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Problem ripping FLAC and WAV in Foobar

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
I have been having issues ripping FLAC or WAV files into foobar2000. I have the latest version. I use two laptops and on one it works perfectly fine on, this is computer at work. However my computer at home will not let me rip any files, it always asks for me to find Flac.exe. I don't understand why this is because the other computer just worked without me finding anything. I know Foobar has an encoder. I would like to burn to 32 bit WAV if possible, but I can't seem to get it to work. Could someone let me know why this is?
post #2 of 7
Flac.exe doesn't come packaged with Foobar 2000 as far as I know.

Just grab it from here
FLAC - download

Many people recommend against ripping from foobar because it doesn't have error correction. EAC is often considered to be a much better option.
There's a whole thread over at hydrogenaudio on ripping flac.
Hydrogenaudio Forums -> FLAC
post #3 of 7
And follow this guide when using EAC:

http://www2.firehose.us:81/~jiggafellz/eac/index.html

Sure, it takes a little while to set up, but then it's extremely easy to rip a CD. Load a cd, do a couple keystrokes, make sure the track names are correct, and go! Then just leave it while it rips and encodes.
post #4 of 7
The problem is you're not using EAC.

I use and love foobar, but never in a million years would I rip with it, it is after all a media player. I have to object to the many ignorant people using iTunes, Winamp, WMP to rip CDs. They may rip, but doesn't mean they're any good...Jack of a lot of trades, Master of none.


Why is using an exclusive ripping program like EAC hard? Its a free download and as Overlord linked too, its a one-stop job to set-up.



To rip a CD:


Put CD in drive.
Open EAC...maybe wait for EAC to recognise it[seconds].
Press F5 to detect gaps[20 seconds] create non-compliant CUEsheet(with gaps) in new folder.
Press Shft-F6 to rip, in my case in 'Secure Mode' comparing CRCs, in 'New Folder'.


I use AccurateRip too.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Log
Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 3 from 28. July 2007

EAC extraction logfile from 30. September 2007, 23:00

Bolt Thrower / Those Once Loyal

Used drive : _NEC DVD_RW ND-2510A Adapter: 0 ID: 0

Read mode : Secure
Utilize accurate stream : Yes
Defeat audio cache : No
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 48
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Native Win32 interface for Win NT & 2000
Gap handling : Appended to previous track

Used output format : User Defined Encoder
Selected bitrate : 768 kBit/s
Quality : High
Add ID3 tag : No
Command line compressor : C:\Program Files\Exact Audio Copy\FLAC\FLAC.EXE
Additional command line options : -8 -V -T "ARTIST=%a" -T "TITLE=%t" -T "ALBUM=%g" -T "DATE=%y" -T "TRACKNUMBER=%n" %s


TOC of the extracted CD

Track | Start | Length | Start sector | End sector
---------------------------------------------------------
1 | 0:00.00 | 4:38.57 | 0 | 20906
2 | 4:38.57 | 3:41.54 | 20907 | 37535
3 | 8:20.36 | 4:41.09 | 37536 | 58619
4 | 13:01.45 | 4:03.58 | 58620 | 76902
5 | 17:05.28 | 4:14.46 | 76903 | 95998
6 | 21:19.74 | 4:15.22 | 95999 | 115145
7 | 25:35.21 | 3:10.51 | 115146 | 129446
8 | 28:45.72 | 5:18.63 | 129447 | 153359
9 | 34:04.60 | 5:27.32 | 153360 | 177916


Track 1

Filename D:\Music-NEW\Bolt Thrower - 2005 - Those Once Loyal\01 - At First Light.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:02.00

Peak level 99.8 %
Track quality 100.0 %
Test CRC 56959782
Copy CRC 56959782
Accurately ripped (confidence 5) [04A4D9CC]
Copy OK...

...All tracks accurately ripped

No errors occurred

End of status report
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
well man how can I NOT take advice from a dude who has melded Opeth's logo and his name in his avatar. Kudos on that by the way. EAC it is
post #6 of 7
There are some great EAC guides at hydrogenaudio. EAC Drive Options - Hydrogenaudio Knowledgebase
post #7 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by OverlordXenu View Post
And follow this guide when using EAC:

http://www2.firehose.us:81/~jiggafellz/eac/index.html

Sure, it takes a little while to set up, but then it's extremely easy to rip a CD. Load a cd, do a couple keystrokes, make sure the track names are correct, and go! Then just leave it while it rips and encodes.
Quote:
Originally Posted by HiFi FOR METAL View Post
well man how can I NOT take advice from a dude who has melded Opeth's logo and his name in his avatar. Kudos on that by the way. EAC it is
I feel unloved.
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