|Has anyone done any test ...|
|Originally posted by Burke Strickland|
Any test besides listening? :>)
If the disc being copied has no flaws, then the computer-copied disc will sound the same as the original, whatever system you are playing them on. However, if the original has scratches, smudges, etcetera, then if you do a direct disc-to-disc bit-copy, the PC will faithfully copy those glitches into the data stream. Upon playback, skips or other problems can occur, with no error correction, since the error-ridden data stream is being played back faithfully. On the other hand, if you play the original disc and copy it "real time" as it is being played, the player will correct errors as much as possible and the corrected data stream is what will be copied. Takes longer, but gives a greater chance of rendering a truly playable disc instead of a coaster.
|I don't believe that is an accurate description of what happens.|