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I have fifteen Audio CDs - an Audiobook - that I haven't used in ages.

I would like to pass them on, but before doing that, I want to check whether they still work flawlessly.

Is there a Windows or Linux program that I can use to quality test a CD? Is possible, with a detailed explanation of any errors it may find, and whether they will cause problems listening to the CD?

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Passing -Z to cdparanoia will disable all error checking and correcting. -X will cause it to exit on the slightest error. Both together will check if the disc is pristine. Less-than-perfect discs can be played in a player, so you may want to try -Y instead of -Z as well if it fails.

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