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Windows 7: Winamp - CD Noise when ripping

26 Dec 2009   #1

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
Winamp - CD Noise when ripping

Hi all
Got one of those "New fangled" music thingy's for XMAS
Am ripping loads of CD's to laptop computer and the device.

I notice on some CD's when ripping the CD makes a noise a bit like a Dentist's drill (Old fashioned kind) running.

Doesn't happen on all CD's -- and the quality of the rip doesn't seem to be affected.

Any info on what the noise is.


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26 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7/10 64 bit

Could be the CD's - if they are slightly warped. I get that on some commercial CD's and DVD's even when installing programs. Some of it is the higher read speeds of newer drives and it can be the drive itself - some drives and especially OEM drives can be noisy. I replaced the OEM drives in my Dell desktop and the new drives were noticeably quieter.
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29 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 8 Pro

What drive are you using?

Some drives offer "acoustic silencing" modes. Maybe check the manufacturers web site and see if they have that as a utility download.
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