Different Offset Readings Help
Any ideas on why 3 CD's all in the database return different offset readings.
Miles Davis Kind of Blue +97
Queen Greatest Hits 2 +364
Eric Clapton Unplugged +1598
All these CD's have the correct disc number on the middle underside circle
CDR drive is a Ricoh MP7163A although not in user listings similar Ricoh's return an offset of +97 ""same has one of mine""
While writing many CD's from local database are incorrect..example
Rolling Stones Hot Rocks Disc2 becomes...
CD TITLE 2. Decemberski Koncert Revije Manager
ARTIST Simfoniki RTV Slovenija
If query is made via FREEDB.ORG then correct info is achieved..
This also happens with Nero..
EAC looks a great program,and before leaving beginner mode I copied and burnt a cd with no problems.So these are just questions..
Who am I to gripe.
Thanks for link.
I have downloaded the database at freedb.org,when some disc are inserted I get wrong information returned..If I then allow EAC to check online at any of the freedb servers,I get the correct information.I have found Nero to do the same thing,is the downloaded database any different to the online version.????..If all of this is down to the ID of a disc like you stated for the reference disc for testing offset..HOW come gracenote never has this problem with bouncing back wrong titles and spelling mistakes...
My guess Freedb is user submitted and not checked unlike its commercial counterpart..This doesn't account for the varying titles of a local freedb versus online..
You cleared this up for me too...
I was getting pissed that I had 5 identical CD's that never gave the same offset. I settled on the combined offset so I see that will do me just fine
Combined offset: For me anyways..
TDK VeloCD 12/10/32 = +69
TDK VeloCD 32/10/40B = +6
I have the same problem with the freedb local database. Online I get correct results, from local database I sometimes get wrong info. I found that the disc id's in the local database appeare more than once.
I don't seem to have this problem... EAC just plain refuses to recognize any CD I put in the drive. I've tried at least 10 CD's that are in that one list, but it ALWAYS says that it's not found in the database. I'm not sure why this is.. does EAC differentiate between different pressings of the same disc? From what I've read about it, it does not. (which is why they give you the serial # on the list) Anyone know possible reasons why it won't work?