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Play audio CDs without excessive noise
Authored by: inspired_tmu on Nov 30, '06 09:17:47AM

So... if the CD plays fine at a low spin rate, why does it need to spin at a higher rate?

Anti-skip protection? I hardly think that would be an issue for a desktop computer. Laptop, maybe. Perhaps there should be a preference setting for this....?

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Play audio CDs without excessive noise
Authored by: pcook on Dec 04, '06 02:59:15PM

OK I don't think we need to hurl any more abuse at this post or those responsible. It's been well established that we shouldn't folllow the advice.

But the post does point to a very silly problem for which I would love to see a good solution.

Drives will sometimes spin unnecessarily fast when playing a simple audio CD. Sometimes reinserting the disc will cure the problem, sometimes it takes many tries, and sometimes I just give up.

I'm sure there are those of you who are happy to rip a CD to iTunes just because you would like to listen to it once, or maybe only to sample a couple of tunes. I'm not among them. Apparently many people are happy to put up with the very loud whirring noise while listening to music. I'm not in that camp either.

Can some of the collective brain power of this readership come up with a good solution instead of wasting their time insulting people?


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