Perfect Digital Audio Extraction

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AccurateRip furthers Audio CD ripping by verifying ripped tracks against an Internet database, making sure they are error free.

AccurateRip is the only Audio CD ripping technology which can verify extracted audio files are 100% free from errors, or put another CD/DVD drive exists today which is able to self detect errors 100% of the time (in PCs or CD players), we call this the audio CD error detection hole (and applies to drives with c2 reporting abilities). [details about this hole can be found in the secure ripping guide].

AccurateRip is the premier technology for audio extraction, we have a saying 'don't just rip Audio CDs, AccurateRip them'.


Conventional CD ripping programs (such as iTunes, or Windows Media Player) do not verify audio, beyond CD drive self verification and as already mentioned there exists no CD/DVD drive which can report all errors. This can lead to potentially speaker damaging spikes being stored in the audio, with no way of knowing if there are errors:

Many CD/DVD drives silence errors (interpolate), leaving sections of 'silence' instead of audio, the audio is sub-quality and not as the studio intended. AccurateRip
is different, it is able to verify and separate or highlight bad tracks, adding a level of reassurance. The CD with bad tracks can be cleaned, repaired and re-ripped, or replaced.

CD ripping is a time consuming process, it is best to do it right and do it once.

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Access rights

Access to AccurateRip is free for non-commercial usage, commercial usage is restricted to prior agreement,  email for details.


AccurateRip is implemented and maintained by Illustrate, Email contact details.

Unique Discs: 5 Million       
Key Discs: over 4
Accurate Rips: 500  Million       


Database Updated July 2024



Each CD drive reads audio discs slightly out (a number of samples), if your CD drive supports 'Accurate Stream' it will be a constant value, this should be the same for each particular make and model of CD Drive.

A table of CD Drive Sample Offsets as collected by AccurateRip.

Drives In Database:     4818       
Users Participating:  500353