How to avoid the 9th second gap?

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#1

Hi there,

I try to make a copy of the Blind Guardian Live. But, as usual when I try to copy a protected audio CD, I simply can’t avoid the infamous “9th second gap” on every track!

I use a Plextor drive (PX-W1210A) and I already tried 6 methods:

  • Plextools 2.07:[ul][li]1st session only DAE,[]CD Copy (1st session only/not);[/ul]- EAC with:[ul][]1st session only,[]manual TOC;[/ul]- CloneCD in:[ul][]audio CD mode,[*]protected game mode.[/ul]
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    So what can I do? I read on some thread that BurnAtOnce may help… So:

  • How do I have to configure it?

  • Does he have good ripping quality or will it be a “better than nothing” solution?

  • Why (technically speaking) should he help me to avoid the “9th second gap”, better than other softwares?

Thanks for any help…


#2

here is an older answer that helped me ripping avril lavigne - let go.
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QUOTE]Originally posted by XORFF
[B]All of the current Plextor recorders and all Plex SCSI-CDROMs are able to extract those horrioble CDS200-versions without clicks and drop-outs.
You can use ExactAudioCopy 0.9 beta 4 for that purpose but you’ll have to tweak it a little bit:
a) Install EAC in expert mode in order to get the function Action -> Detect TOC manually.
b) Open the drive settings and select “burst mode”, 4x reading speed and “read command D8”. Higher speeds may cause drop-outs.
c) Insert the disc and select “Action -> Detect TOC manually”. This will take a few minutes.
d) Select the tracks to be grabbed and rip them.
e) Play the WAVe-files before you burn them in order to ensure quality.

On the other hand there’s a more comfortable way to achieve good WAVes with the current Plextor recorders.
You need:
a) The lastest firmware (1210TA: V1.10, 1210TS: 1.05, 1610TA: 1.05, 2410TA: 1.04, 4012TA: 1.03).
b) PlexTools 1.13a or higher.
Open PlexTools, go to drive settings, check the box “single session” and choose 4x reading-speed.
Change to the DAE-module and select ignore errors in preferences.
c) Insert the disc, wait until it’s recognized and press F5 (refresh).
d) Select the tracks and rip’em.
e) Play the WAVe-files before you burn them in order to ensure quality.

The bottom line for the current CDS200-versions with Plex recorders is quadruple reading-speed. Otherwise there will be distorsion in the sound-files.

The following CDS200-versions (ref. hidden file VERSION.TXT on the disc) have already been successfully extracted in that way:

CDS200.0.4 3.0 build 12a
CDS200.0.4 3.0 build 12b
CDS200.0.4 3.0 build 16a
CDS200.0.4 3.0 build 16c

P.S.: Correction: PlexTools advices, pt. e) [/B][/QUOTE]

hope that helps you, it worked for me back those days :wink: