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What audio format is best for track copying?

Postby Syzygy on Wed Mar 02, 2005 4:37 pm

In NeroMix, when you read a CD's tracks into the playlist and then click on the REC button, it allows you to select what kind of audio files you want to create:
• Aiff
• mp3PRO
• Windows Media Audio
• TwinVQ
• PCM Wav file
• Nero Digital Audio (HE-AAC)
• PowerPack Lame MP3 Encoder

I have no idea what I'm doing; I'm a NeroMix virgin. Which format is best for accurate reproduction of the audio, with size no object?

BTW, there are other "AudioPlugins" listed in the registry:
• DefConvertor.dll
• mp3PP.dll
• msa.dll
• ogg.dll

I'd appreciate a tutorial on making a "mix CD"; the interface is obtuse, the buttons are too small, and the help file is minimal.

I have only a vague idea of how I'm going to combine tracks from several CDs, once I get past this "which format" roadblock.
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Postby MediumRare on Wed Mar 02, 2005 5:27 pm

Use the PCM WAV format for best results- the others all use lossy compression of one form or another IIRC. There are other tools for extracting audio tracks to your hard drive- exact audio copy is my favourite.

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Postby Syzygy on Fri Mar 04, 2005 3:01 pm

I had to restore my C: drive from a Ghost image after installing NeroMix and EAC. My internet connection stopped working correctly, and so did some shortcuts.

Which do you think is the culprit? NeroMix v1.4.0.29 (28 Feb 05) or Exact Audio Copy v0.95 prebeta 5 (8 Mar 04)?
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Postby MediumRare on Fri Mar 04, 2005 6:50 pm

I don't use NeroMix, so I can't comment on that. Your problem may be related to that or not.

EAC doesn't install much other than in its local directory and I haven't had problems with it in over 2 years of use (but always offline).

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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Mar 04, 2005 8:09 pm

MediumRare wrote:but always offline.

any particular reason for this (and the emphasis) ?
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Postby MediumRare on Sat Mar 05, 2005 8:19 am

dodecahedron wrote:
MediumRare wrote:but always offline.

any particular reason for this (and the emphasis) ?

My main machine has never been online- I have a second PC for communication. The emphasis was mainly because Syzygy mentioned that his internet connection stopped. EAC does have an option to access the freedb.org database, so that's not entirely irrelevant.

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Postby Syzygy on Sat Mar 05, 2005 2:37 pm

MediumRare wrote:...Syzygy mentioned that his internet connection stopped. EAC does have an option to access the freedb.org database, so that's not entirely irrelevant.

I neglected to mention that I allowed NeroMix to try getting CD info from freedb — it didn't find any — and I didn't let EAC go online.

So it's starting to look like NeroMix may be the culprit. I'm still puzzled as to how either one could screw up my Start Menu shortcuts.

I won't be reinstalling NeroMix.
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