taxman150 wrote:However, I also read an article on the CD Freaks site that seems to give the nod to Plextools over EAC for DAE (at least based on the tests they ran).
can you give a URL for that article?
from what i've heard, PlexTools is excellent at reading copy-protected audio CDs, and works well where others fail.
Here is the link to the article at CD Freaks:http://www.cdfreaks.com/document.php3?Doc=89
G@M3FR3@K wrote:PlexTools was specially designed for the Plextor recorders and their ability to report C2 errors. That's why it will give better quality (especially with damages discs) than EAC for example, which was designed to work with many drives. Lite-On+EAC or PlexTools+PlexTools/EAC should give you the same quality when you're doing DAE from a 'clean' (unscratched) audio disc. But why DAE at only 4X? I see no reason to use such a slow speed. Especially nowadays, with quality software and hardware, you can do DAE at full speed without a problem.. .
Thank you very much for your response. I've been very happy with Plextools and planned on continuing to use it with the Plextor drive. I was just curious if I should be using EAC for the Lite-On drive, i.e. will it really make a difference in DAE over Nero when the audio disc is "clean" and not copy protected (which is my normal audio ripping scenario).
I am also glad to hear that ripping at a higher speed should not cause a problem. I was ripping at 4X as I thought it may result in better DAE.