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Rip stubborn CDs via a secondary drive
Authored by: bighead on Mar 31, '05 11:22:24AM

The newest Switchfoot CD would lock up at about 3/4 of the way through a rip on my new 1.67 GHz 15" PB. I flipped it over to my MDD G4 tower that had a flashed DVR-107 in it, and it ripped just fine. No idea why, except that the CD had the label on it that said "This disc does not conform to CD audio specifications and may not play in all devices." The flashed Pioneer probably didn't hiccup on the "intentionally corrupted" disc like the PB drive did.



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Rip stubborn CDs via a secondary drive
Authored by: Mac112 on Mar 31, '05 04:18:17PM

In general, build-in drives in Macs are not very good at reading problematic CDs. I always use my external CD-burner to read large amounts of data from CDs or for copying (with Toast). I once tryed to copy a Win-98SE installer CD from my Cube's internal (stock) CD/DVD-rom drive to my external burner - after more than two hours it ended with "could not verify… - use with caution…" - choosing the burner as source produced a perfect copy whitin 10 minutes…



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