first of all, sorry if i ask something already answered in a way or another, but frankly i've read a lot of threads and they didn't match exactly my case. i'll try to briefly describe the issue:
i have a collection of audio-cds, and some of them are copies, some are original. the idea is that especially the copied cd-r discs are degrading in time and i want to back-up their state now. because i am a super-exaggerated-quality-freak, i want to back-up my cds as image files in some format. also, i want to BE SURE that i backup NOT only the audio, but any index/subchannel/whatever information (like track pre-counts, cd-text, etc), shortly said, i want an image that will allow me over let's say, 10-years, to build a perfect 1:1 copy of these discs.
of course, the question: what tool do you recommend ? eventually the file format and some important reading settings.
i imagine that ISO format can't be used properly for this task; i was also thinking about clone cd, i had some experience with it years ago, when it still belong to elby, but somewhere said something that this isn't really the proper tool for audio cds tasks.
so please, throw a hint over, i repeat, a 1:1 restoration/copy means NOT only the audio, but also markers, pre-counts, and ANY other information on disk (i really have for example a live CD that has a -0:06 custom pre-count between two tracks and of course, the audio continuously flows between tracks -- it's wonderful :D)
i know, I AM A FREAK, that's why i'm here
and NO, don't mention about FLAC and other stuff, I WANT a COMPLETE 1:1 backup
thanks much !