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Old 02-09-2010, 07:00 PM
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Default Advanced EAC Tutorials for Perfect CD Rips

Here are a few guides for people who take CD ripping seriously. These guides cover proper gap detection/handling, test & copy, drive offsets, and other advanced topics. Get EAC here: http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/

Here's the best guide for the current EAC v1.0b3 version:

Here are some older guides for EAC v0.99 and earlier:
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:34 PM
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Awesome, that's the guide I used when I first got EAC.

I have a document on my computer that explains everything about getting started on EAC, I don't know who published it though so I don't know uploading it is a good idea.
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:46 PM
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That second link, http://blowfish.be/eac/, is the one that I used when I set mine up. Good resource to have here, to steer the newbz to.
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Indeed. Those guides come up all the time in some place or another - I thought it might be useful to stick them. And it's easier than writing it all up myself.
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:39 PM
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I personally prefer the Hydrogen Audio Guides.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:05 AM
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The Hydrogenaudio EAC pages are hard to follow, too disjointed and all over the place. That's why I didn't link them in the first post. It's much easier to follow the Blowfish guide, and it better covers every aspect of (perfect) EAC ripping - while the HA guide also covers many subjects that aren't necessary for perfect rips.
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:21 AM
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The blowfish site contains a trojan?
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I think you might need a more reliable virus scanner and/or firewall.
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I have a question for the 1st guide. Is the "Extraction Ripping and .cue creation" - section mandatory, or only for hidden tracks and stuff? My english is not that well i guees, since i'm a bit confused. But EAC and flac is new to me, so i'm kinda lost.
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No, that section isn't necessary for normal CDs.
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When I rip a cd to flac with the settings used from the links, it normaly takes from 45 to 60 -min before the rip is complete. Is this normal?
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Might be your CD/DVD drive is not that good for audio extraction, or your CDs are dirty or scratched. In such cases that time is normal for a 100% perfect rip.
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All of my older CD's took that long....some of the scratched ones took even longer. I haven't had a new CD to rip in a while to compare though.
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Ok, well it's probably my CD/DVD drive then. Well, it's kinda annyoing when you have like 200 cd's to rip, but i wan't the best rips possible, so EAC is still the answer i guess
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Ok, well it's probably my CD/DVD drive then. Well, it's kinda annyoing when you have like 200 cd's to rip, but i wan't the best rips possible, so EAC is still the answer i guess
I thought I would never finish the task, when I set out to rip my collection....but you're right, better to get the best rip you can.
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brand new cds take me about 40 to 50 mins to complete.
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I uploaded my configuration file, those settings should be "professional", it's been a year I'm using those, I figured it out at different places.
The russians seem extremely professional :O ! It's rather hidden but once you got through the russian internet wow .
I understand most of the settings except UPC / ISRC codes (wth is that ), overread lead-in and lead-out, and a few others...
The settings are basically the same as dfkt, well, the most important at least.
Actually I believe "Overread lead-in and lead-out" is important but I don't know what it means . It has something to do with the synchronization of end and beginning of tracks something like that :O.

What I do then is : "Detect Gaps" F4, "Test Gaps on Silence" F3, create "non compliant cuesheet" and "Test & Copy Selected Tracks".

And after EAC I create .sfv, put a Folder.jpg etc...
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How would on go about using this .cfg file?

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How would on go about using this .cfg file?

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Oh, sorry : EAC -> Profiles -> Load Profile.
Perhaps you should uncheck "Overread into Lead-in and Lead-out" in Drive Options (F10) -> "Offset / Speed".
I think it's in case you're having troubles synchronizing the beginning and the end of tracks but I'm not sure about this, in the "perfect configuration" dfkt linked it isn't checked.
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If your drive supports it, you want to have that selected.

If you have a positive offset you want your drive to support overeading in lead-in and if you have a negative offset you want your drive to support overreading into lead-out.
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