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RE: Ripping with dBpoweramp

Thanks for your response.

Which version of dbpoweramp ripper have you got? Where is this facility?

CDs are 16 bit. You can't rip one directly to any higher bit depth. You could upsample one to a higher bit depth ( this is actually just adding digital zeros as there is no creation of more data) and copy thsi to your music database but dbpoweramp ripper does not have an upsampling algorithm. So I am puzzled. Are you looking not at the ripper but at one of the conversion programs ( Music Converter, Batch Converter) that are bundled with it?

Edit: And I am wrong. See the posting below with Roseval.

One other issue with a rip at a different bit depth to the original is that you then cannot use Accurate Rip to verify the rip which is one of the big plus points of dbpoweramp.

My advice in any case is not to rip except on a 1:1 basis for data. Upsampling or other DSP processes can produce artifacts that may become wearisome after a time. Furthermore technology changes so what may look like a good idea now won't necessarily be so in the future. In any case ripping to 32 bit may limit you to a small range of replay hardware.

So make your master rips a straight copy of the CDs. Then you can make a copy of the rips and play around with those to your heart's content without having to re-rip everything when you may decide that e.g. upsampling or whatever, is not for you.

BTW, Since my earlier posting I have experimented with FLAC in uncompressed mode. As before I cannot hear any degradation using level 5 compared to the original CD. In fact it sounds a bit better . However using no compression seems to sound even better. Bugger! Incidentally not so much better that I want to re-rip my compressed files.

And don't forget to make backups.

Edits: 03/20/17 03/20/17

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