I am currently using JRiver23 to rip CDs to FLAC 44.1, 16bit


(Robert Imhoff) #1

Is there a better way for an audible improvement? I have a large CD collection. what is the ultimate way to rip them into useable files for Roon?


(simon arnold) #2

Rips are rips you can’t improve sq of a rip only ensure its error free e.g. no skips or jumps. The consensus for accurate rips is to use dbpoweramp as it uses accurarip which is a database of exact rips so it does a checksum to compare. If you have error free rips with jriver why change?


(Henry) #3

DBPoweramp is popular but it isn’t free and other programmes can do what it does for free (or a donation of your choosing) albeit a little bit less user friendly. I use Exact Audio Copy and it has retrieved rips from otherwise unplayable CD’s on the odd occasion I have had damaged or off centre CD’s. You can set it for speed or accuracy and it accesses the AccurateRip database to confirm good rips.


#4

If you have or can assemble a PC with say 3-5 CD/DVD/BR drives you’d do well to get dbpoweramp’s batch ripper to rip the lot concurrently and slash ripping time. No way I’d have gotten through all my CD’s without it.


#5

The big advantage of DBPoweramp over JRiver is the ability to use accurate rip. This allows a 1 pass rip if the result is consistent with other rips in the database. JRiver always uses 2 passes to get a secure rip and takes twice as long.

I’ve used both extensively. The only difference is speed. Sound quality is the same.

Also JRiver uses its own metadata (YABB I think it’s called). It’s not as extensive as the choices available elsewhere.

If I had thousands of CDs to rip - I’d definitely get DBPoweramp.


(Mike O'Neill) #6

I used JRiver to rip my original set of cds

Never noticed it particularly slow, also I have never noticed any sound issues

Mike


(Robert Imhoff) #7

Thank You, Everybody. There always seems to be something new, or a better way. But it seems that JRiver is ok for getting the best quality rip, as long as its working, which I believe it is. I was posting, in case there was some new upsampling, or other method that would yield audible improvements. Evidently not- Wheew! That saves me lots of time! Rob


(Rudi) #8

+1 for dbpoweramp, because of accuraterip. It will tell you if the rip is not accurate. Inaccurate rips happen every now and then. Cleaning the CD then usually helps.
jRiver is a great media player platform, but its ripping engine does not check integrity of the rip with accuraterip afaik.