EAC-combined read / write sample offset correction-help

-In drive options I check “combined read / write sample
offset correction” only if I want to write a cd right?

-I only extracts cds into flac format and stores the files on my computer.
in this case Still I do not have to check this option “combined read / write sample offset correction”?
And everything still be okay and accurate in the extrication process?

–If I’m going to do RIP with EAC and burn with WMP I need to check the: combined read / write sample offset correction?

-What matters to me now it’s just the RIP of the cds. If I do RIP only with read offset it would still be accurate and fine as possible?

jonathan.

Why not just use the combined read/write sample, since you will eventually want to burn them as you’ve stated…And you are using the recommended EAC set up guides right?
http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Exact_Audio_Copy
http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/index.php/support/faq/offset-questions/

You might find this one useful too.
http://blowfish.be/eac/

AFAIK the blowfish guide has some misinformation and not highly recommended…Not saying it may not be useful, just not recommended by many other peeps…
http://www.digital-inn.de/exact-audio-copy-english/40587-easy-users-guide-eac.html

[QUOTE=t0nee1;2597524]Why not just use the combined read/write sample, since you will eventually want to burn them as you’ve stated…And you are using the recommended EAC set up guides right?
http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Exact_Audio_Copy
http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/index.php/support/faq/offset-questions/[/QUOTE]

All that matters to me is the reading of the cds and cd copy on the computer (Accuracy, quality, etc.).
Burning less important to me.

and yes, I installed the software in accordance with HA’s Guides.

I have found the blowfish guide useful myself . It very well may have some misinformation. It is getting a bit dated.
However the user greynol at digital-inn who had the most negative to say didn’t link a guide he had written.
Even if a person doesn’t follow the guide exactly (I didn’t). It does tell you the method to make many settings & that helped me.
Like figuring out the correct drive offset. Fortunately I had a CD that was in the EAC database for " Detect read sample offset correction. " I would have like to have had two.
Of course the easy way is to check :
http://www.accuraterip.com/driveoffsets.htm
or
http://www.daefeatures.co.uk/search.php
The information on my drive was the same as detected. So would have been fine.
I would definately look at hydrogenaudio.org for guides

Look,
All I’m trying to find out is:if when I extracts cds with EAC and only with “read sample offset correction” check , the extraction of the cds will be the most accurate and high quality as possible and the extracted songs Would be without any damage Because I did not check the “combined read / write sample offset correction”?

thanks.
jonathan.

If you aren’t going to use EAC to write then the read off set should be all you need.
or just check “Use AccurateRip with this drive” . That works for most CDs.
If you find your drive at this site it ill list the write offset also. If it is blank for the write offset it should be zero.
Sample offset = Read offset.
http://www.daefeatures.co.uk/search.php

Sorry if t0nee1 & I gave to much information.

Combined, is a single correction taking into account the offsets of your reader and writer, it’s best used if you cannot ascertain seperate reader & writer offsets, since it can be determined without requiring any known external reference.

If extracting only, then you should use the accuraterip or known test disk method to select the read offset.

For writing, use the known write offset for the writer (if known), otherwise calculate the offset by writing a test disk and adjusting settings
http://filesharefreak.com/tutorials/how-to-find-your-cd-drives-write-offset-in-eac/

“Look” y-y, if you had actually read some of the info provided, you’d have your answer…Sorry I don’t like holding hands and babysitting…
But in short if you want the best possible rip(s) and quality, then utilize Accuraterip, which both EAC and dBpoweramp use for ripping…Rip to flac as you’ve stated with read sample offset only if you’re not burning anyway…Not sure what the big deal is if combining…But suit yourself…
http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=AccurateRip
http://www.dbpoweramp.com/cd-ripper-setup-guide.htm

Cholla, Greynol is a Supermod over at HA and AFAIK the folks there only recommend/suggest using EAC/HA guides which I believe the author Andre endorses…So from the horses mouth AFAIC…But as they say “if it ain’t broke”…
Cheers!..

