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Help: Can't rip CD on DELL Inspiron 8100

Discussion in 'Audio' started by axl666, Nov 18, 2003.

  1. axl666

    axl666 Member

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    Even after following the multitude of tips and tricks in this forum I still can't seem to get anything to work very well. I'm using the latest EAC with the Nero wnaspi32.dll and I've used config files supplied here, but I still get tons of errors and it takes forever to read a CD. I'm talking five minutes per music minute on the CD with the EAC error bar doing most of the job. I'm currently ripping to wav only, so the problem should not be part of any compression setup. I've tried about ten other programs too, and they either give me corrupted files or the same slow result. Listening to CDs and reading data/burning discs works just fine.
    I've got a DELL Inspiron 8100, running WinXP and the DVD/CD-RW combo in the box is a SAMSUNG CD-RW/DVD SN-308B.
    Any help is appreciated.

    /axl
     
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    tigre Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds strange. Is it possible that the CD(s) you're trying to rip are copy protected? Another (theoretical) possibility would be that you have C2 enabled in EAC and your drive reports a load of C2 errors that aren't there for some reason.

    Try this: uncheck "Drive is capable of retrieving C2 error information". If this doesn't increase speed try "Burst mode" (to get security similar to secure mode, use Test & Copy for extraction and compare CRCs afterwards.

    If this doesn't help either you might want to post your problem at EAC forum (sub-forum of http://www.digital-inn.de which is down ATM), at EAC yahoo group (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eac/ ) or at Hydrogenaudio (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org ).
     
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    I'm not sure if this helps, I'm using an i7500 and Audiograbber with Lame,Blade or Fraunhoffer(Radium) codecs. Not a problem.
    Also have Windac, but dont need to use it as Audiograbber is a smashing little prog.
     
  4. axl666

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    Looks like the C2 option makes no difference. Using burst gives a reasonable speed of 3-4X but the test and read CRCs don't match. I can't hear any error on a casual listening though, so perhaps this will suffice for me. I'll check out the EAC forums as well, just to be sure.

    Thanks!
    /axl
     
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    tigre Moderator Staff Member

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    To get a better impression of how big the differences are, you can extract twice (to .wav) and either do a wave compare using EAC or a wave substraction using a wave editor (Nero wave editor, Audacity ...) Then you'll see how big the differences are and where so you can listen closely to positions with differences.

    If the CDs are neither copy protected nor damaged (scratched, aging CD-R(W)s), there might be something wrong with the drive. Normally on CDs in good condition, the majority of rips in burst mode should be error free (= matching CRCs on repeated rips).
     
  6. lannaman

    lannaman Guest

    The problem you describe is exactly what i have. See my thread "can't rip audio cds". I don't think its drive related because i have three different drives,cdrom/cdrw/dvdrw,and they all do the same thing. The only drive that works is my ext usb drive. This leads me to believe it has something to do with my IDE ports,drivers,bios or some other setting related to my motherboard.
     
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    try getting the aspi 4.60 for windows xp(adaptec.com) if you didn't already get it...had to do it on my dell and it got audiocatalyst to work finally (more or less the same program as audiograbber)..
     
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    hi, i'm having huge problems with my samsung sn-308b drive on my inspiron 8100 as well. terrible clicking noises when ripping from cds, it's definitely in the ripping process that the problem is. i'm not too well informed on drivers etc. if anyone can inform me what i should have installed and where to get it i'd be very greatful.

    thanks!
     
  9. axl666

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    Hi, it does look like the adaptec 4.71.2 driver does something. I've just tried with one song so far, but I've never been able to rip it without clicks before and this time it sounded good in burst mode and even in secure mode it behaved much better than before. I had turned C2 mode off this time though, as the feature DB says it doesn't really work on this drive. Note, I didn't install the driver in the windows folder, I just copied the sys and dll files for xp to the EAC folder and renamed them apropriately.
     

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