I want to rip CD’s to my Nucleus. I have been searching for an good quality optical drive to work with my Nucleus. I only find obscure Chinese brands. Has anyone a suggestion for a good quality external optical drive that rips good quality wav / files?
Be advised the roon ripping process has some issues. When it stops working remove the usb cable and power cycle the NUC/Nucleus then reconnect the USB cable. It should work again until the next occurrence then rinse and repeat. Don’t think this issue has been resolved yet, maybe with Roon OS 2.0 whenever that is released.
That is why I mentioned ripping on another machine then using drag and drop to move the files to the Nucleus. I use dbpoweramp on my W10 Laptop at least until the issue with Roon ripping is resolved.
I’m new to cd ripping with Nucleus. I read about it and the automated process appealed to me. As I understand there are some serious drawbacks. After your and Mike’s advice I decided not to pursue it further. I will rip cd’s with my Mac.
As Robert said, I also rip everything on my PC directly over the network to the internal storage in my Nucleus. I think as long as your Nucleus is connected via ethernet it should work fine. Once it’s in the Nucleus, Roon has been able to recognize everything so far. As mentioned above, I use dBPoweramp which supplies the metadata making it easy for Roon to recognize.
EAC should work just fine. It’s just a little overkill for me. Plus every time I’ve gone to download it, my AV says it’s infected with a virus. I’ve used it in the past and it worked quite well at the time. I don’t remember if it has AccurateRip. dBPoweramp does.