Why do my books skip?
February 17, 2009 8:10 AM Subscribe
Why can my mac (macbook pro) not rip audiobook CDs without skipping near the end?
posted by arniec to computers & internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I love audiobooks, but I hate carrying around CDs. Best solution for me? Buy CDs, rip them using iTunes "Join Tracks" feature, put on iPod and go.
However I have a constant problem ripping audiobook CDs (all of which run close to the full 70 minutes available on a CD). Near the end of the CD I end up with skips, audible artifacting, and sometimes completely un-listen-able audio.
It is always near the end of the CD, though the point at which the problems come in may vary. It may be as early as 50 minutes in a 70 minute CD or as late as 65.
I'm importing the CDs using Apple Lossles Encoder. I have tried both with and without error correction when reading Audio CDs.
I don't seem to get this problem at all with Audio CDs, no matter their length. It's just an audiobook problem (perhaps audiobooks aren't pressed at the same quality? I don't know...)
I was hoping someone might be able to offer a suggestion, or if this is a known issue.
I'm using my MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Core Duo Intel system (4GB RAM, 360GB 5400RPM hard drive), so 2 models back from the current. I'm using the internal Superdrive for the reading (are there any known problems with this drive? Might I do better with a USB 2.0 external drive?)