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Some CD drives read discs better than others. I think it's the way they clamp the center. If the 
older discs are warped, there may be read problems. It's too bad they weren't fed onto a hard drive 
sooner. The technology to do that was available 10 years ago.

-- Tom Fine

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From: "John Spencer" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, August 05, 2013 10:07 AM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] CD-R help request


> Collective wisdom of the ARSC list,
>
> I got a message from an archivist friend, and while we haven't tried anything ourselves, I thought 
> I would post his message to the list to see if anyone had any ideas for recovery.
>
> Any help is greatly appreciated and I will forward it to him.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> John Spencer
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> Iím beginning to have some problems with many of the CD-Rís that are in the collection I work 
> with.  Most of theseCD-Rís were made from analog sources [we thankfully still have them] over 10 
> years ago, long before we had any sort of digital storage system.  These CD-Rís suffer from a 
> variety of jitter/glitches when exported into the computer and many of them skip or hang up when 
> played in a CD player.  They were all created using a stand-alone Sony CDR-W33 burner and the CD-R 
> stock was JVC/Taiyo Yuden.
>
> My current platform is Mac.  Iíve tried a couple of different CD drives, thinking that may make a 
> difference, but no dice.  Iíve tried copying some of them through iTunes using its built-in error 
> correction.  Iíve downloaded MAX-a CD ripper application for Mac that uses a version of 
> cdparanoiaóIíve also tried Pillage, so far nothing has made any noticeable difference.
>
> If you have any thoughts on ways to productively do this, or know of anyone who has successfully 
> dealt with a problem like this, please let me know.
>
>