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      • vzctr
        Ah yeah, the link kinda left that open as well
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      • aidalgol
        I have bought three separate copies of a CD release, and every one fails to rip, with two separate drives. Could it be something about this release itself and not just the discs?
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      • crism
        aidalgol: it could be. Small-size runs (unmastered, just burned from a PC or industrially, but not mastered) are more likely to have problems ripping.
      • Especially if the problems show up toward the end of the disc.
      • aidalgol
        They're all over the disc. And this looks professionally done: https://www.discogs.com/release/877082-The-Donn...
      • Cheezmo_
        Pretty odd that something of that vintage would have trouble ripping. Are They CR-R?
      • aidalgol
        They looked pressed to me.
      • derwin
        the fact that it's enhanced is suggestive that might be the issue
      • what software are you using to rip?
      • aidalgol
        rubyripper
      • derwin
        btw : < vzctr> Stage names don't get sorted second name first, right?
      • vzctr
        👀
      • derwin
        my understanding was that stage names that are like real names get sorted like names
      • but that might be an incorrect understanding
      • crism
        aidalgol: silver look, or slightly bluish?
      • (It does seem likely mastered, but you know those punks with their DIY…)
      • Could just be a bad master, or you got 3 scratched-up copies. Try polishing them? IDK.
      • aidalgol
        crism: Silver, and it has Warner Music Group logo on the centre ring.
      • vzctr
        So under that convention it would be "Lamar, Kendrick" for sure, and "Ace Hood" for sure, but probably "Juelz Santana", "Action Bronson", and I assume "Rick Ross"
      • aidalgol
        Man, I can *not* manage to get a good rip of an Enhanced CD.
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      • I can't even *play* it with VLC.
      • I mean, it can play, but it's *really* scratchy.
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      • derwin
        Rick Ross is named after a real person
      • Lotheric
      • seems to be related to CD pressed by Warner Music Manufacturing Europe
      • aidalgol
        Oh, wow... Thanks for finding that!
      • Lotheric
      • warner was in a joint venture with sony bmg in 2002
      • you might have a rootkit
      • try linux
      • aidalgol
        Oh, I'm already on Linux. :D
      • Lotheric
        hmm
      • that's weird then
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      • aerozol
        @aidalgol, I guess try another ripping software and see what happens. There looks to be a perfect rip of that exact release on a *record scratch* website so it should be possible? Weird though
      • @Erin, sorry about that! I was just making sure edits weren't going to fail because of retaliatory voting or whatever and it doesn't let me approve without leaving a note :O
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      • Erin
        heh
      • i just found it amusing
      • well, after the heart attack 8b
      • finish this big 5 code test i was nervous about [even though it ended up being easy], it processes, i finally look up, and i see the gmail icon with 15 in the corner
      • aerozol
        haha great timing! congrats on the 'easy' test
      • Erin
        well
      • ...iono
      • interviews with big5 or faang or whatever you want to call rich people who run the world ... are annoying and exhausting and have never ended well for me
      • like, apparently having a google interviewer speechless due to some cleverness wont get you hired
      • i had github tell me "you passed the whole set, congratulations ... there were only two people at all that did ... so we're hiring the other one" -.-
      • or a ... lets just say big consulting company ... rejected me because i dont have experience with ... something i definitely have experience with [and they didnt ask]
      • i very much would like this particular one to lead to something for a lot of reasons ... but ... it's hard to get your hopes up with big companies
      • well, there's ... more concerns but this is not the place
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      • aerozol
        hard to know what's going on behind the scenes, I feel like often places already have someone earmarked but are required to interview
      • best of luck anyway!
      • aidalgol
        aerozol: I've even tried EAC, and it couldn't do it. I'm suspicious of those rips I'm finding.
      • aerozol
        Really interesting! I reckon the EAC forums (or similar) will give you more useful info
      • Since people on MB aren't really pro at ripping (as far as I know!)
      • donalhunt[m]
        Most of the big companies use feedback from multiple interviewers to decide who to hire. As long as there are no major red flags, you'll keep getting interviews for the role. Once they have feedback from 4-6 employees, they review and send the packet to a hiring committee who say yay/nay.
