[Ardour-Users] Experience? Rework an external 44.1 KHz 16 bit recording

Paul Winkler slinkp at gmail.com
Thu Aug 19 08:21:40 PDT 2010

On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 08:28:30AM -0400, Joe Hartley wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Aug 2010 13:13:37 +0200
> Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:
> > 1. Did somebody note serious differences for a ripped WAV compared to
> A "ripped" WAV is simply a copy of the binary digits on the CD.  Unless there's
> a change in format (to MP3, for example), your file will be identical.  Any
> other method will introduce extra digital->analog and analog->digital 
> conversions, which can only degrade the signal.

S/PDIF transfer is digital, no analog involved.

I guess any difference between S/PDIF and ripping a CD would come down
to any difference in error correction between the CD player and the
ripping program.  I don't know anything about that.


Paul Winkler

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