Well what I forgot to mention in my post is that the EAC author officially announced that he doesn't have time to work on EAC, and it took over 10 months for this update to appear (still a beta mind you). When it comes to bad CD reading, a quality drive laser is more important than software error checking. The REAL solution to damaged CDs is to use a high quality drive that is well balanced with a good laser (ex: Plextor, where their 40x write costs only 80 dollars USD right now). The real bonus of CDex is that it comes with every major codec, their newest official versions preinstalled when you install CDex. So you don't have to track down LAME, Ogg, etc. There are a lot more options in encoding than EAC, so you can be more precise in quality, but if you don't care, just leave the settings in their default. Also CDex has a better use interface than EAC. For all you hardcare EAC users, just give CDex a fair try and you probably won't go back.
[edited by Rhelic on 13.05.2003 20:33]