Old 25-07-2009   #1
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Is Exact Audio Copy (EAC) best or is dbPowerAmp when ripping audio?

I would ask which of the two is better for ripping audio disc:

Exact Audio Copy (EAC)
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I appreciate opinions.

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Old 25-07-2009   #2
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Re: Is Exact Audio Copy (EAC) best or is dbPowerAmp when ripping audio?

I rip with EAC to .wav files.
If I want to convert the .wav files to another format .mp3 for example I use dbPowerAmp.
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Re: Is Exact Audio Copy (EAC) best or is dbPowerAmp when ripping audio?

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I rip with EAC to .wav files.
If I want to convert the .wav files to another format .mp3 for example I use dbPowerAmp.
Thank you for reply.

That sounds to be a good method. I will practice with that and post again after testing.

Could you share your secure setting so I can have some test to compare directly?

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Re: Is Exact Audio Copy (EAC) best or is dbPowerAmp when ripping audio?

This is what I think you wanted for the secure setting.
I followed an online guide for setting up EAC mostly.
I was lucky I had one CD that was in the list for doing the offset.
I would have liked to have had two to make a comparison .
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Re: Is Exact Audio Copy (EAC) best or is dbPowerAmp when ripping audio?

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Could you share your secure setting so I can have some test to compare directly?
These settings are drive specific, so they won't help you unless you have the same drive.
For determining these settings for your own drive, the Wizard does a good job here.

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Re: Is Exact Audio Copy (EAC) best or is dbPowerAmp when ripping audio?

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This is what I think you wanted for the secure setting.
I followed an online guide for setting up EAC mostly.
I was lucky I had one CD that was in the list for doing the offset.
I would have liked to have had two to make a comparison .
Heres the image:
Thank you for reply. I was looking for just that page to compare setting. I know each drive is unique bit it is good to see others for widening an understanding of other configurations.

I have not expanded to offset setting yet but will try that after I read more about what that is.

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Re: Is Exact Audio Copy (EAC) best or is dbPowerAmp when ripping audio?

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These settings are drive specific, so they won't help you unless you have the same drive.
For determining these settings for your own drive, the Wizard does a good job here.

Michael
Thank you for reply. I like the wizard and still like to compare settings to know more about how others may be configuring the EAC.

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Re: Is Exact Audio Copy (EAC) best or is dbPowerAmp when ripping audio?

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These settings are drive specific, so they won't help you unless you have the same drive.
For determining these settings for your own drive, the Wizard does a good job here.

Michael
True but my drive has the C2 error feature but I don't use it unless I have a very scratched CD.
Same for burst mode I only use it on a "bad" CD.

For setting you EAC you might want to read this guide:
http://xs.vc/eac/Setup/setup1.html
On the same web page is also a link to a burn guide for EAC.
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Re: Is Exact Audio Copy (EAC) best or is dbPowerAmp when ripping audio?

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True but my drive has the C2 error feature but I don't use it unless I have a very scratched CD.
Same for burst mode I only use it on a "bad" CD.

For setting you EAC you might want to read this guide:
http://xs.vc/eac/Setup/setup1.html
On the same web page is also a link to a burn guide for EAC.
Thank you for reply

Very helpful link to visit
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Re: Is Exact Audio Copy (EAC) best or is dbPowerAmp when ripping audio?

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True but my drive has the C2 error feature but I don't use it unless I have a very scratched CD.
Why that? Litey too slow in that operation mode?

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Re: Is Exact Audio Copy (EAC) best or is dbPowerAmp when ripping audio?

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Why that? Litey too slow in that operation mode? Michael
I know you were joking but you peaked my curiosity.
I tried EAC with the C2 unchecked & checked.
It actually does the rip 4 to 6 minutes faster with the C2 checked.
I haven't had time to listen to see if I can hear a difference in the quality.
I doubt I will but will post if I do.
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I know you were joking but you peaked my curiosity.
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I tried EAC with the C2 unchecked & checked.
It actually does the rip 4 to 6 minutes faster with the C2 checked.
That's exactly the advantage of this option. EAC then reads only twice (or more if needed) if errors are reported.

Btw. my Liteon drives are significantly slower than my AD7200 and my old LG4163B

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Re: Is Exact Audio Copy (EAC) best or is dbPowerAmp when ripping audio?

I found and installed the Optiarc AD-7200A model and try rips on both Bonk Encoder and EAC. Bonk ripped without any error and EAC has a few 99.8% tracks but most all are 100.0%. It looks faster when ripping than other drives I have tried. I will listen to ripped tracks to compare and see if all sounds are without noticeable error.
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