I might ask an old question, but anyway have to, as I am new here, and somehow a newbie
I would like to safely back-up my audio cd music collection. I identified two ways. 1. To save the tracks as wave files. 2. To save the CDs as images. What would you recommend and why?
Is it also useful to save the CD subchannels in the images of the CDs? How/Why?
I encountered at least one situation of a copy protected cd (Phil Collins - Testify). I am not sure I could remove all the protection with cdclone or anydvd. I tried to make an image of the cd with clonecd directly from the cd, and another image with clonecd and with anydvd started. Then I made wave files from each image. I also made wave files directly from cd, with and without anydvd started. All the 4 resulting CRCs of the tracks are different in dbpoweramp (or eac). I don’t know which is correct to keep. What would you recommend?
Thank you in advance for your answer.