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Old 05-21-2010, 04:32 PM
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Default How accurate is CD ripping in Mac?

Is it bit perfect? This article is very interesting to read.

http://www.designwsound.com/dwsblog/?page_id=535
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Old 05-21-2010, 05:58 PM
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From what I remember, Chris at Computer Audiophile and many other CA forum members have confirmed that iTunes is bit perfect.
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The software all has the capability - it is the CD drive that can play an important factor in proper rips.

Personally, I still use iTunes for a lot of playback, specifically podcasts, and Winamp for just about everything else, including 96/24. I've recommended XBMC for huge libraries + FLAC playback, though, as that has a really simple interface (but still remains highly functional for the advanced user).
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They are identical. No matter it is ripped by EAC, Plextools, Wavelab, or by PC iTunes, QuadCore Mac iTunes, Powerbook iTunes, USB 1.0 external Asus DVD drives, they are all bit transparent.
I'll sleep soundly knowing we can put this debate to rest.


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From what I remember, Chris at Computer Audiophile and many other CA forum members have confirmed that iTunes is bit perfect.
Hmmmm... This is a concern!! I know Windows user using iTunes the answer is NO! My Apple buddy is doing some trials iTunes vs. EAC software. I understand that Apple user enjoy the ability to drag and drop files off CD's. In Win9X series all one had to do was use a modified system and POOF! "Drag and drop". Windows user lost that freedom since Windows XP/2000. This force Windows user to the concept of ripping. If you are ripping Windows or Apple please READ this " dBpoweramp CD Ripper - Setup Guide ". You must understand personal computer where never INVITED to the media party!! The music industry or movie has NEVER pubically embrassed it's inclusion into the market!! Apple user where is your Blu-ray hardware!?

Read this 2nd.... swap DAT for iTunes How the new DAT recorder works, and why Sony capitulated
Please this isn't a rant or anything close to it! I'm just trying pass along info! I've watch the use of PC's grow and seen the sutble changes! Stunned on how they are able to get away with it good or bad!? Yes... yes we are seeing some break thru, but remember they are COPIES, NOT CLONES!

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