Hi all,

Registered specifically to THANK the humans who made it possible to digitally back-up SACDs on Oppo 9x series in general, and on CambridgeAudio 751BD specifically!

My CA BD751, FW 751BDCU-16-0605 (the latest) is now happily ripping my SACD collection...

The process: turn 751BD on; insert USB --> display reads "USB", tray opens; put the disk in and close the tray with "Load/Eject" button (NOT the Power button, like Sonys!); on the PC, CLI sacd_extract in the usual fashion.

Thank you all again!
 
You aren't finished with ensuring the setup is complete.

Launch the GUI, and tell me what it says in the Program field. If it only says sacd_extract, you haven't done the final setup there.
Hi MikeyFresh!
I'm running into the same problem.
iMac 2017
Mojave 10.14.6
Oppo 103D
I have read and re-read the instructions many times with no success. I have installed only the AutoScript folder on a 32GB USB drive and it's formatted Fat32 with MBR. AutoRun and AutoResume are off on my Oppo. When I inserted the USB drive into my Oppo, nothing happened. I then remembered that I had a USB drive in the rear USB port. As soon as I removed that, the AutoScript worked, opened the drawer, and I inserted the SACD. Double-clicked the SACDExtract program and got this same error message. What step am I missing? I went to Privacy & Security and allowed the SACDExtract to open, but it doesn't seem to show as an executable.
 

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Hi all,

Registered specifically to THANK the humans who made it possible to digitally back-up SACDs on Oppo 9x series in general, and on CambridgeAudio 751BD specifically!

My CA BD751, FW 751BDCU-16-0605 (the latest) is now happily ripping my SACD collection...

The process: turn 751BD on; insert USB --> display reads "USB", tray opens; put the disk in and close the tray with "Load/Eject" button (NOT the Power button, like Sonys!); on the PC, CLI sacd_extract in the usual fashion.

Thank you all again!

Fantastic, thank you for posting. I will add the Cambridge 751BD to the list of compatible player models!
 
What step am I missing?

Welcome to HFH, you are missing 2 things.

The first is in the Program field of the GUI. Set the path to the sacd_extract file in the program field using the Browse button (overwriting what is prepopulated in that field). If you do not have an sacd_extract file, download the latest -107 EuFlo enhanced version (scroll to the very bottom to reveal the Assets).

On macOs and Linux, you also have to ensure that sacd_extract file is a Unix executable with the following command in Terminal:
CSS:
chmod +x
Followed by a single space. Then drag/drop your sacd_extract file directly onto the Terminal window, file path automatically populates. Press Enter.

That's all, you can close Terminal, you didn't actually move the sacd_extract file anywhere, and you are set to rip by using the Run button in the GUI after the disc tray is closed normally.

The second thing is you don't launch sacd_extract by clicking on it, it is launched using the Run button in the GUI, but you need to set the file path to it as described above.
 
Hey Guys,

I have now ripped about 200+ SACDs over the last four years -- and today I can't get my setup working.

Here's the message from SACDExtractGUI:

[SUCCESS] Port 2002 of 192.168.1.119 is accessible.
[RUNNING][/Applications/SACDExtract/sacd_extract, -i, 192.168.1.119:2002, -s, -2, -P, -o, /Users/tommckenna/Music/SACD_Rips]

Failed to connect
libsacdread: Can't open 192.168.1.119:2002 for reading

sacd_extract client 0.3.9.3-107-g01c90ddafb0256f3eb194d2c62e7ee5ba14b1c12

Enhanced by euflo ....starting!

Current (working) directory (for the app and 'sacd_extract.cfg' file): /Applic

Found configuration 'sacd_extract.cfg' file...
Artist will be added in folder name (artist=0) no
Performer will be added in filename of track (performer=0) no
Padding-less (nopad=0) no
Pauses included (pauses=0) no
Concatenate (concatenate=0) no
ID3tagV2.4 (id3tag = 4) yes
Logging (logging = 0) no

Program terminates!

Any ideas?
Tom
 
I am using a MacBookPro, M1 Apple Silicon with Sonoma 14.4 installed.

Java -- Java Update 8 401.

The player is a Sony BDP S5100.

Let me know if you need more information.

Thanks,
Tom
 
I am using a MacBookPro, M1 Apple Silicon with Sonoma 14.4 installed.

Java -- Java Update 8 401.

The player is a Sony BDP S5100.

Let me know if you need more information.

Thanks,
Tom

The USB flash drive housing the AutoScript folder is the same as it ever was?

