Originally posted by bibs & bobs
[B]Hey joelmon, he's after "Best CD-Quality", so he possibly is fussy. What's with the 12x recommendation? What calculation produced that bit rate? Are we on CAV or CLV on a particular device at that bit delivery rate? Does partial or zone matter? You just can't say that 12x is recommended, the only possibly valid recommendation is 8x or slower, which is based on laser wavelengths, diffusion, wattage and bit rate.
And what the heck is "maximum error correction"? Is this some sort of sliding scale thing? Gee, there's a bit lightening tonight, I'll just ratchet the ECC up tonight. [/B]
Well the guy sounded like he didn't know much about recording discs..I'm no expert, but for the car what' wrong with 12x?? I was just balancing speed with quality..Personally I burn MY Archives at 4x from the harddrive, and quick copies for remote playing at 8x. Seems most people here are so hung up on ultra-speed, ie:40x +, I picked a conservative 12x for a recommendation..
I use Plextools and the recordings are CLV, the reading is either of my choice, CAV or CLV(I rip at 4-10x CAV, conservative). The "maximum error correction" is a Plextools feature that allows ripper to adjust the speed of reading automatically upon errors found and the amount of times to read it, and to find sectors and bytes to fix the uncorrectable errors with adjacent information..Several variables are possible. It's a great feature..I don't know if other software has these types of controls, but Plextools does...
So how picky do you want to be for something to play in a car??