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  • waylman
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Ripping to AIFF in EAC
Hi all, I'm trying to rip a bunch of CD's to AIFF with no luck.
EAC rips the .wav no problem but then does not call the external compressor.

I've tried using SOX and iTunesEncode but both fail.

Any suggestions?

I'm using newest version of EAC on Win8.

  • db1989
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Reply #1
Any suggestions?
Tell us exactly what you have tried and which errors you encountered so that we will actually have any info with which to diagnose the problem. What you have provided so far allows for guesswork at best.

  • saratoga
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Reply #2
You probably don't want to use AIFF since very few programs can tag them.  FLAC (or ALAC if your goal is to use Apple software) would be a better choice.

  • waylman
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Reply #3
has to be aiff for a project im working on

There are no errors...it just rips to .wav and then nothing else happens.

With SOX, I see a little DOS window pop up for a millisecond and then it is gone.

Here's a log:
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Exact Audio Copy V1.0 beta 3 from 29. August 2011

EAC extraction logfile from 5. September 2013, 11:13

Various Artists / Trainspotting (Soundtrack)

Used drive  : ASUS    DRW-24F1ST  Adapter: 2  ID: 0

Read mode              : Secure
Utilize accurate stream : Yes
Defeat audio cache      : No
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction                      : 6
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out          : No
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks  : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations      : Yes
Used interface                              : Native Win32 interface for Win NT & 2000
Gap handling                                : Not detected, thus appended to previous track

Used output format              : User Defined Encoder
Selected bitrate                : 128 kBit/s
Quality                        : High
Add ID3 tag                    : Yes
Command line compressor        : C:\Program Files (x86)\Exact Audio Copy\sox.exe


TOC of the extracted CD

     Track |  Start  |  Length  | Start sector | End sector
   ---------------------------------------------------------
       1  |  0:00.32 |  5:13.20 |        32    |    23526 
       2  |  5:13.52 |  3:56.38 |    23527    |    41264 
       3  |  9:10.15 | 10:34.57 |    41265    |    88871 
       4  | 19:44.72 |  5:09.33 |    88872    |  112079 
       5  | 24:54.30 |  7:00.15 |    112080    |  143594 
       6  | 31:54.45 |  4:13.50 |    143595    |  162619 
       7  | 36:08.20 |  6:00.72 |    162620    |  189691 
       8  | 42:09.17 |  3:44.58 |    189692    |  206549 
       9  | 45:54.00 |  4:31.55 |    206550    |  226929 
       10  | 50:25.55 |  6:27.67 |    226930    |  256021 
       11  | 56:53.47 |  2:33.40 |    256022    |  267536 
       12  | 59:27.12 |  3:15.60 |    267537    |  282221 
       13  | 62:42.72 |  9:44.45 |    282222    |  326066 
       14  | 72:27.42 |  3:09.00 |    326067    |  340241 


Track 11

     Filename C:\Users\W\Documents\matt music\11. Elastica - 2-1.wav

     Peak level 83.2 %
     Extraction speed 3.5 X
     Track quality 100.0 %
     Copy CRC FDF18A69
     Accurately ripped (confidence 76)  [7E73DEBF]  (AR v2)
     Copy OK


All tracks accurately ripped

No errors occurred

End of status report
  • Last Edit: 05 September, 2013, 02:30:53 PM by db1989

  • saratoga
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Reply #4
has to be aiff for a project im working on

There are no errors...it just rips to .wav and then nothing else happens.

With SOX, I see a little DOS window pop up for a millisecond and then it is gone.


The error is actually in that message that you can't read.  However, thats less important than explaining what it is that you have done.  Post the complete command being sent to sox or other encoder and someone might be able to tell you why it didn't work.

  • db1989
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Reply #5
Since the problem is not with the ripping process itself, rather with the subsequent encoding, the log is not relevant.

I meant implicitly that you should tell us what command-line parameters you have tried passing to SoX or iTunesEncode that do not work. Take a screenshot of the page in the Options entitled “User defined encoder”, or copy and paste the command-line(s).

It could be as simple as you having omitted the required source and destination placeholders, %s and %d, or perhaps you have not configured either of the encoders correctly. Again, how are we meant to judge that possibility without having the relevant information?

  • waylman
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Reply #6
Well I feel pretty dumb. I didn't realize that it was mandatory to include command line instructions for SOX to work.

I included this line and it seems OK now: -t wav %source% -t aif %dest%

Thanks all!