> Given the high error rates and mutes I find on older DATs
> not stored under ideal conditions, I'd be hesitant to run
> at faster than real-time, the tought being that even more
> errors and mutes might result. Is this a flawed theory?
> -- Tom Fine
One nice thing about the DAT2WAV program is that if an
uncorrectable error is detected, the software splits the
file. You have to join the files back together, but that is
a piece of cake in Wavelab (as is ifxing most small glitches
using the waveform restorer).
I understand that the error correction used in data drives
is more robust than for CD drives, but I don't know if that
is true using DAT2WAV.
At any rate, the only tapes I've been unable to extract were
ones with no ABS.