I downloaded the trial version & have been experimenting with it, I have started re ripping some of my CD collection, I read through the guide, & played with the settings a little bit. It has different symbols for how each track ripped. I read about the various symbols, & sometimes the songs rip with errors. I know it is inevitable, with a lot of CDs in various conditions that some will have scuffs & scratches. I would like to know before I consider buying & registering this software whether I can count on it to do a better job at ripping than itunes or windows media player. I like its simpler interface from exact audio copy. Also what stood out was it ripped in a “secure mode” as opposed to just a burst mode that I have read itunes uses, and the fact that it uses LAME encoding which from my research for a reliable quality media ripper is a superior encoding method. I kept coming across this term online.
But what about some of those CDs that come up with songs that ripped “insecurely” with errors? does this mean the program did a sloppy job of ripping? did it do more to fix these errors than itunes would have with the same CD & songs? does it mean the ripped album is unplayable? I am not quite sure what to do with these albums with errors, it would be a bit expensive to try & replace all the CDs that come up with errors. I am doing about 300+, because I wanted to be sure I get good rips, with a superior encoding of LAME.
If I want a program that rips sloppily or with errors, I will just use itunes or windows media player for free.