      • You're as much in the hands of the interviewers presenting a good case to hire you than anything. If they don't provide a good argument, you aren't getting hired. :(
      • Erin
        i still feel like "this person found a solution 3000 candidates and 200 employees missed" is a pretty compelling thing >.>
      • CatQuest
        aerozol: people of mb are totes pro at ripping ™ (idk I've seen discussions in this very chan about rippers etc "EAC" "cdparanoia")
      • i feelt dumb sayimg I use like itunes/wmp
      • aerozol
        I mean you shouldn't using those so :P
      • but yeah there's probably some pros hanging out!! I should never underestimate the wide swathe of nerdery that MB caters to :O
      • p.s. good night all
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      • CatQuest
        ಠ_ಠ "you shouldn't using those"
      • i should be using exactly whateverthefuck tool i want ot use, thnaks
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      • atj
        suggestions for "played by" as a credit? just "performer"?
      • reosarevok
        Probably, if nothing else is known
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      • aerozol
        CatQuest: Except those ones > < jk jk
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      • SothoTalKer
        aidalgol: CDs have a very thin top layer with label stuff etc. it might be possible that the label side is damaged, while the bottom looks clean
      • kepstin
        yeah, the actual data on a CD is in the top layer, right under the printed label.
      • SothoTalKer
        other than that, if they are indeed copy protected, it should be shown somewhere with a label/sticker or a missing compact disc logo
      • kepstin
        (on DVDs the data is in the middle sandwiched between two thin plastic layers, and on blu-ray the data layer is on the bottom of the disc)
      • SothoTalKer
        DVDs made the right choice :D
      • kepstin
        if you've ever heard of some manufacturer selling a "blu-spec cd", that just means they made the CD using the new harder lacquer material developed for protecting the bottom of blu-ray disks from scratching.
      • no audio difference, might be marginally less vulnerable to scratches on the top of the disc :)
      • SothoTalKer
        who buys CDs today? :>
      • kepstin
        ... me? :)
      • SothoTalKer
        anyway, if you are on windows and have a proper drive for audio extraction like some 15 year old plextor drives, you can try something like https://github.com/saramibreak/DiscImageCreator...
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      • kepstin
        huh. interesting, both the plextor drives i have are on that list :) all the audio cds i have rip using normal tools tho.
      • ev
        kepstin: the most amusing thing about shm-cd, blu-spec CD etc is they're actually more brittle than normal CDs
      • and the SHM-SACDs have a green label at the top, taking the sharpie-round-disc-rim myth to the extreme
      • kepstin
        makes sense, it's a material which is designed to maintain shape of the smaller pits/lands of the bluray format, so harder/less flexible might be the tradeoff for that.
      • ev
        well, there's only negatives here because they are more expensive and brittle, with no discernible difference in the data on the thing
      • kepstin
        i think i might have 1 or 2 shm-cds, but that's only because the albums in question weren't available on standard cd formats.
      • SothoTalKer
        kepstin: well, that tool was created for other purposes, but it is possible to use it to copy audio CDs aswell: http://wiki.redump.org/index.php?title=CD_Dumpi...
      • usually an image gets created and you can use something like isobuster or a virtual drive to do the ripping - or just manually add a wave header :D
      • if you use EAC and that works fine for you, no need for DIC
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      • G0d
        Hi Folks, trying to add an album and it says 'You must enter a title and select an artist for every track.' Titles are added, all Artist entries are light grey other than 1 which has green background
      • As a new release in to musicbrainz that is
      • atj
        G0d: the green background means that you have assigned a valid artist from the database. Is it a various artist release?
      • G0d
        No album featuring others in colaboration
      • atj
        Are you importing the release using a userscript or adding it manually?
      • G0d
        Trying manually through the site
      • atj
        OK, well using a userscript will save you a lot of time
      • Anyway, on the "Release Information" tab, you have entered "Gerry Driver" right?
      • (in the artist field)
      • G0d
        Yeh also green
      • atj
        OK, go to the "Tracklist tab" and click the Edit button next to the artist column
      • You need each artist field in the tracklist tab to have a green background
      • G0d
        Ahh
      • atj
        Are you adding featuring artist credits for each track?
      • G0d
        Yeh, I've fixed them all now and that is now submitted, thanks
      • atj
        can you give me a link to the release so I can check it? :)
      • G0d