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Analyzing a file

Where can I find step-by-step instructions for analyzing a file? The process of annotating also needs to be explained there.
Reading rips is almost like an art form. Once you learn how, problems seem to jump out at you. Learning how to read them is another problem altogether. I usually just point people to the Knowledgebase on this. Simple things to look for in a rip are database names in the column on the right. That is normally your culprit. Depending on what program errored out, you should be able to determine what tools or actions should be used. If you go to the Knowledgebase and search on ?annotator,? you will get over 60 hits. The second one listed for me is a technote listing what the annotator is and how it works. It is technote 166414. It is at

This was first published in July 2001

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