I'm trying to rip my Magic and Mayhem by Amorphis CD, which is new, and I get read errors. Is there anyway to resolve this? I looked to check if the CD had any damage, or any kind of dirt, and it was clean and undamaged.
Other discs rip OK? Please post the text from the extraction log file.
First off, I apologize for taking such a long time to respond as I've been away for quite some time. However, yes the other discs rip OK. I've only had trouble with two discs so far. Since I've found other means of obtaining Magic & Mayhem, I will use the other disc I've had trouble with that is Sabaton - Metalizer (re-armed) a 2 disc album. I've only had trouble with disc #1, and the album was new and sealed in shrink wrap.
Here is the log:
Easy Audio Copy 184.108.40.206 from 11/5/2017
Easy Audio Copy extraction logfile from 6/29/2018 1:26 AM
Manufacturing flaws happen so that's one possible answer. The CD can look fine but the data being read isn't consistent.
Did you try stage 3 (secure mode) that was offered after the first two stages were complete and errors were reported? The problem areas will be reread multiple times during that stage. It can take a long time depending on how many and how inconsistent the areas are but may produce a better result.
The CD player's error-correction scheme can compensate so you won't notice small problem areas. The size of the errors can also determine whether or not you will notice after ripping. 44100 samples = 1 second. 441 samples = 0.01 seconds (1/100th). 44 samples = 0.001 seconds (1/1000th). Read errors while ripping can be even shorter than that.
If you try to rip the CD again you should see this message (click on image to view)
Select 'Only bad tracks'.
At the end of the first two stages you should see (click on image to view)
Select 'Try to correct errors'
Stage 3 will reread problem areas multiple times to find the most consistent result. If a consistent result isn't found or if an error is more consistent, you still may not get a rip that verifies as 'Accurately ripped'. As mentioned above, you may not be able to hear the difference anyway.
If the remaining problem areas total less than 1/2 second there is software that can repair the rip provided the CD is in the database. Any questions should be searched or asked in that software's forum.
I see. I've already tried the stage 3 then, but I still got an error on that specific track. I've used cuetools in the past, but how might that correct the problem? I've played the track with VLC, and right before the track starts there is a small disturbance before the track actually starts playing, however during the track playing I don't notice any artifacts.
If the remaining problem areas total less than 1/2 second there is software that can repair the rip provided the CD is in the database.
Quotes from the linked page above:
What are the advantages?
The most important feature is the ability not only to detect, but also correct small amounts of errors that occurred in the ripping process. That is, CTDB's purpose is not so much to tell a good rip from a bad rip (although it can be used for this), but more to provide a means to fix a rip, when the user is certain their copy is damaged and is confident that there is an undamaged one in database. (The general rule-of-thumb will be that a CTDB confidence of 2/X or higher indicates that the rip in the database is probably undamaged.)
How many errors can a rip contain and still be repairable?
That depends. The best case scenario is when there's one continuous damaged area up to 30-40 sectors (about half a second) long for most discs. As of CTDB 2.0, one continuous damaged area up to about 75 sectors (a second) on popular discs. The worst case scenario is 4 non-continuous damaged sectors in (very) unlucky positions.
What information does the database contain per each CD?
[...] 180KB recovery record (about twice that for more popular CD's), which is stored separately and accessed only when verifying a broken rip or repairing it.
Song-to-Song “Uninterrupted” – How to accomplish this.
For songs on CDs that transition from one to another without interruption…like Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side Of The Moon” or “The Wall”, or almost anything from the first 7 CDs from The Moody Blues…there’s a very brief pause/silence between songs on Easy Audio Copy (I am operating on Windows 7)..
Is it possible to prevent/eliminate this using Easy Audio Copy? How can I do this?
You should've started a new thread. You didn't say what audio file format (MP3, FLAC) or what you're playing them with (I suspect the player). I just ripped Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here and The Alan Parsons Project - Tales of Mystery and Imagination in both MP3 & FLAC Tracks and the transitions play without interruption in foobar2000.
You could rip these as an Image (whole CD in one big file) if the player doesn't support gapless playback. Use the Advanced Options tool and check the first item (Offer image and CUE extraction). You'll be given the option to rip to Individual Tracks or an Image at the start of each RIP. www.easyaudiocopy.com/EasyAudioCopyAdvancedOptions.exe