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post #1 of 7 Old 11-20-2018, 10:59 AM - Thread Starter
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Copying hi-rez audio

I first got started in hi-rez/multichannel audio when I purchased my first SACD and DVD-A discs. I had been copying my CDs to my computer, both for convenience and for backup, but I learned that I couldn't do this with the SACD and DVD-A discs, because (at least for the SACDs), Sony hadn't allowed any SACD computer drives nor the copying of their proprietary files. So I gave up. Now, in reading the threads here, I think that what I want is possible, so could someone explain how, etc.?

On a related note, I've been looking for purchasing digital tracks, but am unsure of what format to get. Looking at one source, available formats include ALAC, DSD, FLAC, MP3, and WAV. Which is preferred, and why? I'm inclined to favor FLAC, when available.
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The only practical way to rip an SACD is with an Oppo BDP-103 or BDP-105 player and a networked PC. This will get you an ISO file of the disc which you can process with Foobar2000 or several other tools.



FLAC is your best option for files, since it reduces file size without losses and is near universally supported, offers use of meta-data and embedded images. Be aware that very few options exist for playback of multi-channel files in any format. So sometimes its prudent to start with considering your playback gear and work backward on the best format to use.
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In addition to the Oppo players the Sony BDP-S5100 can rip SACD's with a networked PC. You might be able to get one for around $50.
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Has anyone tried one of those services where you mail them your SACDs and they rip them for you? I don't need it myself, but I'm curious.
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You can also rip SACD's with a modded PS3 player. This was the original way to do it before the Oppo's were capable.
DVD-A's & Blu-Rays can be ripped using software on a PC.
All of these can be ripped to ISO's to make an exact bit for bit copy.

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Has anyone tried one of those services where you mail them your SACDs and they rip them for you? I don't need it myself, but I'm curious.
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