Post by Andrew Clarke Post by number_six
So far bronzed discs in my collection are about one per thousand
Still it is vexing to encounter one
Latest is a used copy of Haydn Sym 22, 63,80 by Orpheus CO
It came up in my queue but was obviously compromised
I just ordered another used copy
When you get it, why not rip it? Then you've got an archival copy in
case anything goes wrong with the disc.
In my experience, CDs that started to bronze are more playable
on a CD player than on a computer drive. I've got a few that
the last tracks cannot be detected by computer but play on
a CD Player. I've made several back-ups where the resultant
rips were worse playing than the original CD in a player. My
guess is that optical drives spin too fast so are less able to
track a bronzing CD. I have not thought to try to play damaged
CDs in a DVD player so don't know about that.
Now it seems like the poster discovered it by listening to
to it already ripped. There's a chance that the CD plays
perfectly in a plain CD Player. Personally, I don't trust my
rips until I hear the complete result and I do not rip until
I've listened to my CDs first on a CD Player.