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I built a box that contains 8 optical drives. I haves hundreds of CDs to rip to FLAC. Anyone know of software that will rip 8 CDs at a time?
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Eight instances of CDeX.
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Eight instances of CDeX.

Thank you.
Works like a charm.
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  • Secure Ripping: regarded as the securest of the secure, from the inventors of AccurateRip,
  • PerfectMeta uses 5 providers: AMG, GD3, SonataDB, MusicBrainz and freedb,
  • High resolution Album Art,
  • Don't just rip your CDs, AccurateRip them!

NOTE: As one wise professional something once stated, I am ignorant & childish, with a mindset comparable to 9/11 troofers and wackjob conspiracy theorists. so don't take anything I say as advice...
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  • Secure Ripping: regarded as the securest of the secure, from the inventors of AccurateRip,
  • PerfectMeta uses 5 providers: AMG, GD3, SonataDB, MusicBrainz and freedb,
  • High resolution Album Art,
  • Don't just rip your CDs, AccurateRip them!

meh. CDeX has decent error correction and is free. Can you even run multiple instances of your forty dollar solution?
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meh. CDeX has decent error correction and is free. Can you even run multiple instances of your forty dollar solution?

yep, and it can even work with those robotic loaders/unloaders...

and considering just how crappy the Audio CD spec is (ie up to 20% Bit Error Rate,etc) decent error correction just isn't good enough...

if $40 is just too much for you, then the best free CD ripping option is EAC.

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yep, and it can even work with those robotic loaders/unloaders...

and considering just how crappy the Audio CD spec is (ie up to 20% Bit Error Rate,etc) decent error correction just isn't good enough...

if $40 is just too much for you, then the best free CD ripping option is EAC.

Looks promising.
I downloaded it and I'll play with it later.
You can really rip a lot of CDs quickly with 8 drives. It's actually hard to keep up with them!
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FWIW, No matter what software you end up liking best, the one most important thing is to make sure all the metadata is is correct... metadata is probably one of the most important things, every player/device/etc uses it in one way or another...
it really sucks to get through like a 100 CD's only to find out later that you need to go back and manually fix a bunch of crap...

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FWIW, No matter what software you end up liking best, the one most important thing is to make sure all the metadata is is correct... metadata is probably one of the most important things, every player/device/etc uses it in one way or another...
it really sucks to get through like a 100 CD's only to find out later that you need to go back and manually fix a bunch of crap...

True that. I usually use FREEDB but for the occasional obscure album I use WinAmp and Gracenote.
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FWIW, No matter what software you end up liking best, the one most important thing is to make sure all the metadata is is correct... metadata is probably one of the most important things, every player/device/etc uses it in one way or another...
it really sucks to get through like a 100 CD's only to find out later that you need to go back and manually fix a bunch of crap...

I've done this before, this is just a small part of my collection. Mostly things I bought to fill out missing pieces of my CD collection over the past few months.

I don't know what's "right", but I try to keep the metadata as consistent as possible. I don't understand where labeling the artist as first name last name came from, or worse yet why composer is first name last name, so I change that as I go along. Really do you ever really want to listen to some Wolfgang? Genre can also be all over the map, so I try to make it consistent with my library.

Frankly, I pleased if the song titles are right! I really hate it when some bozo titles the songs Artist-Song name, or has typos in them.

I also loath ripping classical music, almost everything is wrong with the metadata and titles more often then not.
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I've long liked EAC, but it is slow. I tend to use Creative Mediasource because 1) I have it, 2) I've had it for just about forever in various versions), 3) It is simple and quick. I use it because I have an old Creative Zen, but I would not purchase just the software.
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