[QUOTE=t0nee1;2597585]“Look” y-y, if you had actually read some of the info provided, you’d have your answer…Sorry I don’t like holding hands and babysitting…
But in short if you want the best possible rip(s) and quality, then utilize Accuraterip, which both EAC and dBpoweramp use for ripping…Rip to flac as you’ve stated with read sample offset only if you’re not burning anyway…Not sure what the big deal is if combining…But suit yourself…
http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=AccurateRip
http://www.dbpoweramp.com/cd-ripper-setup-guide.htm

Cholla, Greynol is a Supermod over at HA and AFAIK the folks there only recommend/suggest using EAC/HA guides which I believe the author Andre endorses…So from the horses mouth AFAIC…But as they say “if it ain’t broke”…
Cheers!..[/QUOTE]

Your attitude is not so nice.

  1. in the Directory of HA there is no explanation about the option: “combined read / write sample offset correction” That’s why I’m confused and And I asked the Questions above.
  2. The option : “use AccurateRip with this drive” is grayed out for me. I dont know why.
  3. When I said I would burn a cd I meant that i will burn the extracted files themselves through software that is not EAC and not the cd itself.In this case also i need to check “combined read / write sample offset correction”?

Try to be more friendly.I have no background in audio.
I’m not your enemy.
Not all the people are experts in EAC.

jonathan.

Sorry if I came off as un-friendly…Yes, not all are experts in EAC including myself…Which is why I’ve recommended using the guides and other links…Sometimes you do have to get yourself dirty to learn…I learn something most everyday just from reading and trying it out fo myself…Many users find dBpoweramp an easier/user friendlier proggie… Might want to try it out if EAC doesn’t work for you…Just trying to help…Guess I took your " Look " comment a lil too seriously…
Good luck!..

For integrating AccurateRip into EAC read this.

[QUOTE=DrageMester;2597603]For integrating AccurateRip into EAC read this.[/QUOTE]

AccurateRip works. when I open EAC the software has the symbol of AccurateRip, and when there is a right cd AccurateRip asks if I want to use AccurateRip. Only the option is grayed out for some reason.

  • I have read all the guides of HA (related to EAC) and everything written on the website of EAC.
    i Also tried to find an answer online for hours and unfortunately I did not find unequivocal answers.
    this offset thing is the last thing left me to fill before i start ripping my cds collection!

And I do not understand what to do!
It’s very depressing.
Maybe I’m taking this thing too seriously.

You need to actually insert a pressed(original) CD in the drive so AR can be configured and un-greyed…
Try the correct read offset for your drive…Looks like cholla posted the link above, but here it is again…
http://accuraterip.com/driveoffsets.htm

Also, note that the option will be greyed out until/unless you have a CD that is in the AccurateRip key disc database in the drive. Or have had one of these discs in the drive at some time & used EAC …
http://www.accuraterip.com/keydiscs.htm
There is additional information .
You need to check your Program Files . In your "Exact Audio Copy " folder is there an AccurateRip.dll file ?
if you try one of the CDs in the list & still don’t have the AccurateRip.dll I’ll suggest a way to get it .

I made another post for this so as not to confuse y-y this is not intended for y-y .

@t0nee1 < have you made one of the test discs like in the link below ?
http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/index.php/other-projects/dae-quality/
I know I haven’t but it looked interesting .


Edit:Nevermind, I’m sure I haven’t…

I did these things a long time ago … Yes, I have the DLL file. Of AccurateRip.
And I wrote in EAC the read offset of my DVD RW (ASUS 24B1ST) found on this list: http://accuraterip.com/driveoffsets.htm
The offset is 6 +.
Everything is ready …
Besides, I do not know what to choose: read offset or combined read / write sample offset?!

How do im set the write offset?

If I choose to extract only with read offset what would happen? the extraction will be damaged? The extracted files will be damaged? when i will burn the files to new cd it would cause any damage to those files?

the Accuracy of the burn does not matter to me at all.
What matters to me is only the accuracy and quality of extraction and the extracted files.
Sorry if Im repeating myself.

jonathan.

the Accuracy of the burn does not matter to me at all.
What matters to me is only the accuracy and quality of extraction and the extracted files.
Sorry if Im repeating myself.

If all you want to do is rip and not burn then read offset only should be ok…Don’t worry/over-think it so much…Use burst mode for now and rip away…Listen to the track(s) and enjoy…Frankly if I was you, I’d try the free trial of dBpoweramp…It’s so much easier to set up for a newbie…Heck you can even just use Cdex or WMP etc…