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post #4801 of 6051
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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post

 

dBpoweramp, foobar2000, iTunes...all these programs easily rip CDs.

I've tried the last two; iTunes- yuck. foobar is okay, but I was never a big fan of it. dBpoweramp looks okay. I may try it at some point. WMP has been my favorite, even with it's limited formats. I never listen to music off of my computer, so I really just need to rip, tag, and find stuff easily. WMP tags automatically in the way I like it to, and ripping on older versions was easy. The only problem is the format- I've been using WMA Lossless, but it's not compatible with many devices as far as I know (my X1 plays it though). WAV files are too large and eat up space, though I could always rip in WAV on the computer in WMP, convert to FLAC, and then put it on my X1. 

post #4802 of 6051
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Originally Posted by TRapz View Post
 

I've tried the last two; iTunes- yuck. foobar is okay, but I was never a big fan of it. dBpoweramp looks okay. I may try it at some point. WMP has been my favorite, even with it's limited formats. I never listen to music off of my computer, so I really just need to rip, tag, and find stuff easily. WMP tags automatically in the way I like it to, and ripping on older versions was easy. The only problem is the format- I've been using WMA Lossless, but it's not compatible with many devices as far as I know (my X1 plays it though). WAV files are too large and eat up space, though I could always rip in WAV on the computer in WMP, convert to FLAC, and then put it on my X1. 

Have you tried Exact Audio Copy? http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/

post #4803 of 6051
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Originally Posted by PalJoey View Post
 

Have you tried Exact Audio Copy? http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/

I just downloaded it and it looks great, but won't pick up my external CD drive. I like the features and usability of it, and I'll probably use it if I can get the CD drive to be picked up.

 

Edit: Never mind. Just got it working; testing it out now, I'll see what happens.


Edited by TRapz - 3/24/15 at 11:49am
post #4804 of 6051
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Originally Posted by TRapz View Post
 

I just downloaded it and it looks great, but won't pick up my external CD drive. I like the features and usability of it, and I'll probably use it if I can get the CD drive to be picked up.

 

Edit: Never mind. Just got it working; testing it out now, I'll see what happens.

 

I forgot to mention that one. I like dBpoweramp much more. EAC's features and interface are a little too complex and annoying, though it has better error correction for scratched discs sometimes.

post #4805 of 6051
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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post
 

 

I forgot to mention that one. I like dBpoweramp much more. EAC's features and interface are a little too complex and annoying, though it has better error correction for scratched discs sometimes.

That's odd, I find it very easy to use for what I need. I set it to tag how I want things, it rips when I want it to, and I can put it into the folder I want it to go into. It also lets me use the file types I want. I'm really liking it.

 

My only problem with it is that it doesn't create a folder for the artist and album hen ripping, like WMP and MediaMonkey do; I browse by folder on my X1, so this would be annoying. Is there any way to set it to create these folders (album inside artist folder)?

post #4806 of 6051
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Originally Posted by TRapz View Post
 

That's odd, I find it very easy to use for what I need. I set it to tag how I want things, it rips when I want it to, and I can put it into the folder I want it to go into. It also lets me use the file types I want. I'm really liking it.

 

My only problem with it is that it doesn't create a folder for the artist and album hen ripping, like WMP and MediaMonkey do; I browse by folder on my X1, so this would be annoying. Is there any way to set it to create these folders (album inside artist folder)?

 

It's because I use advanced features with all the software I use. EAC's advanced features are hard to even understand. dBpoweramp is so much better in every way for me, except I keep EAC installed for when I need different error correction for scratched discs, which is rarely.

 

Yes, it can do that, but you should look up how, since I don't use EAC anymore and forgot the details.

post #4807 of 6051
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Originally Posted by PalJoey View Post
 

Have you tried Exact Audio Copy? http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/

Yeah! EAC is the best! 

YKYAAW you use EAC to get the very best rips.

post #4808 of 6051
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Originally Posted by kcdkjqqr View Post
 

Yeah! EAC is the best! 

YKYAAW you use EAC to get the very best rips.

 

Any program can easily rip files from a CD that are identical to the original audio. The only extra thing EAC offers in that context is better error correction for scratched discs, as well as compatibility with the AccurateRip database, which some other programs have as well.

post #4809 of 6051
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Originally Posted by TRapz View Post
 

That's odd, I find it very easy to use for what I need. I set it to tag how I want things, it rips when I want it to, and I can put it into the folder I want it to go into. It also lets me use the file types I want. I'm really liking it.

 

My only problem with it is that it doesn't create a folder for the artist and album hen ripping, like WMP and MediaMonkey do; I browse by folder on my X1, so this would be annoying. Is there any way to set it to create these folders (album inside artist folder)?

Yeah I use EAC because it's the most accurate IMO, and I like all the options it gives you to name the files. I use the Free.db plug-in to tag it in Foobar2000.

 

When you hit "select music compressed" it should prompt you where to name your folders. There's a ton of EAC guides online I'm sure...

post #4810 of 6051
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Originally Posted by kcdkjqqr View Post
 

Yeah! EAC is the best! 

YKYAAW you use EAC to get the very best rips.

Just ripped a couple CDs with all the options I wanted; got it to make a new folder and rip in FLAC, etc. Files open in MediaMonkey for now, which is great. EAC really fulfills all my needs; I haven't listened to my rips yet, but from what I hear, it looks like they'll be great.

 

YKYAAW you spend hours ripping CDs

post #4811 of 6051
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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post
 

 

Any program can easily rip files from a CD that are identical to the original audio. The only extra thing EAC offers in that context is better error correction for scratched discs, as well as compatibility with the AccurateRip database, which some other programs have as well.

Yeah I know they all do the same thing. You can never be too careful when it comes to your precious FLAC, however....

post #4812 of 6051
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Originally Posted by TRapz View Post
 

Just ripped a couple CDs with all the options I wanted; got it to make a new folder and rip in FLAC, etc. Files open in MediaMonkey for now, which is great. EAC really fulfills all my needs; I haven't listened to my rips yet, but from what I hear, it looks like they'll be great.

 

YKYAAW you spend hours ripping CDs

I began using EAC ever since the beginning. So I don't have to re-rip my like fifty CDs. That would really suck.

post #4813 of 6051
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Originally Posted by kcdkjqqr View Post
 

Yeah I use EAC because it's the most accurate IMO

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Originally Posted by kcdkjqqr View Post
 

Yeah I know they all do the same thing. You can never be too careful when it comes to your precious FLAC, however....

 

If it does the same thing, with the same end result, how is it more accurate? lol

 

Files from various ripping programs have been analyzed to demonstrate that they are indeed identical as well.

post #4814 of 6051

technology is improving and so are the choices--this is good, especially --when you find the right combination that suits your needs... (like EAC or Monkey or whatever),-  But IMO it comes down to garbage in then garbage out unless those adjustments are made correctly....


Edited by audiorapture - 3/24/15 at 6:40pm
post #4815 of 6051
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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post

If it does the same thing, with the same end result, how is it more accurate? lol

Files from various ripping programs have been analyzed to demonstrate that they are indeed identical as well.
I know they're the same. It was a joke, take it easy dude. I have a sense of sarcastic humor no one seems to understand, sorry!
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