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Ben,

That I do not know, I've sent an email to get clarification.

John
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On Aug 5, 2013, at 9:46 AM, James Roth wrote:

> Hello Mr. Spencer,
> 
> I just read [below] that the labels on CDs can cause problems.
> Are you referring to ready-made print CDs or the ones where we buy labels and press them on?
> 
> Thanks.
> Ben Roth
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Donald Clarke
> Sent: Monday, August 05, 2013 10:30 AM
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] CD-R help request
> 
> Do they have labels on them? That would explain it, the chemical stickum causing apparently terminal problems, but I have heard of people soaking and washing CDs to get the labels off successfully.
> 
> Donald Clarke
> 
> On Aug 5, 2013, at 10:07 AM, John Spencer wrote:
> 
> 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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> I'm beginning to have some problems with many of the CD-R's that are in the collection I work with.  Most of theseCD-R's 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-R's 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.  I've tried a couple of different CD drives, thinking that may make a difference, but no dice.  I've tried copying some of them through iTunes using its built-in error correction.  I've downloaded MAX-a CD ripper application for Mac that uses a version of cdparanoia-I've 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.