCM at a sampling frequency
> of 44.1 kHz, 16 bits. It also has an error correction code which is removed
> when converting the files to file-system type files.
> > So, the data is not re-digitized, but rather reformatted, typically into
> one file per track for easy, CD-like access. "Ripping" is the proper word
> to use here (as was used in the discussion).