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Burning good quality music CD's

#1kemPhReAkPosted 10/12/2013 7:02:06 PM
Hey all,

I'm looking to burn some CD's so save the original's integrity (wear n tear). I've tried burning high quality MP3's but when I play them into my car's CD player, there is noticable difference in tones and overall quality of the music in comparison to the original music CD.

Now has anyone burned a FLAC album as an audio CD? Tomorrow I'll find out if ripping/burning a CD image (cue/bin format for those interested) will work well.

Anyways, please share some thoughts and suggestions. I really want to use copies of CD's rather than the originals since I'm so paranoid on scratches and things.


tl;dr How can I rip/burn CD's with lossless quality?
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#2WerdnAndreWPosted 10/12/2013 7:45:53 PM(edited)
Burning a CD should be a lossless conversion unless the software is doing something weird with the files. Have you tried playing the CD on your pc to compare with the mp3?
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#3wizardmonPosted 10/12/2013 7:45:50 PM
What I do personally, is rip the CD as cue/bin, mount it, and then rip the mounted copy to FLAC.
For whatever reason, it saves 50~ minutes and doesn't occasionally fail a song's rip. I use Foobar2000 to rip the files with the FLAC encoder from here.
http://www.rarewares.org/lossless.php#flac-bundle-x64
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#4urtvPosted 10/12/2013 8:07:34 PM
i doubt you will hear a difference unelss your car's cd player and speakers are from the equivalent of the portable/home hi-fi companies
#5DaedalusExPosted 10/12/2013 8:17:54 PM
Get this: http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/index.php/resources/download/

Follow these guides: http://blowfish.be/eac/
#6daemon_danPosted 10/12/2013 8:33:45 PM(edited)
WerdnAndreW posted...
Burning a CD should be a lossless conversion unless the software is doing something weird with the files. Have you tried playing the CD on your pc to compare with the mp3?


mp3 ALWAYS has loss. Don't rip and burn them in MP3 format.
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#7ShubPosted 10/12/2013 8:49:47 PM
kemPhReAk posted...
tl;dr How can I rip/burn CD's with lossless quality?


Rip them properly (use EAC and follow the setup guide on blowfish.be posted earlier), and don't use a lossy codec. That's all there is to it.
If you're just going to play them in your car's CD player, I doubt that it supports FLAC, so really, all you need to do is do a 1:1 copy of your original...
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#8fallenswordsPosted 10/12/2013 8:53:48 PM
lower the burn speed.
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#9Combo MasterPosted 10/13/2013 3:06:07 AM
Doesn't answer your question but it is much better to hook up an ipod to your car speakers than still playing cd's.

OO wait here now is the answer to your question.

http://www.poweriso.com/tutorials/burn-flac-to-cd.htm
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#10reincarnator07Posted 10/13/2013 5:50:25 AM
The problem is you're ripping the CDs in MP3 format. Even the best MP3s are poor compared to a CD. Converting them back to WAV or another CD quality format doesn't restore the data lost by ripping to MP3.
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