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I just downloaded Express Rip, and have been ripping CDs over the holiday. I am consistently seeing three problems.

 

1) Some of the CDs that I try to rip (all of them today so far) pop up an error message: "The disk you have inserted in the selected drive is not a proper audio CD (i.d. the files are not of .cda format). there is no guarantee that Express Rip will be able to properly rip tracks from this disc." But they are commercially purchased CDs. And they seem to work anyway.

 

2) Ripped songs do not come with their ID3 tags loaded at all. Tags are blank. this is probably the most serious issue that I have with Express Rip.

 

3) About 1 in 10 CDs that I've tried to rip complains that it cannot access the freedb database. When that happens, that CD can NEVER access it, even though the rest of the CDs can. The error message is not that the CD is not listed in the database (unlikely in this case!), but that the database cannot be accessed. I would expect that error to affect ALL CDs or none of them. Not 1 in 10. Any ideas?

 

Thanks!

Evan

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Use the latest version available, several issues have been fixed regarding the freedb access. The reason for no tags is likely that the CD is not in the database or that the freedb server didn't respond with the information correctly.

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I just downloaded Express Rip, and have been ripping CDs over the holiday. I am consistently seeing three problems.

 

1) Some of the CDs that I try to rip (all of them today so far) pop up an error message: "The disk you have inserted in the selected drive is not a proper audio CD (i.d. the files are not of .cda format). there is no guarantee that Express Rip will be able to properly rip tracks from this disc." But they are commercially purchased CDs. And they seem to work anyway.

 

2) Ripped songs do not come with their ID3 tags loaded at all. Tags are blank. this is probably the most serious issue that I have with Express Rip.

 

3) About 1 in 10 CDs that I've tried to rip complains that it cannot access the freedb database. When that happens, that CD can NEVER access it, even though the rest of the CDs can. The error message is not that the CD is not listed in the database (unlikely in this case!), but that the database cannot be accessed. I would expect that error to affect ALL CDs or none of them. Not 1 in 10. Any ideas?

 

Thanks!

Evan

 

I am having similar problems with Express Rip accessing FreeDB as well. I have several CD's the software ripped fine, but it would not get CD info from neither Freedb or Musicbrainz. Yet, with Media Monkey, time after time, had no problem getting info from Freedb for the same exact CD. The CD's that failed are all CD+R copies (I have no -R) and with 3 completely different makes and model newer cd/dvd drives. I received the following message. "The operation failed when trying to access the Freedb internet server. Check if you are connected to the internet. You can also try using the alternate server....". I wonder if Express Rip is not waiting long enough, or not retrying after soft read errors from the CD before quitting and then never actually attempting to access the data base. I would however expect a different error message.

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