Originally Posted by Radioking59
You have to set freedb up with your email address. EAC>metadata options.
The other depends on what kind of files you want. Most around here use FLAC, which is lossless compression. For this you would select CMP after it's set up for FLAC.
EAC>Compression options>External Compression.
You might want to rerun the setup. It goes through all of this.
You then have to point Foobar to where the files are.
I still can't manage to get the name of the song, artist and album name when I use EAC. I clicked EAC-> Metadata Options-> FreeDB. I entered my email address and clicked on the "Get active freedb server list" but nothing has happened. I don't know if I'm supposed to do something else in addition to that or change some other setting or what else I have to do. Is that all I have to do to get the metadata to appear when I rip a CD?
After I used EAC the songs went into a folder on my desktop called "new music". Since I don't have the name of the songs or artist each song was for example "02 Track02" or "03 Track03" and the name of the file was VLC media file(.flac). In foobar I did as you suggested and tried File->Preferences-> Media Library. I clicked "add" next to the Music Folders box and selected my folder "new music" that is located on my desktop. The problem is the folder is empty when viewed through Foobar though the steps File->Preferences->Media Library but the songs appear when I click on the folder out of Foobar. I don't know if that makes sense but somehow the .flac files in my "new music" folder are not being detected within foobar when I try to add them though File->Preferences->Media Library.
I tried another way of adding the files in my "new music" folder into foobar. I clicked File->Add Files (the files in my "new music" folder were detected and recognized) and I selected the 18 songs in my "new music" folder and then pressed "open". The weird thing is the songs appear and they do play but there is absolutely no sound. I know the songs are playing because there are bouncing bars going up and down in a box next to the volume selector. It's weird because when I try to play the audio .flac file in foobar there is no sound and also no sound to anything else on my computer. Sound to the rest of my computer is restored only after I close foobar. It sounds like Wasapi but I checked File->Preferences->Components and Wasapi is none of the added components. Don't know how to solve this.
Do I have incorrect settings or did I mess something up or do I need to download something to make this work?