I have a hard time using Linux' built-in tools to rip an audio cd (sound juicer, rhythmbox). The reason likely being my drive, which vibrates a lot and cannot read the disk continuously. Playing the disk in any audio player results in short pauses and stutter-y playback. Ripping the CD results in noticeable artefacts. I would have thought there's some validation going on in those tools, say for example a buffer that's save to convert, but apparently that's not the case and data is converted as comes from the drive. This phenomenon occurred on several cds to different extent.
To work around the drive, I copied the .wav files over to disk (using thunar file browser). To double check if at least that worked, I found the location of the CD files,
cd'd into that directory and used
diff to compare the first file to the copied on in my music directory:
/run/user/1000/gvfs/cdda:host=sr0$ diff Track\ 1.wav ~/Music/Artist/Album/Track\ 1.wav Binary files Track 1.wav and /home/me/Music/Artist/Album/Track 1.wav differ
Ok, so they are different. Why is this the case? How can I copy the file correctly without getting a different one? Or is the problem with my verification? Is
diff a valid way to to compare the two files?
Ideally, I'd love to just rip a CD to flac files renamed to match the track titles like sound juicer would do, but more reliably.