Clone cd and on the fly

vbimport

#1

can someone please tell me the settings to copy normal audio cd on the fly and why there is always a buffer underrun
thanks


#2

There’s almost always a buffer underrun because drives (CD-RW/CD-ROM/DVD-ROM) read audio slower than data (they cannot deliver audio as fast as they can deliver data and therefore a buffer underrun is the result).

There are no options in CloneCD to speed up the audio reading. The only thing you can try is reducing the write speed.


#3

Or buy another reader…
There’s a lot of difference between different brands of readers on how fast they can read audio CDs. I have a Toshiba which is very slow indeed (around 7/8x I believe). Other drives happily do DAE at 30x speed or so. But anyway, buffer underruns aren’t that big a problem anymore since burnproof and the likes have been around. I you really wanna do on-the-fly copies, buy yourself a drive which supports burnproof/justlink/seamless link, it’s worth it.