When you are ripping a scratched CD with EAC ..

myusername

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In secure mode, EAC notifies you of possible errors and allows you to play a short sample of the portion with the error. If you cannot hear any glitches, do you figure "fsck it" and keep the rip, or do you polish the CD some more until the track extracts error free?

Edit: moot point, on this one, as it's looks like there was damage to the silver layer. Good thing it's not audible.
 

Viper GTS

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Toothpaste is a waste of your time.

Clean it good, if you really want to polish it get some metal polish. Takes a lot of time & effort to do right, usually you're just wasting time.

I usually ignore suspicious timing errors (or whatever they are), anything more & I try to get a better rip.

One thing I really dislike about EAC is it will run for DAYS on a scratched disc if you let it, & frequently crashes entirely discs it has trouble with.

Not an issue with my own music but ripping other people's discs can get annoying if they aren't anal about their CDs.

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Shawn

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I usually try to get the lowest number of errors possible, regardless of what it sounds like.