If so, when you insert it into the player and load a disc, are you closing the tray with the OFF button, then waiting for the LED display to cease flashing OFF prior to Running the rip?

Please post a screenshot of the GUI's settings.
 
Hi MikeyFresh!
I'm running into the same problem.
iMac 2017
Mojave 10.14.6
Oppo 103D
I have read and re-read the instructions many times with no success. I have installed only the AutoScript folder on a 32GB USB drive and it's formatted Fat32 with MBR. AutoRun and AutoResume are off on my Oppo. When I inserted the USB drive into my Oppo, nothing happened. I then remembered that I had a USB drive in the rear USB port. As soon as I removed that, the AutoScript worked, opened the drawer, and I inserted the SACD. Double-clicked the SACDExtract program and got this same error message. What step am I missing? I went to Privacy & Security and allowed the SACDExtract to open, but it doesn't seem to show as an executable.
Hi Guys -
I solved my problems with ripping. I downloaded ISO2DSD and it worked perfectly the first time!
Thanks for your help along the way.
Ed
 
The USB flash drive housing the AutoScript folder is the same as it ever was?

If so, when you insert it into the player and load a disc, are you closing the tray with the OFF button, then waiting for the LED display to cease flashing OFF prior to Running the rip?

Please post a screenshot of the GUI's settings.

I checked the USB flash drive -- same as always, there's the one "AutoScript" folder at the root level of the drive, with the three files inside of it.

I double checked the way I am stepping through the ripping process -- I pressed the Off button and I waited a good 30 seonds after the LED went dark.

Here's a screenshot of my app:
Ripper.png
 
I checked the USB flash drive -- same as always, there's the one "AutoScript" folder at the root level of the drive, with the three files inside of it.

I double checked the way I am stepping through the ripping process -- I pressed the Off button and I waited a good 30 seonds after the LED went dark.

Here's a screenshot of my app:
View attachment 74184

Everything looks fine there. Is the exact path to the sacd_extract file in the Program field still correct? Is the sacd_extract file still describing as a Unix executable in Finder? Has the player's IP address changed?
 
Yeah, I have already checked all of those things.

I also rebooted my Mac, for good measure.

I also checked the 2002 Port in the GUI - and it claims that it's accessible.

I wonder if my player has bitten the dust.

Later tonight, I will connect the Sony player to the TV to make sure the settings in the player are correct and the firmware is still up-to-date.

Scratching my head,
Tom
 
Yeah, I have already checked all of those things.

I also rebooted my Mac, for good measure.

I also checked the 2002 Port in the GUI - and it claims that it's accessible.

I wonder if my player has bitten the dust.

Later tonight, I will connect the Sony player to the TV to make sure the settings in the player are correct and the firmware is still up-to-date.

Scratching my head,
Tom

There were no new firmware updates made to the S5100, and even if you hadn't applied the very last one, it would have no effect on SACD ripping, as all it did was remove Gracenote.

When checking the player's settings, the only critical one is Quick Start mode, which must be enabled.

After connecting to a TV, see if when playing an SACD the on-screen display indicates the player is reading the SACD layer any hybrid disc. If the player's laser or power supply is on the fritz, it will sometimes refuse to read the SACD layer and revert to the CD layer of a hybrid disc.

What disc title are you trying to rip?
 
Hey I'm back,

And no luck...

Here's what I tried...

  • I hooked the player up to the TV. I checked all of the settings on the Sony Blu-Ray player -- everything was fine. (No luck.)
  • I rebooted by wifi router and extender. (Still no luck.)
  • I deleted the SACD GUI and app. I redownloaded a new copy of everything and reconfigured from scratch. (No luck.)
  • I reformatted my flash drive and installed a fresh copy of the AutoScript files. (No luck)
  • I did play an SACD through my TV speakers (not recommended for audiophiles) That worked fine, unless you care about sound.
At this point I have a few theories:
  • The current Mac Sonoma beta broke something.
  • The new version of Java broke something. (Doubtful)
  • My player is worn out.
  • Spectrum has taken over my Netgear wifi extender's settings and screwed up something
As for the SACD I am trying to rip, I have a half dozen to rip. I did try the MFSL Blue by Joni Mitchell. I also tried the AP Tea For The Tillerman by Cat Stevens.

I open to trying more things tomorrow morning. :-)

-- Tom
 
I hooked the player up to the TV. I checked all of the settings on the Sony Blu-Ray player -- everything was fine. (No luck.)
I did play an SACD through my TV speakers

But what did the on-screen display (TV) say when you played the disc? Was the DSD layer being read, or was it reverting to the CD layer? That is the question in terms of wondering about the player's health.

