Originally posted by adamr
[I]> Feurio doesn't have error correction (this is mostly done by the[/I]
Is there another program I should use for this task then - or is it kinda irrelevant?
well, you have EAC.
I prefer Feurio because it's much faster and is as secure in the sense that you get a warning (in fact, EAC can miss errors if you don't configure it properly).
The difference is that if EAC finds an error, it can repeat the readings several times and choose certain pattern if it's repeated several times (it's supposed to be the best one)
With scratched (discs with errors) EAC does a better job with most drives. Sometimes, ripping in burst mode (like Feurio) gives better results.
I usually rip with Feurio, and only use EAC if there are a lot of errors (and always combined with "Compare WAVs" tool in EAC).
Notice that not all C2 errors are errors in fact. A lot of them are corrected by the drive.
Of course, you would need a drive that supports reporting C2 errors and enable that option in the "Device Parameters" (only the 1st box should be selected)
I've got another problem now :sad: :
When I do the "test device" option from "device parameters" it seems to always get stuck with read errors when it gets down to about 19x. I've tried different CDs but it still does it.
I'm not sure what you mean.
Speeds faster than 19x cause reading errors?
That would be a problem with your drive. Try another ripping program to check if only happens with Feurio.
Maybe you need to select a slower speed to accurately rip.
In order to check if other programs are ripping correctly, you will probably have to compare several WAV rippings with the same program and the same track.
If your drive is able to consistently get equal WAVs from a clean CD, then it could be enough for you.
Comparing WAVs is what Feurio does in that test. Try other ranges apart from the start of the disc.
According to this:
Your OPTORITE CD-RW CW5201 should be able to get equal data in succesive extractions.
Make sure you're using a good disc.