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What happens if a scratched CD is ripped to MP3?

Good CD ripper software like cdparanoia try their best to correct bad readings of a CD and will go over the affected part multiple times; sometimes for several minutes until the data is recovered. ...
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What is the "0x00000000" region mask on locally ripped DVDs?

The region code has been set to all regions Source: It's been a few years since I had a full ~9" stack of DVD specs (physical to logical) sitting on my desk, but I used to work in anti-copy ...
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What happens if a scratched CD is ripped to MP3?

The MP3 file format consists of frames. Each frame starts with eleven "1" bits and also a couple bytes of metadata controlling the bit rate and defining some other attributes. Each frame is ...
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What is the "0x00000000" region mask on locally ripped DVDs?

The region code is handled as a 'bit mask' because any given DVD can be coded for multiple regions. The region code of 0 (global) is equivalent to no bits set in the mask. Assuming that the bits are ...
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What is the "0x00000000" region mask on locally ripped DVDs?

Its region mask is zero, meaning it's playable everywhere. The message is the same when playing any non-region-restricted DVD (it does not have to be ripped). In the message, the 8-bit region mask is ...
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Having issues attempting to backup some old CD Roms

If you are running programs that check if the CD is inserted, sometimes those can be accomodated by running a program that pretends to be a CD drive to Windows. Virtual Clone Drive is an example of ...
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Rip all video clips from a DVD using VLC Windows 10

My opinion: Don't bother with VLC. Use MakeMKV instead. With MakeMKV you can literally rip every DVD title from the disk, without re-encoding them and potentially losing quality, in one step. It isn't ...
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What happens if a scratched CD is ripped to MP3?

In the best case, the ripper manages to retrieve enough data that the track plays just fine. In the second best case, it gives up and doesn't produce an audio track because it cannot. In the worst ...
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Unable to get functional menus in exact ISO rip of DVD without mounting it

MKV and MP4 are video formats. Certain assumptions are made about videos: they are linear and the possible interactions are known and finite: play, pause, skip, repeat, scrub, fast, slow, etc. Menus ...
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How to rip an asx stream - preferably free

None of the other answers here worked for me, in the case of one particular asx stream, probably because the applications (Orbit, VLC, mplayer, etc.) cannot cope with WMA codecs. Eventually I worked ...
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Unique ID for ripping CD-Rs

Some of the more "enthusiast" tools for ripping actually do that, and audit your rips as you do. Dbpoweramp has a system called accuraterip and the open source cuetools suite supports that and its ...
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MusicBrainz Picard not writing album directory name

After you use 'Lookup' to find the album in the database: you can inspect the items in the Right-hand section and see that they have the correct metadata (Track titles AND Album title). Pull down ...
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Where does `abcde` output files?

Now I can't find the output files in my home directory. Where do they go? Output Each track is, by default, placed in a separate file named after the track in a subdirectory named after the artist ...
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Unable to get functional menus in exact ISO rip of DVD without mounting it

There is a tool for Windows (tested in Windows 10) called InfraRecorder that will do the trick. Linux has a built in tool called dd (which doesn't seem to care whether or not the target is a USB ...
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How to interpret the output from Accuraterip verification?

The above rip is an example of one performed without sample offset correction. Here is another example of an accuraterip assessment for a rip performed with the correct sample offset (96 in this case) ...
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Software that can take a whole folder of videos and rip the audio into mp3 format with just one click?

I developed a tool aimed for Linux and for converting a large amount of files. I had like 200GB of flac files that I needed to convert to mp3, and I came up with this extremely complicated solution, ...
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How do I rip an audio CD to a single file?

Lets say you have a 17 track album (like Abbey Road). Stick the CD in you computer, open a command line terminal window and navigate to a directory you want your huge WAV file to end up in. Then ...
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