[QUOTE=chef;2617795]I think you can use ANY cd reader to extract the audio in perfection, the key is the used software.
Therefore you should use ExactAudioCopy…
I’ve read there are better readers than others & there are probably technical tests that verify that. That being said.
To my ears what I get from a rip with my Lite-On sounds good .
I think this would be the same for the average person . So if your average like most of us any drive will do a rip that you can’t tell the difference.
Concerning the guide . Overall a good guide.
For EAC my settings are similar except I like to choose my own offset for my drive . I admit I’m not sure I can tell any difference from a rip with Accurate rip checked instead.
For FLAC the only one used in the guide my " Additional command-line options" are slightly different . This creates the FLAC file I want. I would try the setting listed in the guide though to see if there is any difference .
I will put that on my to do list.
The author of the guide apparently doesn’t have LAME installed for EAC .I use this for .MP3’s from EAC. There is an extra tab in Compression options when you do . The guide didn’t cover this.