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Digital quality Audio copies

Discussion in 'Audio' started by puredigit, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. puredigit

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    OK, I'm not looking to put the record industry out of business. In fact I've got about 500 honestly-owned CD's that I'd like to digitalize without the D-A-D conversion loss. Two years ago a digital card (Pure Digital SonicXplosion) was on the market with an optical (Tosslink) digital input. This would have taken the signal directly from my Megachanger and fed pure PCM into whatever format I wanted to rip to. More importantly, I could just press play and digitalize a couple thousand songs at a pop. They're not sold any more. Is there ANY card on the market with this optical digital input capacity ?? Used card with XP compatable drivers?? Or other ideas to achieve same end??
     
  2. diabolos

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    So, what your saying is that you want to "rip" the audio from your CDs and store them on your hard drive? I have never heard about what your tallking about but when ya need to rip a CD it is typical to just use your CD-Rom drive and some CD ripping software to do what your talking about. Its quite common really.

    These are links to threads that might help you:
    1) http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/120821

    2) http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/122099


    Did I misunderstand your post?
    Ced
     
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  4. puredigit

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    Yeah, thanks for the response. The thing is, I've got a CD megachanger controller AND the changer outputs digitally (via optical). SO I could just press play for it to sequentially go through my entire collection, without me having to unload each one out of the changer, put it in the CD-Rom and manually run it, if:

    I had an optical digital input for capture. (Found a reasonaably priced reincarnation of the older card in a Turtle Beach Catalina.

    I had reliable ripping software (that supports 320 MP3, would read the database that the controller software has created and can be trusted to rip hundreds of songs sequentially.

    Resigning myself to the one-off approach. Thanks for your thoughts anyway.

     
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    puredigit,
    I'm trying to do exactly the same thing with a few Sony megachangers. Did you have any luck?
     
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    I'm kinda curious if this worked for anyone. I've never heard of anyone trying it, and I wonder if it would really end up being much faster? Sure you won't have to change discs, which means you can leave it unattended. But you're then stuck at 1X speed. Given 500 CDs, that'll take forever. And I'm not sure what the computer will do when the signal unlocks between discs.

    I'd probably just use EAC. I haven't ripped all my music to the HD, but one day I probably will.
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, toslink is the same as SPDIF, yes?

    If so, there are a number of modern sound cards that have SPDIF inputs. I picked up a Creative SoundBlaster MP3+ (http://www.soundblaster.com/products/mp3+/specs.asp) for about $30(US). I've been able to digitally rip audio directly from my megachangers with it.

    I haven't done any tests to see how the files compare to files ripped from a CD-ROM yet, but that's in the works. I'm hoping like you, to rip my 500+ CD collection to FLAC without having to pop each CD in the CD-ROM.

    If you have one or more Sony megachangers, you might also find http://www.undeadscientist.com/slink/ and http://www.xmtp.net/~encoded/slink.php interesting.

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