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Best drive for ripping audio CDs?

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Do all drives (rom, rw, bd) rip CDs with the same results? (i.e. bit perfect)

Also, is the Windows media player a good program to rip CDs with?

Thanks.
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what format do you wanna rip the cd's into??
    
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As long as the drive has a decent speed and it doesn't skip on you then you should be set!

Even if its old, it shouldn't affect your ripping audio quality.. at worst, it'll just take longer to rip your content.

Windows Media Player is fine as long as you set up your settings the way you want.
It should have no problem handling mp3 @ 320 kbps.
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Why does that matter? doesn't the compression happen after the ripping?
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it matters because you asked what program to use to rip....
    
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Originally Posted by Anton338;12783578 
As long as the drive has a decent speed and it doesn't skip on you then you should be set!

Even if its old, it shouldn't affect your ripping audio quality.. at worst, it'll just take longer to rip your content.

Windows Media Player is fine as long as you set up your settings the way you want.
It should have no problem handling mp3 @ 320 kbps.

I actually meant for archival purposes, stored as WMAL files.

http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Comparison_of_CD_rippers

According to this wiki,
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New rippers with secure ripping facilities have emerged in recent years, and it is now difficult to judge compared to some years ago when the only answer was Exact Audio Copy (EAC).
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Originally Posted by Popple;12783592 
I actually meant for archival purposes, stored as WMAL files.

http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Comparison_of_CD_rippers

According to this wiki,

Well if you wanna rip to wmal you have to use wmp now dont ya...
    
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Well if you wanna rip to wmal you have to use wmp now dont ya...

No, because you can compress them after they have been ripped.

I'm asking are all modern ripping programs and drives equal in terms of getting a bit perfect result.
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you are too confusing for me.... any drive will do and use whatever ripping program you want.
    
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