And I’m back
Re: EAC - that’s also my preferred audio ripper these days
Anyway, back to some quick instructions.
Next category is Ripping. The options in here, such as Offsets etc, I’ll skip because you might want to get used to using CDex before investigating these more technical options - however, if anyone better than me at tech stuff wants to fill in the blanks, feel free.
The CD-ROM drive type option I’ve not seen before in CDex, but if you slip an audio CD into your chosen drive, and hit Auto-Detect it’s probably a good idea.
In the Ripping Method drop-down, I just tend to leave it on Standard, unless the disc is a bit scratched or dirty - then I hit one of the Paranoia modes and leave it to do it’s work (ripping will take longer depending on the Paranoia mode chosen)
The options with checkboxes IMO are a matter of personal preference, but I do enable Jitter Correction.
Next we come to the Encoders section - Thread Priority I leave at Normal, and in the Encoder drop-down, I select Lame Encoder v1.32…
In the Encoder Options bit, again a matter of personal preference - I choose Bitrate Min: and Bitrate Max: 320Kbps, but you can choose a lower Bitrate if you’re short of diskspace or whatever. I generally don’t go lower than 192Kbps though.
Underneath that there are 4 checkboxes, I leave those unchecked.
Quality - again personal preference, but I choose Preset Insane or Very High Quality ( q = 0 ). I uncheck the “On-the-fly MP3 encoding” box.
The Variable Bitrate menus will be greyed out unless you select one of the VBR options in the Quality drop-down. Output Samplerate I leave at 44100.
Under the Tags section, I just leave it at the default (ID3_V2.3).
Whew, time for a tea break. Once again I hope it isn’t too basic.