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    Lightbulb Correct EAC Setup for flac rips?

    I have been trying Exact Audio Copy to make rips from CD's onto an external drive in flac format.
    So far have been unsuccessful getting the settings correct in the latest version of this software. The program just rips a .wav instead. Have spent quite a bit of time trying to understand why and am bewildered at this point. Have used the online setup guide but the problem there is the latest version has major changes in it not addressed by the guide and where I get lost.
    The version I have installed is the latest version 1.0 beta3. Anyone with a working setup and the accompanying settings would be of great help!

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    My advice is fall back to the prior version, which is available online. Then the settings will all match the online guides.
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    I believe in the tab where you select your compression codec, you browse to the path of where the flac program is loaded, then you press the "MP3" button when ripping....(this button becomes your "flac" button), after the wav rip, a dos box should open, showing the file being processed by flac.

    Try here to: http://blowfish.be/eac/Setup/setup3.html and here: http://blowfish.be/eac/Setup/setup4.html
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    I may have to go backwards as Nspindel has recommended.

    Steve the links you have posted are for the guide of the old version. There are enough differences in the two versions especially in the compression section that I can't get it to run. Think they would have a newer guide posted as this newer version is more than a year old. Maybe the author is pushing people toward the JRiver program which is based on EAC thru lack of support.

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    I know this might not answer your question, but I recently purchased DB Power Amp and it was very simple to rip my collection. If you go to there web site, there is a free trial and lengthy info for their product. I believe it was $19.00 to purchase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fjross View Post
    I know this might not answer your question, but I recently purchased DB Power Amp and it was very simple to rip my collection. If you go to there web site, there is a free trial and lengthy info for their product. I believe it was $19.00 to purchase.
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    Spent a little time toying around with dbpoweramp and jriver today as per suggestion here and thank you for the suggestions.
    Jriver is out. I don't need or want the video capability right now with the $50 price tag.
    Dbpoweramp is a maybe. Seems okay just missing accurip to tune the drive in. Not sure how great of an importance that actually is to the bit perfect rip. Price tag appears to be $38 unless there is some discount out there to be had.

    I am stubborn and hate defeat so have not given up on EAC....yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amherst View Post
    Dbpoweramp is a maybe. Seems okay just missing accurip to tune the drive in. Not sure how great of an importance that actually is to the bit perfect rip. Price tag appears to be $38 unless there is some discount out there to be had.
    dBpoweramp does have AccurateRip. See here: http://www.accuraterip.com/software.htm

    I think that's the price I paid, too. Not sure where the $19 price came from. EAC is also good, but you have to be willing to spend a little time learning some of the technical details, and the configuration can be a little confusing. Still, once you get it where you want it, it does a fine job.

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    After removing portions of hair from scalp finally have EAC producing .flac rips now

    Here's a link for the guide I used to solve: http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.ph...installing_EAC

    My problem was a missing .dll file that did not allow the encoder to start when called by EAC.

    Thanks for the info mdaudioguy on the dbpoweramp which may still wind up in my setup!

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    nspindel is a genius with this stuff...compared to me anyway...a very helpful forum member...after much hairpulling, my eac is flac-ing away;)

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