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Old 15th January 2004, 08:52 PM   #1
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I am thinking of puttuing about 1500 uncompressed songs on a computer, all about 4 minutes long. I was wondering what program lets you copy uncompressed cd's to your hardrive, and also about how much hard drive space would i need.

Also does any body have any suggestions for sound cards.

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Old 15th January 2004, 09:05 PM   #2
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is the maudio audiophile 2496 any good
http://www.audiomidi.com/common/cfm/...Product_ID=962

how bout the terratec DMX 6Fire 24/96?
http://www.audiomidi.com/common/cfm/...roduct_ID=1868

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Old 15th January 2004, 09:16 PM   #3
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The cd format uses 44.1 khz at 16 bits 2 channels with equals 176400 bytes for each second.

You want 1500 * 4 minutes * 60 = 360000 seconds audio.

360000 * 176400 = 63504000000 bytes

So you will need 63.5 GB or 59.14 GB (depending if you count 1 gig as 1000 mega or 1024 mega)
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Old 15th January 2004, 09:25 PM   #4
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So you will need 63.5 GB or 59.14 GB (depending if you count 1 gig as 1000 mega or 1024 mega)

Disk manufacturers use 1G = 1000M, maybe because it makes
the disks sound larger. I cannot remember though if they
are consistent and also use 1M = 1000*1000 or inconsistent
and use 1M = 1024*1024.

As for one of the original question, which I assumed was how
to copy from CD to hard disk. All CD burning programs can
usually do that. If you want better quality I recommend using
the free EACD (Exact Audio Copy) program, which I think is
generally considered (one of) the best programs for avoiding
read errors.
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Old 15th January 2004, 09:41 PM   #5
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thnx a bunch

anybody heard those two sound cards i mentioned above...or have any other recomendations
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Old 15th January 2004, 09:47 PM   #6
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i was lookign at that eacd program does it rip uncompressed cd's into mp3 format?
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Old 15th January 2004, 09:57 PM   #7
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i was lookign at that eacd program does it rip uncompressed cd's into mp3 format?
Thought you wanted uncompressed formats?

Yes, it can. You may need to find a plug in for MP3, however.
I haven't tried it for MP3. I think the program has some
option for downloading the plugin. Look around in the menues
or the help section.

After some very brief and subjective listening test (nothing
scientific) I got the impression that ripping with my burner
program (possibly) gave somewhat inferior sound quality
compared to the original CD, while those ripped with EACD
were as good or possibly even slightly better than original CDs.
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Old 15th January 2004, 10:05 PM   #8
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very nice....im sure i will see the specifics to workign the program once i actually download it.
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Old 15th January 2004, 10:08 PM   #9
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You can still compress the audio without harming the data. Something like FLAC will create a bit-perfect copy, but it'll be about half as big.

-Won
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Old 15th January 2004, 10:13 PM   #10
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You can still compress the audio without harming the data. Something like FLAC will create a bit-perfect copy, but it'll be about half as big.

-Won
Sounds interesting. Do you have any references to it?

I've tried gzip which gives a rather small improvement. I suppose
it might be possible to make something better by making
certain valid/raesonable assumptions about the type of data
to be compressed in this case.
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