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Windows 7: Ripping in HDCD

29 Dec 2012   #1
jbili

windows 7
 
 
Ripping in HDCD

Hello all and a Happy New Year to everyone.
I have alot of cds that are recorded in HDCD. I would like to back these up on my computer and if needed burn them to a new cd. Is there a plugin or a way to do this and preserve the HDCD capabilities. If I'm not mistaken regular windows media player will not do this. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks


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30 Dec 2012   #2
pincushion

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Happy New Year

The few HDCDs I have were ripped on an older XP system that I still have running but I think the HD was probably lost during the ripping - using Windows Media Player at 320 Kb. Seemed to be some of the older CDs I bought.

Perhaps someone will come up with a solution though?

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30 Dec 2012   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Are these factory CDs and what format are they now in?
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30 Dec 2012   #4
jbili

windows 7
 
 

They are factory cds mainly by the Grateful Dead
Recorded in HDCD
I own them and would like to back them up in case of breakage etc.
Thanks
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30 Dec 2012   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

No problem, I was trying to understand HDCD. I have read that is is a recording method, now owned by MS, that attempted to make "better than CD quality audio" and discontinued ~2008.


I found this CUETools wiki which is supposed to do it. Use the links on the left to find out more.
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30 Dec 2012   #6
jbili

windows 7
 
 

Thanks just what I was looking for
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31 Dec 2012   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome glad to help.
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09 Jan 2013   #8
Michael123a

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I know some dvd ripper can rip dvd to video for back up. but as for CD, I can't figure out the way. by the way. how do you manage it? I would like to learn how to do it. thanks in advance.
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