The following options for playing CDs and DVDs are displayed in the Audio tab in the CD/DVD Drive Properties dialog box.
|Digital||Specifies that digital mode is used when
playing CDs or DVDs. Audio is sent to your speakers as digital
data. If your hardware does not support digital playback, analog
playback may be used even though Digital is selected.
You must click this option if you want to use the graphic equalizer or the SRS WOW settings.
|Use error correction||Specifies whether to correct anomalies in digital playback when listening to CDs or DVDs. Using error correction helps to minimize any minor noises that you can hear.|
|Analog||Specifies that analog mode is used when playing CDs or DVDs. Audio is sent to your speakers as analog data. When analog data is used, your equalizer and SRS WOW settings do not affect the audio playback.|
The following options for ripping CDs are displayed in the Audio tab in the dialog box.
|Digital||Specifies that digital mode is used when ripping
CDs. Click this option to listen to a CD while you are ripping
tracks to your computer, or if you have
Your hardware (CD-ROM drive and speakers) determines whether you are able to rip and listen to tracks using digital or analog audio. Select the settings that work best with your hardware.
If you notice hiccups or pops in the ripped audio files and your CD-ROM drive is a slower drive (single or double speed), click Analog instead.
|Use error correction||Specifies whether to use error correction when ripping tracks from a CD to your library. The error correction feature tries to fix problems that are caused when tracks are ripped to your computer. You may notice scratchy audio or pops in the tracks that you rip. Select this check box to help reduce any noise in the audio.|
|Analog||Specifies that analog mode is used when ripping
CDs. If your hardware does not support digital ripping, analog
ripping may be used instead.
If analog ripping is used, background sounds may be recorded.