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Audio CD Image Maker Wizard fails to make proper audio rips

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#1 toddgiffen


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:09 AM

hi, audio CD ripping is not being accurately done by Alcohol 120%. I rip the disc to MDF using Audio CD or Audio CD+ profile, and then mount the image in Alcohol, then  use Exact Audio Copy 1.3 to rip it. Exact Audio Copy CUETOOLS then reports the tracks have different samples on many tracks. Each time I rip the CD using Alcohol, the image is made differently, and I rip it in Exact Audio Copy and it reports different tracks have different samples differing from the previous MDF. If I rip the CD directly using Exact Audio Copy, AccurateRip and CUETOOLS DB report the tracks were ripped accurately. Any way to make Alcohol 120% rip Audio CD's accurately to make proper .MDF's?


One thing I can say also is that somehow, Alcohol sometimes rips an MDF properly, and Exact Audio Copy reports that the MDF when ripped has AccurateRips. But it depends on the rip I guess.


Remaking a MDF that shows up like that doesn't seem to help solve the problem no matter how many times you do it. And no, the discs this happens on are brand new, no scratches! Doesn't seem to be a read error caused by drive or disc that I know of..

#2 Charalambos


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:17 PM

Which version of Alcohol are you using and is it the official one? Are you sure that the images you make are different? Can you check the checksum of two or more different images to find if it is the same or different? They must be made with the same profile (Audio CD or Audio CD+), since the second includes the subchannel data of possible copy protections.

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