Exactly how does CD ripping work?


Does anyone know of any article that explains the technical details of how CD ripping works in a PC?

For example, I just recently learned that an integrated sound card will degrade the ripped audio. And of course will also degrade the playback being the card is in use during playback. But I don't see how this affects CD ripping, like say for iPod playback.
duanecu
See the CDR FAQ at http://cdrfaq.org/

This covers a lot of territory so should answer your question.
Be careful opening that link at work. There were some funky ads on the page.
Be careful opening that link at work. There were some funky ads on the page.
Strange - when I open the link I only get 3 very small ads. One is for blank CDs, one for a cassette to CD copy program, and one for a Usenet trial. I didn't see anything that I'd remotely describe as "funky."