Well, I’m having a rather energetic day today.
I recently bought a couple of used CDs (Matchbox 20 & Joe Cocker) and a couple of days ago I got round to ripping them to my NAS.
Put the first one in the Apple Superdrive, fired up dBpoweramp. Usual metadata appeared on the the screen, and I started a secure rip. Stuck at 1%. After a couple minutes I clicked on cancel and tried to eject the disc. No joy. Tried all sorts of things, but eventually powered off and restarted with my finger on the eject button on the keyboard.
Got out my external LG drive (which I keep for recalcitrant CDs) and tried again. Same story!
My first thought was "b*gger, I’ll have to play the CD and record it onto my KorgM2 then do some tedious editing using Audacity
Picked up the second CD (sorry, can’t remember which order I was using them in!), and that was even worse. The Apple drive wouldn’t eject, and had to go through the rigmarole of forced ejection. Same story with the LG external drive.
So that was 2 rogue CDs. I have since successfully easily ripped another CD just to check. (I keep the CDs in boxes in the loft).
So, 2 “rogue” CDs in a row. Bl**dy annoying.
Currently I have unboxed my Naim CDS (CDPS is heavy), needed to replace one of the "feet on the puck. I’ve had this player since Naim first started making them! Hooked it up to the 552 and it’s currently playing the Joe Cocker while I record it onto the Korg M2. I did think of just using the Oppo 103 as the CD player source, but it was disappointing. Currently recording is Joe Cocker “I Who Have Nothing” - really great guitar solo by Jeff Beck.
The (b)light of my life is demanding that I clear up the Naim boxes immediately. I’m not cooperating. They’re not in the way (on the floor of my study). I’ll pack it all away when I’ve finished the recordings. CDS sounds great, BTW! I’d leave it permanently connected to the rest of the system, but don’t have the space to accommodate it (sigh)