Is DVD-ROM better than DVD-RW for reading disc?

I see systems with only DVD-RW drive and not any DVD-ROM drive as an option. I heard DVD-ROM was better to read disc with than DVD-RW is and want to ask if that DVD-ROM is true.

Thank you

I don’t think so at all.
But consider good DVD Writers.
Also consider ripping Audio-CD is another story.

Newer DVD burners are the better dvd readers.

[QUOTE=bobzombie;2311212]I don’t think so at all.
But consider good DVD Writers.
Also consider ripping Audio-CD is another story.[/QUOTE]

Audio-CD is different then? Would ask in what way please.

Thank you for reply

[QUOTE=chef;2311510]Newer DVD burners are the better dvd readers.[/QUOTE]

Thank you for reply

Do you mean the blu-ray drives to use to rip disc?

Thank you

Best way for ripping audio cd is using Exact Audio Copy (EAC) , so u have to find a drive which works well with EAC.
But if u ronly a normal user , find an Optiarc 72xx or Pioneer 215/115 or 216/116.

[QUOTE=bobzombie;2311723]Best way for ripping audio cd is using Exact Audio Copy (EAC) , so u have to find a drive which works well with EAC.
But if u ronly a normal user , find an Optiarc 72xx or Pioneer 215/115 or 216/116.[/QUOTE]

Thank you for reply

The model below would work better for audio rip as well as dvd playback?

  • SONY / NEC Optiarc AD-7200A-0B Black IDE

Also, to share the configuration settings for EAC would be appreciated.

Thank you

plz spend some times & read
EAC -> Drive Options
-> Extraction Method :
Secure mode & drive has accurate stream & Drive cache Audio
-> offset/speed:
find and set ur read offset from here: http://www.accuraterip.com/driveoffsets.htm
-> Gap detection: Secure

These settings are slow but the result is perfect.

[QUOTE=bobzombie;2311807]
-> Extraction Method :
Secure mode & drive has accurate stream & Drive cache Audio
[/quote]Tha AD7200 does not cache audio, so that option has to be disabled.

These settings are slow but the result is perfect.
That drive is one of the fastest in EAC secure mode :slight_smile:

Michael

[QUOTE=bobzombie;2311807]plz spend some times & read
EAC -> Drive Options
-> Extraction Method :
Secure mode & drive has accurate stream & Drive cache Audio
-> offset/speed:
find and set ur read offset from here: http://www.accuraterip.com/driveoffsets.htm
-> Gap detection: Secure

These settings are slow but the result is perfect.[/QUOTE]

Thank you for reply

I only saw a wizard when install of EAC with no settings. Is that not proper install procedure?

Wizard is okay, but you can change settings later also.

Michael

Thank you for reply

Is there link to show drives that are best with EAC? Would ask if you please list it?

I choose option saying to have accurate results. That is secure?

Thank you

Also I think saying secure instead of accurate can be confusing. Secure sound like you have copy protection. Accurate is more understandable to know what is really happening. Turn on the feature to get more accurate, turn off feature to get more speed but not as accurate. Thank to you I know the difference now.

@ SubZero,

Perhaps the DAE Drive Features Database Web Link will be of assistance to you ->

http://www.daefeatures.co.uk

Also perhaps below referenced Web Link “CD/DVD Drive Accuracy List 2008” might be helpful to you in selecting your Optical Drive ->

http://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthread.php?t=18088

Also perhaps the below referenced Exact Audio Copy ‘User Guide’ will be helpful to you in configuring and installing the Exact Audio Copy software program ->

http://blowfish.be/eac/Setup/setup1.html

http://www.teqnilogik.com/tutorials/eac.shtml

Regards,
bjkg

Thank you for reply

I will do more reading to learn more about EAC at the links you list.

Thank you

(update)

I see this text on guide page:

“Select Secure mode and disable C2 Error Correction if enabled. For Secure Mode ripping, it is best to leave this disabled. Repeat the above steps for remaining drives.”

Why to turn off C2 Error Correct? The program wizard turns it on but it should not?

Thank you

I have a question.

If you rip audio with a program that is not EAC and rips do not generate errors, you do not use EAC on that disc?

But if you rip and get an error message that is when you would start EAC to use Secure mode and it takes longer then?

Or is it true that you should use EAC right away on all rips and not use the other program?

Thank you

@ SubZero,

Exact Audio Copy has a Forum that is specifically set up to address EAC question and problems ->

http://www.digital-inn.de/forum271

Suggest visiting the above referenced Exact Audio Copy Forum and review the EAC FAQ and numerous Forum ‘Sticky’.

Regards,
bjkg

Thank you for reply

I will keep up the reading and soon have many fewer questions.

Thank you for helping

[QUOTE=bobzombie;2311723]Best way for ripping audio cd is using Exact Audio Copy (EAC) , so u have to find a drive which works well with EAC.
But if u ronly a normal user , find an Optiarc 72xx or Pioneer 215/115 or 216/116.[/QUOTE]

Is an Optiarc 7173A also a good drive to have?

Or must it be 7200 series to be a good drive?

Thank you

[QUOTE=SubZero;2407791]Is an Optiarc 7173A also a good drive to have?

Or must it be 7200 series to be a good drive?[/QUOTE] One Optiarc 7200 series drive may very well outlive ten Optiarc 7170 series drives! :doh:

My experience with the Optiarc 7170 series drives (5170, 7170, 7173) is that they have worse build quality than any other optical drive I have owned - some were dead on arrival, some died within a few months after having burned less than approx 25 discs.

I’d stay away from the 7173 (unless you already have one) and go for a 7200 series drive.