iTunes "Error Correction" when importing CDs - Drawbacks?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by m021478, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. m021478 macrumors 6502

    Nov 23, 2007
    Are there any drawbacks to enabling iTunes' option to "Use error correction when reading Audio CDs" in the import settings (other than ripping will simply take longer)?

    What I would really like to know is whether or not enabling this feature will in any way adversely affect the quality of CD rips I get?

  2. Lunchbox16 macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2008
    If anything it will make the rips better. Of course you'll get even better rips with EAC (PC) or XLD (Mac), but to avoid diginoise or any other problems it's probably a good idea to have the error correction turned on.
  3. Teej guy macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2007
  4. DaftUnion macrumors 6502a


    Feb 22, 2005
    Or you could use Max which is similiar to XLD and uses CD Paranoia for error correction which is way better than iTunes (this is only a big deal if you have heavily scratched CD's.)

    Max does pretty much the same thing as XLD, but in my personal opinion has a better looking/designed interface, is easier to use with less technical options such as pregaps and supports 20 different encoding options.

    If you decide to use iTunes instead, just leave error correction on all the time. It won't really affect your speed most of the time, and the times it does is probably where it is needed b/c your CD probably isn't in the best shape when is slows down.

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