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Convert iTMS songs to a DRM-free format without burning
Authored by: Mr. H on Aug 14, '06 02:07:56PM

Actually, Audio CDs have a ton of error correction on them too. The difference between Audio CDs and Data CDs is that if you are playing an Audio CD, the CD player can't go back and re-read the data if it made a mistake the first time, because there'd be a break in the audio. Unless, of course, you use a fast drive and some buffering, like in high-end Meridian CD players.

Reading from Data CDs, on the other hand, doesn't usually have any real-time constraints, so the drive can go back and re-read data that it got wrong. Computer CD drives usually read Audio CDs in the real-time constrained mode (don't go back and re-read), unless you use a special program, or tick the "use error correction" tick box in iTunes. This usually means that it'll take longer for the CD to be ripped.

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