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Ripping CDs

Overview



The innuOS music servers support two CD ripping modes: Automatic Mode and Assisted Mode. Our Music servers are shipped pre-configured for Automatic Mode so you can get started right away. In Automatic Mode, if all CD data can be found the CD will be stored in the Music Library, any CDs that can not be handled automatically (unknown, damaged or duplicated discs) will be stored in the Quarantine.
 If you just want to get started with ripping your CDs, skip ahead to the Automatic Mode section. Otherwise, continue reading about the available CD ripping options.

 
Changing CD ripping options
You can change all CD ripping options by going to the my.innuos.com Dashboard and selecting "Settings"
 
Dashboard with settings highlighted

Settings - CD ripper options


Changing the CD ripping file format

Your innuOS music server allows you to choose between storing ripped CDs in the FLAC file format or the WAV format.
FLAC ensures best compatibility with most music streamers and wireless speakers on the market so it is our recommended option. The music server uses FLAC with zero compression for the fastest decoding and best sound quality.
WAV provides fully uncompressed audio. It may or may not sound better on your system in comparison to FLAC. However, not all systems are compatible with the metadata contained on WAV (Sonos for example) and WAV files take up more storage space. This option is recommended for advanced users only.

Settings - Change CD ripper format



Changing the CD ripping speed


You can choose between ripping CDs in Quick Mode but with the system producing some audible vibration or ripping CDs in the slower Quiet Mode.
Note that changing the ripping speed only affects the time a CD takes to rip and has no impact on the ripping quality.
Use Quiet Mode if you like to listen to music while ripping (particularly at night). 

Settings - Change CD ripper speed

The following sections will address Automatic Mode and Assisted Mode in more detail.