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ArveS

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  1. What I don't understand is that: 1) If the cd player or dvdrw disc/software are not equipped with hdcd detection/encoding then, a hdcd cd should still play back like a normal cd. Is this correct? 2) If the hdcd cd is recognized as such the rip software will display or log this information. (this does not occur) This gives me the impression that a distorted output should not occur under any circumstances. Why then is it only hdcd cd's that sounds distorted when played back on my laptop ?( but still play smoothless in my cd player in my stereo )
  2. I have tried to rip my HDCD as lossles Wav file. When playback via streaming the sound is still distorted, as they also are if I play the HDCD cd's directly from my laptop. In PBPoweramp I also get information after the hdcd cd is read, that it is not in Accuratezip database.
  3. Well, I will continue to rip my cd's to flac files and see how many cd's that can not be handled by the internal dvdrw drive. The dwdrw in my laptop has designation GUE1N.
  4. I just want to inform you that I have had my HP laptop into service at retailer. They conclude that the optical disk in the HP laptop HP15BW021N0 are not able to read audio compact discs coded in HDCD format.
  5. That may be so, I guess there must be something wrong with the optical drive or driver, even though it is only audio cd with HDCD encoding that the optical drive can not handle correctly. It is not any problem reading other media from the optical drive, for instance photos,videos or non hdcd encoded music. I think I will bring my laptop in for service and demonstrate the problem,(now they are temporarely closed caused by local covid-19 restrictions ).
  6. Thanks for information about HDCD enccoding/setup in different audio encoding ssoftware. I just want to underline again that my problem is not directly about how to utilise the HDCD encoding to enhance the audio guality. My problem is that I have now 2 HDCD encoded cd's (Neil Young - Silver & Gold and Joni Mitchell - Don Juan's wrecklesss daughter) which causes distorted audio during playback from the dvd drive in my laptop. That also result in the same distorted audio on the ripped copies of the cd's. Both cd's are faultfree when played in the cd player on my stereo system. Have anyone ex
  7. Hi, I just want to emphasize first that the Neil Young CD in question sounds distorted when played back directly (before ripping) both in Windows Media player and in foobar2000. That’s leads me to think that neither detects this cd as HDCD and the result is destorted sound. ( I guess that is the expected resuIt if the player tries to play back a HDCD cd as a standard cd? ) I have ripped other Neil Young HDCD cd’s with success ( for instance Mirror Ball and Prairie Wind) though I was not aware that they were HDCD cd’s so I did not alter any settings regarding this). I just ripped them to
  8. Hi, Yes, the CD front label is marked with HDCD. How ever I have tried to rip the CD with DBPoweramp also. The CD does not pass the Accurate check. It seems that DBPowerAmp does neither detect the disc as a HDCD disk. I guess that's the reason why the sound is distorted during playback of the CD on the computer. ( The computer does not detect the CD as a HDCD disc and therefore all songs on the cd sounds distorted, while my CD player in my stereo system detect the CD as a HDCD cd and plays the entire cd correctly without distortion ). from DBPoweramp log: Tried to rip
  9. Thanks for replies. I have not tried DBPowerAmp yet. How ever it seems to me in that the hardware/software in my laptop will not detect this specific CD, (Neil Young - Silver & Gold), as a HDCD disc. It is a little bit strange since I have successfully ripped other HDCD discs to FLAC files with the same equipment and software, (for instance Neil Young's album Prairie Wind). For the moment I will keep this CD in my collection for playback via the CD player in my stereo system instead :) I guess I could use DBPoweramp to tell me if the CD is recognised as a HDCD cd? (but if the proble
  10. Hi, I am in the process of ripping my cd’s using Windows Media player, version 12 on a laptop with Windows 10. I have some CD’s which are decoded in HDCD format, for instance Neil Young’s album Silver & Gold. When I try to playback this CD on the computer with WMP, it sounds scrambled/distorted. It sounds good on the CD player in my home stereo system. I have read that Windows media Player support HDCD cd’s and a HDCD symbol should lit up in the player to indicate HDCD media. That does not happen. The result is that both playback of audio cd and ripped cd in FLAC or Wav format have di
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