Exact Audio Copy is the Chuck Norris of CD rippers. It turned a rotted old demo CD-R by the Deadites (from back when CD-Rs were blue) that wouldn’t even play as an audio CD into playable music in just seven hours. I think one second of the original 17-minute EP went astray. And the DVD drive didn’t melt. Linux and Macintosh users will be pleased to know that EAC works flawlessly in Wine, and of course the Linux users can still alternate with cdparanoia.