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Additional configuration of the software requires BDPL staff to launch the batch operation.  Click the large red circle in on the left of the top menu of in the main interface:

Start a New Batch

After clicking the launch button, a new window ('Start a new batch') will open with several key configuration options.  Make sure the settings include:

  • Client Name: enter current shipment ID in YYYYMMDD format
  • Number of CDs: 0
  • Output Formats: check box next to WAV v1 (NOTE: if WAV v1 is not listed among the options, click the 'Add' button and select it from the menu that opens.)
  • Output path:
    • Check the box next to 'Use this output path'
    • Browse to 'D:\Local Audio' for the output path
  • Check the box next to 'Do not connect to Internet for metadata' (NOTE: IU general counsel has ruled that no commercially replicated -produced audio CDs should be replicated; as a result, no applicable metadata should be available for our content.)
  • Check the box next to 'Audio files only'

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Under the 'File Names' section, be sure that the 'Tracks' textbox includes the value: %C\%0\files\%0.wav

This setting will ensure that files are saved to the appropriate folder structure (%C refers to the shipment ID and %0 refers to the barcode values from userdata.txt).  No other options should be selected in this window.

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After reviewing the settings, make sure the drives on the workstation are empty and closed and ; then click the 'Start Batch' button at the bottom of the 'Start a new batch' window:

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The RipStation DataGrabber software should not require any adjustments except for updating the shipment ID in the 'Name Format' in the main interface. Information is this thus included here for reference and in the event that settings have been changed inadvertently or for custom projects.

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  • Loader type: MFD
  • Ouput format: ISO/MDF Image
  • Disc count: 0
  • File type filter: leave blank
  • Root path: D:\Local Data\
  • Name format: [shipmentID]\%0\disk-image\%0  NOTE: the '%0' %0  
    • This setting will ensure that files are saved to the appropriate folder structure (%0 refers to the barcode stored in the values from userdata.txt file)

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    • Be sure to update the name format with the current shipment ID in YYYYMMDD format

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Preferences

It is also necessary to change several of the DataGrabber preferencesAdditional settings in the DataGrabber 'Preferences' should not require adjustment between batches, but should be reviewed in case anything has changed.  To access these options, click the 'Preferences' icon in the top menu:

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NOTE: RipStation DataGrabber will not correctly align barcode values from userdata.tx txt with content if 'Rip sequentially' is not selected.

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Copying Files to Scandium

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Note .bat scripts on RipStation

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Remove any uncompleted discs that may have been left in the drives and return to the input spindle, making sure they are in the same order as in the 'userdata.txt' file. Be sure to delete any barcodes from userdata.txt that have been completed so that the next disc in the spindle is the first barcode in the file.

"Unable to close the drive tray"

While using the RipStation or RipStation DataGrabber software to transfer content off of data discs and DVD-Video discs, BDPL staff on several occasions have encountered a situation where a disc is loaded into a drive and the software produces an error message indicating it is 'Unable to close the drive tray' and that the batch has completed, even though other discs are remaining.  An example of the DataGrabber output window is below:

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This problem appears to be caused by optical media that are not correctly formatted or finalized.  To confirm, remove the problematic disc from the RipStation and attempt to open on one of the BDPL workstations.  If the disc cannot be read, skip it and restart the batch process.

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 Be sure to delete any barcodes from userdata.txt that have been completed so that the next disc in the spindle is the first barcode in the file.