[QUOTE=imkidd57;2144108]It’s not “recording software”, since you’re not burning anything with EAC. In fact it’s quite the reverse: you’re extracting data off a CD.
Rather than argue the point, please appreciate that other members trying to help you will eventually get very frustrated trying to help if they have to keep searching out new threads to answer.
BTW, CDA and WAV files are in virtually the same uncompressed format so there’s no quality loss in ripping the tracks off a CD and saving as .wav. Therefore it doesn’t really matter about an intermediate WAV stage on the way to .mp3.[/QUOTE]
Fair enough. But the description under “Audio” doesn’t say anything about software. In fact, the way it’s described, it sounds like a forum for music and audio equipment.
I know the CD audio format and WAV are nearly identical, but I thought the advantage of using EAC was its greater accuracy compared to other software and its ability to let you fix problem transfers. For example, when you rip WAV files, EAC generates a report that tells you how accurately each file was reproduced. When you rip MP3 files, this file isn’t generated (maybe it can be but I haven’t tinkered with it enough), so you don’t know how good the transfer really was. Will EAC rip WAV files of any quality? Or is there a threshold where it will not do the job? I’m trying to figure out how best to use this thing, and at first blush it seems that with more questionable CDs, it may be wise to see how well the WAV files can be transferred before taking the final step of burning it to disc.