The current Mac Sonoma beta broke something.

Definitely not the case. I have an M2 MacBook Air (currently Sonoma 14.2.1) and the programs work fine. Other members had reported way back that M1-based Macs are also completely compatible too.

Spectrum has taken over my Netgear wifi extender's settings and screwed up something

Spectrum can't do that if it's your Netgear WiFi extender. If it's their own equipment that you just rent thats a different story. I think the better question there is what changed since you last successfully ripped an SACD? Is it the very same WiFi extender you were using back then, or is it new? The only requirement there is that the player and the computer are on the same subnet.

My player is worn out.

Maybe, but see above and if you are certain the SACD layer is being read, then it's not an issue of a broken player. We can prove that by trying the local AutoRip method that writes an ISO directly to the USB flash drive, bypassing all network considerations. If that works, then the problem lies with your network.
 
But what did the on-screen display (TV) say when you played the disc? Was the DSD layer being read, or was it reverting to the CD layer? That is the question in terms of wondering about the player's health.



Definitely not the case. I have an M2 MacBook Air (currently Sonoma 14.2.1) and the programs work fine. Other members had reported way back that M1-based Macs are also completely compatible too.



Spectrum can't do that if it's your Netgear WiFi extender. If it's their own equipment that you just rent thats a different story. I think the better question there is what changed since you last successfully ripped an SACD? Is it the very same WiFi extender you were using back then, or is it new? The only requirement there is that the player and the computer are on the same subnet.



Maybe, but see above and if you are certain the SACD layer is being read, then it's not an issue of a broken player. We can prove that by trying the local AutoRip method that writes an ISO directly to the USB flash drive, bypassing all network considerations. If that works, then the problem lies with your network.
Sorry about that -- it did say Super Audio CD when I was playing the SACD. Important detail that I left out.
 
Sorry about that -- it did say Super Audio CD when I was playing the SACD. Important detail that I left out.

OK so to prove the player still works, try a rip using the local method, aka AutoRip. The S5100 uses the A1neo AutoScript version.

You'll need a flash drive with enough free space to fit an ISO that will be approximately 1.8-2.5GB in size for the albums you mentioned, but ideally this drive will be at least 8GB in size if it were to easily fit an ISO of other SACDs with both stereo and multichannel content, which can be as large as 4.7GB.

Also ideal is a USB flash drive with an LED activity indicator, so that you can see when the rip is in progress.


The link above contains not just the AutoRip scripts, but an instruction document on how to use them. See if your machine will rip an ISO to a USB flash drive, if it will, then something has changed with your network or computer that is preventing the network server method from working.

If you can create an ISO using AutoRip, you can also then test SACDExtractGUI in it's File mode, see if you can extract DSF from that ISO by switching the radio button in the Input field to File, then Browse to select your ISO.
 
OK, so I created a new flash drive to test the AutoRip method, using the A1Neo files.

Everything worked up until the drive closing with the SACD in it. The machine flashed "OFF" for a few seconds and then Stayed on solid on OFF. The activity light on the flash drive stayed solid green.

I let it sit for over an hour. I finally shut off the player and removed the flash drive.

I brought the drive over to my Mac, and inserted it. No ISO file.

Time to do a complete reset on the S5100?

Out of ideas,
Tom
 
OK, so I created a new flash drive to test the AutoRip method, using the A1Neo files.

Everything worked up until the drive closing with the SACD in it. The machine flashed "OFF" for a few seconds and then Stayed on solid on OFF. The activity light on the flash drive stayed solid green.

I let it sit for over an hour. I finally shut off the player and removed the flash drive.

I brought the drive over to my Mac, and inserted it. No ISO file.

Time to do a complete reset on the S5100?

Out of ideas,
Tom

I would just power cycle it (remove/replace the AC plug with flash drive removed). Then turn it ON and let it go through a normal boot up sequence. Then try again with A1neo. The LED indicator on the flash drive should blink as the ISO is being written. The blinking will be a bit uneven (not the steady long slow blinks that indicate the drive is snoring). When the ISO is finished the disc tray will open.
 
I have no idea what happened but my S5100 stopped ripping a while back. I tried everything to get it back going again, but no luck. Picked up a S790 and am right back at it.

Just want to extend another thank you to Mikey for sticking with this thread all these years. Cheers!
 
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