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 A long time ago, I bought a copy of an SACD of Heifitz playing Bruch'​s Violin Concerto: for the avoidance of doubt, here's the invoice proving I paid for my copy! A long time ago, I bought a copy of an SACD of Heifitz playing Bruch'​s Violin Concerto: for the avoidance of doubt, here's the invoice proving I paid for my copy!
  
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 What I hadn't realised, however, is that the disc I brought was an **SACD** -a high-definition "​improvement"​ on standard CD audio which never really took off and, to this day, requires some fairly unique -and uniquely expensive!- audio gear to interpret and play in all its high-def glory. Lacking said hifi equipment at the time, I merely popped the SACD in a standard CD player and ripped it as usual (SACD, fortunately,​ was backwardly-compatible with standard CD and could thus be played -at ordinary CD audio quality- on regular CD equipment). What I hadn't realised, however, is that the disc I brought was an **SACD** -a high-definition "​improvement"​ on standard CD audio which never really took off and, to this day, requires some fairly unique -and uniquely expensive!- audio gear to interpret and play in all its high-def glory. Lacking said hifi equipment at the time, I merely popped the SACD in a standard CD player and ripped it as usual (SACD, fortunately,​ was backwardly-compatible with standard CD and could thus be played -at ordinary CD audio quality- on regular CD equipment).
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 Trouble is, that download came as a single ISO file, not separate tracks: Trouble is, that download came as a single ISO file, not separate tracks:
  
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 So, here was my new problem for the day: how do you turn an ISO of an SACD into separate FLAC tracks that you would have obtained by ripping an ordinary CD of the same music? So, here was my new problem for the day: how do you turn an ISO of an SACD into separate FLAC tracks that you would have obtained by ripping an ordinary CD of the same music?
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