--alac --artist "%a" --title "%t" --genre "%m" --album "%g" --date "%y" --track "%n" %s -o %d
I want to rip and encode my CDs to a lossless format and after some deliberation have chosen to go with Apple Lossless. I want to use Exact Audio Copy to rip the discs to WAV files and then compress to ALAC via an external encoder. I first tried iTunesEncode.exe with iTunes 10.3.1.55 but could not get it to work correctly (tagging didn't work and the resulting file had issues). I've messed around with qaac (http://sites.google.com/site/qaacpage/) and it appears to compress to ALAC fine. So, getting to the point, my question is: is qaac using the exact same encoder for ALAC that would be used if I opened the WAV file in iTunes and then chose the "Create Apple Lossless Version" menu option? I want to make sure I encode only with the official Apple encoder since I've read about issues with iPod playback using reverse engineered ALAC encoders.Also, if there is a better way to encode to ALAC, please let me know.Thanks in advance!