Interview Preparation

CD bburning and CD ripping
CD ripping is a way to extract the music files from a CD. CD burning is a way to make a CD from music files.

Log Files

A log file is a text file with the file extension “.log”. Like its name suggests, it acts as a log of the entire ripping process and it records any errors that may have occurred. You may not, for any reason, modify a log file. It is strictly against the rules and you will be warned for a very long time. Click here to see an example of a log file.

Cue Files

A cue file is a text file with the file extension “.cue”. Cue files act as a catalog or a table of contents of a CD and allow you to burn a CD identical to an original CD. Click here to see an example of a cue file.

Suggested CD Ripping Programs

Orpheus suggests using Exact Audio Copy (EAC) on Windows or Linux (with Wine), and XLD on Mac OS. Both EAC and XLD produce high quality rips with sufficient logs to prove that the files are up to standard.