Which program to use for ripping music?

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#1

Which program should I use for extracting WAV files from music CDs? I'm currently using CDDAE available here.

Is there a program called EAC? Is it better than the one I'm using?

Thanks a lot.


#2

EAC or Exact Audio Copy, available under www.exactaudiocopy.de is simply the best audio ripper.

So download it, have fun, and forget all the others :wink:


#3

yes …EAC with the lame3.92 mp3 codec.

or Feurio… is pretty good


#4

I Like Audiocatalyst v2.1
It is make better compression with out loosing audio quality.


#5

For best quality audio rips, use exact audio copy in secure mode. For a fast but nevertheless good quality rip, use cdex. Both are freeware. (Well, eac is actually cardware.)


#6

CD-DA X-Tractor isn’t bad for a free program. It is very easy to use and gives plenty of output options.


#7

Hey, you’re FlyingDutchMan from Team Fortress ???

If so, Hi !!!


#8

I used Musicmatch Jukebox for a while and liked it, despite my general hate for bloatware. It was fast and my rips sounded fine.
I read about EAC here on the boards and so I got it and the latest version of LAME. EAC was a bit harder to start using due to the many options and it took me a while before I could figure it all out. I started really liking it after that, but found that it was quite slow, even without secure mode and all that.
I timed some things and Musicmatch was churning out mp3s at almost twice the speed, and at the same bit rate, so I ended up going back even though I was reluctant to keep using MMJB.
I cant tell any difference between MP3s ripped between the two proggies.


#9

ripping is for EAC

encoding is for Lame 3.92

musicmatch is for the recycling bin


#10

Only if you have the patience to wait for it, which I dont
:slight_smile:


#11

Originally posted by Gorky
Only if you have the patience to wait for it, which I dont
:slight_smile:

If you haven’t the patience for eac, try cdex. It’s quick and dirty but free and good.:wink:


#12

Thanks Ill look it up…


#13

eac usually rips my cd’s anywhere from 8x up to 20x, depending on the relative age of them. encoding with lame is usually around 3x for VBR @ 192. i tend to use a little too much of my processor at times ;). but, i play my mp3’s through rather large speakers, rather than 5 watt computer speakers, and its much easier to tell the difference between a fraunhauffer encoding and a lame encoding.


#14

Yes, EAC is simpy the BEST .

I have switched to this & never looked back again.


#15

ckin2001: What kind of speakers do you have?

I think I’m getting some Klipsch Pro Media 5.1’s real soon… I also have to hear my computer sound through something that shakes the walls…Great for those games and playing Little River Band songs…Oh, did I say “LRB”? I meant Slipknot. :slight_smile:

BadASCII


#16

i’m using the out on my sound card to run it to a yamaha receiver, to a couple of cerwin vega 12 inch towers and 2 smaller vega 8’s. everything sounds great :smiley: .