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I appear to have lost the message I just wrote. I'm now using my new computer with Windows 10 and I've set up blockers in my browser as I was seeing screeds of ads whenever I went on line. This site was blocked so I set it up to allow scripts and that's when I lost the message.   Anyway, I think I'm now ready to sign off on this topic as both EAC and FB2K seem to be working well. I'm even seeing the metadata  track numbers changing when I'm playing an album so that's...
My EAC problem is now well and truly solved.   I haven't mentioned that I decided to write to Andre Wiethoff personally a little while ago but his first reply didn't come up with any clues as to why I wasn't seeing those plug ins. I decided to write again with a little more information and something I mentioned second time around - that I was still using XP perhaps - gave him the clue that maybe I was missing NET Framework 3.5 and its SP1 update. Initially I wondered why...
With regard to my comment about the metadata, its contents in each file are displayed top-left in my Foobar set-up, while all the track/file information appears top-right. If I begin playing from the beginning of the album - which is my usual approach - the metadata information for that first track/file appears as explained above. When that file finishes and moves on to the next I would like the metadata to do the same but it doesn't. It continues to display that initial...
I use Exact Audio Copy to rip to FLAC or DSD - there are plug-ins to allow the latter - and once I've managed to incorporate the metadata into the files I use Foobar2000 as my file manager and the results are visually and sonically excellent. There is a fair bit of initial setting up to do, however.
I'm pleased you've replied to my last message because I wanted to tell you that I am now fully up and running and have automated the "Get CD Information From" option. In "EAC Options...", I clicked on "General" and ticked the "On unknown CDs" option. That enables both "automatically access online metadata database" and "open CD information dialog" and I selected the first of the two. What that now does is forces an immediately search for the metadata of the CD in the drive...
I suppose it was inevitable that it was going to happen at some stage but the very first CD-R I've attempted to rip this morning is not in the database. I guess I'll have to enter all the details manually from the disc's liner notes, although I'm not sure how to tackle the track titles. I'll try right-clicking on one of them and see what happens.
While waiting for your reply, I studied more of the drop-down menu options in EAC and I have discovered a way to achieve the results I'm after and so far it is working well. However it is completely different from the method you use and because of that I'm still not completely happy about it.   Here's is what I now do. When a CD is placed in a drive with EAC running and the disc is recognised with all the tracks ticked, I open the 'Database' menu and one of the options...
I went to download another copy of EAC 1.1 and as I was doing so, a message popped up to say that I had an important driver file missing. I soon discovered that it was a ploy to sell me WinZip Driver Updater and I took the bait after being told that there were nine obsolete drivers on my system. It seemed to update them all - I did see some downloading and updating occurring - and in the end it told me it had been successful. The annoying thing, however, is that when I...
Once again, thanks for your reply and the screen shots of EAC.   Now we are getting somewhere, as it's immediately obvious that our EAC setups are quite different. The question, of course, is why? I have absolutely no idea at present.   I think I shall uninstall EAC again, reboot, then reinstall it and be a bit more observant with the very first checks where certain utilities required are ticked. I left them "as is" and I assume you did the same.   I'll let you know...
I've just thought of something else. Were you referring to the set up in 'Metadata Options' or 'Metadata PlugIn Options' ? My answer was related to the former. I've just checked up on the settings in 'Metadata PlugIn Options" and the 'Selected metadata provider' once again contains just 'Built-in freedb engine' but this time the long 'Show Options ...' box is disabled. Maybe that's because there is no corresponding 'freedb' or similar tab to move to.   I thought it worth...
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