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Tutorial: Rip CD-quality digital audio

Use dBpoweramp to rip lossless digital files

Step 3: If you're an audio purist, you'll want accurate copies of your CDs. Each time you rip a CD, AccurateRip compares your results with the results other people obtained for the same disc. It can also verify your recording and flag up any problems, many of which can be resolved by cleaning the CD.

Rip lossless audio: Step 3

Step 4: The final tab on the dBpoweramp configurator offers Music Converter options. Choose Advanced for options such as adjusting the track-listing details that display. You're now ready to start ripping your CDs. Go to Start, dBpoweramp, dBpoweramp CD Ripper. You'll be prompted to insert a CD.

Rip lossless audio: Step 4

Step 5: Insert a disc and you'll be asked whether you wish to add your CD-ripping results to the AccurateRip database. Click to accept, then allow AccurateRip to calibrate your disc writer. This takes a few moments. You'll then get a message telling you it's been successful, and asking you to rip a CD as a test.

Rip lossless audio: Step 5

Step 6: Next, you'll want to check that the meta-tagging features are enabled so you don't have to manually enter track information. Click the Meta button in the top menu, then right-click ‘Retrieve From' in the drop-down list. Select an online database. We've chosen All Media Guide.

Rip lossless audio: Step 6

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