And now for a little geek...

Posted on Sun 22 January 2006 in geek

I made it back in more or less one piece from last night although I didn't make it to the planned Badminton session this afternoon. I have instead spent most of this morning trying to get to grips with ripping Moby's "Hotel" onto my machine. It seems the CD isn't actually an audio CD as it introduces deliberate errors into the audio stream. Although I can get cdparanoia to rip the disc there are audible glitches which I assume are related to the corrupted error checking codes. I know it must be possible to get a good copy out of the CD drive because after all its just data. I think the trick must lie in getting the raw data and then applying the same error correction code that a normal CD player does.