Iâ€™ve been using EAC V 0.99 for some time now and have ripped countless number of CDs flawlessly with it. I just encountered my first problem with it today in that I have been unable to rip a CD with it. The first hint I had that anything was wrong was that it couldnâ€™t get track information from the remote data base remote freedb. I didnâ€™t think much about it because I just assumed that there wasnâ€˜t info on remote freedb for this particular CD. Iâ€™ve had that happen before and it was no big deal.
When I went to â€œcopy selected tracksâ€ however, which is the option I normally use for ripping, EAC immediately went into complete error correction and couldnâ€™t copy a thing from the track. I tried skipping tracks in case one was defective but I had the same problem with each track. EAC simply couldnâ€™t do a thing with that particular CD (the CD played perfectly on my regular CD player and the surface looked like new).
I immediately thought it might be copy protected but there was no indication of that on the package or label. Also, I had many other CDâ€™s from the same label and had copied them with no problems in the past.
Finally, I tried ripping it with Windows Media Player and it ripped perfectly. It also picked up the track information that EAC couldn’t get from Remote freedb. I donâ€™t know if the fidelity is quite as good as it would have been with EAC but I am wondering why it ripped OK with WMP but EAC couldnâ€™t do a thing with it. Like I said earlier, I have ripped numerous CDâ€™s with EAC and never had any problems before.
Does anyone have any ideas on what could be going on here? If my problem were copy protection, I wouldn’t have thought it would have ripped OK with WMP the way it did. My EAC settings are all unchanged from the way I have normally ripped all my other CDs with it.
By the way, I use EAC on Windows Vista and a Dell Inspiron system with a 16X DVD+/-RW Drive. Thanks for any ideas or suggestions.