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I've got a mountain of SACD's, and I see no chance of ever being able to rip these - I'm not sure what the legality on this is but it would be cool if a third party service could rip these on the basis that individuals provide proof of ownership of the original disc.Phil
So I just performed a test to see if duplicate rips from a DVD are identical.I took a copy of a DVD that I have, the read surface is flawless without any scratches or blemishes.I placed it in my Samsung SH-203B DVD drive and used CloneDVD2 from Slysoft to rip an ISO file of the single layer DVD. I repeated the ripping process a second time and the ISO file obtained was identical in size when listed in Windows Explorer. A right click/properties on each file showed that the files sizes were identical down to the last byte. I ran a piece of software that looks for identical files and lists the results. The program is called DiskState by Raxco and it generates a CRC code for each file. If duplicate CRCs are found, a list is generated to show which files are duplicates. I have used this program on my entire system out of curiosity and it was able to track down multiple duplicates in various locations.The bottom line is that DiskState does not recognize the 2 rips as being exactly identical. Keep in mind that this conclusion only applies to the rips created by CloneDVD2. I would have to do further testing with the other 2 pieces of software mentioned in this thread to see if the audio rips, when duplicated from the same source disc, are identical.I wonder if there is any info on this topic in the Hydrogenaudio forums? I'm going to go have a look.TV
Hi Guys,I stumbled on this circle this morning and, thanks to the information posted here I have already ripped a couple of DVD audio discs to 24/96 and played them with very good results. I am using the free 30 day trial of DVDAExtractor.I apologise if this is a numptie question (some say the only numptie question is he one that isn't asked so here goes) but I have a number of SACD and HDCD discs. I can play them all fine but would like to rip them to FLAC for playing on foobar - is any software available to enable this?Thanks for any help.Dave.
Hi Guys,Thanks for the two helpful replies.A few years ago, before, I got into hi-fi, I bought a Sony Vaio VGX-XL201 MM PC, mainly for the fact that it put the internet and a PC in a single box (and the fact that my local Sony retail outlet was selling them off at around half price when I was in the market for a new PC ). Included in the preloaded software was a programme called SonicStage Mastering Studio which I have subsequently discovered allowed me to rip (?) music into SACD (DSD) format and record it on a disc. I had the odd bit of trouble with the PC which involved it going back to Sony in Belgium (IIRC) a couple of times to be put right. Sometime later I found out that the DSD recording aspect of SonicStage Mastering Studio would no longer work. How this came about I have no idea but it still refuses to let me record in DSD format.So, it was possible at one time to transpose recorded music into DSD (SACD) format in a home environment and therefore I am surprised that some knowledgeable geek out there has not found out how to reverse the process.I can't be the only person to have one of these PCs so does anyone out there know how to reinstate the DSD recording aspect of SonicStage Mastering Studio, please.Dave.
I ignore the methods mentioned above "by very expensive pro transfer equipment". I wish ted_b would elaborate on those. Would you Ted please? I would love to know how.
The only method I know of, is not technically "ripping". But since there are some hardware devices (like the early Oppo players) that convert the DSD digital stream off an SACD to a PCM HiRez stream and output it via S/PIDIF
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