Audiocatalyst: help required



I have recently installed win xp pro. I want use audiocatalyst to rip a cd an ASPI mode i can only select ANALOG mode. Is there somethong in windows I can change to allow me to use the ASPI funtion?

Electronic Punk

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You need to install the ASPI layer, if it is not already available in our downloads section, I will add it later on today.


Just a suggestion.

Audiocatalyst is not all that good at the job its doing.

As a recommendation, try one of these programs.

CDex is user friendly as it includes all the necessary things as one whole package rather than making the user download different packages.

I recommend using CDex with Ogg Vorbis on Quality Setting 6.

CDex Homepage

The slightly more advanced (and the best) is Exact Audio Copy (EAC).

It does a 100%(or as close to it depending on the quality of your CD) copy of the music that is on the CD. Audiocatalyst doesn't do a very good job of it (slight problems here and there...)

EAC coupled with LAME or Ogg Vorbis is a potent mix.
LAME is a mp3 codec which is by far the superior codec available atm.
Use the r3mix settings for a high quality rip.
Latest LAME binaries
Ogg Vorbis is a Open Source, 100% license free music standard that is on par with mp3. Its starting to gain some fan base but not quite the same amount as mp3 =P.
Ogg Vorbis on Quality Setting 6 is the same as LAME r3mix settings. avg 192kbps.
Ogg Vorbis

If you or anyone else wants help with this stuff feel free to drop a line =)


audiocatalyst rox my box.. i think that program rips ass, ive never had a prob, going to xp installed the aspi layer from adaptec and ripped away.. rippin songs at 10secs a pop is pretty sweet, but ive used it for ages so im pretty bias, i think wmp8/9 with the mp3 addin rox aswell, actually i use that more often these days