#70 App hangs when attempting to read damaged discs

fre:ac 1.2 beta 1

This seems to primarily be a problem when ripping scratched/defective discs. When the encoder reaches the damaged area on the disc it stops making progress and can sit for hours attempting to get a successful read. If an attempt is made to stop the encoding using the red X button, no response is received and an hourglass appears. The app must be forcibly closed as it is no longer responding.

My ripper settings are set to "Full cdparanoia mode" with nothing else selected under that section.


  • Robert Kausch

    Robert Kausch - 2011-09-25

    I'm aware of this issue. I will try to fix it in a future release.

    The problem is that the when cancelling a rip, the GUI still waits for the next block to be read. This can take some time (up to a few minutes) especially if paranoia mode is activated.

  • Anonymous - 2014-12-26

    I think this is not the right topic, but I did not find another one to fit.
    Question snapshot 20141005 and before: why is there a difference in snapshot version and standard version concerning Options: active configuration. In snapshot versions one can define predefined active configurations for different purposes that can be chosen for rippin, in standard version not. Would be nice to have this option also in standard version, as it seems to work more stable, see next point.
    Bug: If running a snapshot, after some time of idle, it cannot be finished, saying it is still running. Stoppable only via task manager.
    Hope you see this comment and give me an answer.
    I think the program is fantastic and I already spent some money.
    Regars, Walter

    • Robert Kausch

      Robert Kausch - 2015-11-20

      Sorry, did not see this comment earlier.

      Support for multiple configurations will be in fre:ac 1.1.

      Regarding the hangs and crashes, please try a more recent snapshot.

  • Robert Kausch

    Robert Kausch - 2015-11-20
    • Group: --> fre:ac 1.2 beta 1


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