I need to buy a new dvd-rom drive that can do properly the RAW READ function. I prefer SCSI and silent drives (Pioneers are way too loud for me).
I need this because I want to play my audio cds so that the data is read via the PCI bus and sent to the audio cards DACs instead of the dvd-roms DACs. I'll be using the CD Reader Plugin for WinAmp to do this.
I have already tried both my Plextor CD-R PX-W124TS and PX-32TS on this plugin and both report "RAW_READ function not supported" although W124TS is supported by CloneCD for both read/write RAW.
So, how do I know FOR SURE that the dvd-rom drive I buy will support RAW_READ function?
Help me out if you can, I'm at ropes ends here.
PS also, If anybody knows how to configure WinAmp to pipe the UNdecoded mp3 data to the sound card so that the sound card can send it to it's spdif output, I'd be happy to hear about that too