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Old 2020-04-30, 05:15 AM
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Re: Ripping from CD(R)

If you have WAV files on the disc, it's not a "Red Book" CD. It's a DATA disc.

A simple file copy of WAV files from disc to PC using the Operating System Copy/Paste just copies the ones and zeros and leaves you with duplicate files. This is not "ripping" a CD.

A Red Book CD does not have WAV files upon it, so the ripping software is needed to convert the data stream on the CD, which does not correspond directly to a PC file format, into a file of some type. It's a conversion process, not a file copy.
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