Last year I tried to start backing up my CD collection using Nero 7’s Copy CD command, but got loud loud pops at the beginning of the CD-R copies:
I gave up on the project because of health problems, but now I’d like to try tackling it again.
This time, instead of copying from disk to disk, I think I’d like to try ripping the CD tracks to .wav files on my hard drive and then listening to them to make sure they are ok, before burning them to a CD.
I tried doing this using Nero 7, but Nero burned the files in reverse order!
I know how to use EAC to rip the tracks, so I’d appreciate your advice on a free, easy to use program, that I can use to burn the .wav files to CD-Rs in the correct order.
I searched MyCE and found one thread that seems like it tells me how to do this:
But I don’t understand a lot of what the writer says, and he doesn’t say which software to use:
“Using EAC, you would copy the source CD to a WAV/CUE image, with robust error detection, retry and sample listening of any doubtful areas, then burn from the image. using a calibration disk, you can also ensure that there is no offset at all, and depending on the drives over-read capabilties, no sample losses due to offset correction.”
I’d be grateful for help understanding how to use “robust error detection,” what “a calibration disk” is, what “offset” means, and what “sample losses” are.
Or perhaps I don’t even need to understand these terms? Maybe I just need a program that’s reliable and easy to use?
As you can tell from the above, I’m thoroughly confused at this point.