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Handling Damaged Cds In Audiobook Set


Jack M
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I have been converting multi-cd audio books to single files for iPod for several years using Creator 9. Procedure is to rip each disc as a WAV file using Sound Editor, then join all tracks, output to a single WAV file, repeat for each CD, then input all CD wav files, join in Sound editor, and finally outpuit to a single low quality MP3 file for my iPod (quality is fine for voice). 10-or-so cds become a single 300 Meg mp3 file. Works, but tedious.

 

Now, I just started using the new Creator NXT, which automates most of the work to create audiobooks. Neat, but sometines I have found a cd that has too much damage to let the caprture finish, and I am at a loss as to how to make the program continue with perhaps some loss of material. One lost track in a 12 hour naration is not a big problem, but the program refuses to let me stop the disc in progress and continue with the next disc. Any ideas? "Ignor" and "ignor all" both still lock the program up, and if I kill the process, I lose the whole job.

 

At least with the sound editor procedure I could continue manually. one disc at a time.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Jack

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I have found a cd that has too much damage to let the caprture finish, and I am at a loss as to how to make the program continue with perhaps some loss of material.

 

I'm not aware of any ripping program that lets you continue ripping when it encounters a read error!

 

Do you know any that will?

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I have had the situation where a bad portion of a disc ruined or aborted the processing of the last few tracks, but with the fully manual approach I can join the tracks that were successfully read and then save the combined disc portion to a wav file. Then I go on to the next disc in the set. There is some loss of material, but in a complete book the impact is usually acceptably small.

 

What I want is to be able to recover from a bad read without losing the entire set of discs.

Jack

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For damaged sets, use the old method.

 

Do you clean the disc before trying to use them? If the discs are damaged or dirty, they were probably used before your attempts. There are several cleaners - I have used Memorex Optifix Pro to clean discs that had enough crud to cause them to stutter. There are other disc cleaners out there.; Google for them. Some do wear the disc but since you are trying to copy them it may not be an issue.

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