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Help ripping audio books correctly.

Discussion in 'Audio' started by wheelstb, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. wheelstb

    wheelstb Regular member

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    I have a handful of audiobooks on CD that I would like to rip to my hard drive or iPod.

    Every time I try to rip the CD I wind up with tracks that have seemingly random names. One book was always Named CD 0 no matter which CDI was trying to rip. I continuously have similar problems with this particular bunch of audiobooks.

    I'm fairly experienced when it comes to backing up various forms of media but, I'm a relative novice when it comes to audio. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Mez Active member

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    You forget the producer of the CD doesn't want you to rip the audio. The format of the audio disk does not support information you might expect it should have.

    I suggest trying to rip either with, dbPoweramp, EAC or Media Monkey. The ripping software will ask you what the CD, author ect is. I would name the first CD of War and Piece WarAndPiece1. I would rip using something like LAME ABR (average bit rate) 40. 40 is a overkill bit rate for an audio book but LAME does not go any lower without creating artifacts. Lame is a high fidelity codex and doesn't do low fidelity well. ABR goes lower than the higher fidelity mores.

    I forgot, consider each CD as a track in a book.
     
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    wheelstb Regular member

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    Thanks for the help. I think you helped me out once before. I was trying to put a bunch of things into a playlist and you recommended media monkey. Media monkey helped me out a few times with putting things in the proper order. I appreciate it.

    Thanks for the info I will definitely try out those programs. Is there any way I can do it so that each track is individual? When I have each disc as a track I always accidentally hit back or forward and lose my place. I am very slow at using the pressure wheel to get back to the right spot

    thanks again for the advice .
     
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    Mez Active member

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    Are there tracks on the CD? If so why not?

    I hate the wheel but they are easier than all the new devices.
     

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