It seems that the forum consensus is that EAC is the best software for ripping; there are some proponents for CDex as well. For the life of me, the newest version of EAC (version 0.9prebeta11) will not work for me despite following the suggestions of r3mix.net as well as the linked tutorial on that website. Specifically, the Autodetect read command will not work and neither will selecting every drive read command manually. However, EAC's older (1999) 0.85 beta4 release works just fine on my system. Is this older version of EAC still the preferred ripper or should I download newer versions of other packages such as CDex? Thank you!