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Exact Audio Copy v1.7

Today at 07:08 by Thundik81 | Views: 202 | Comments: 1

Exact Audio Copy v1.7 released



- Standard setup now using AccurateRip meta instead of for metadata retrieval
- AccurateRip meta does not yet support submissions, but will be in the future
- Updated the Musicbrainz Metadata plugin, for better CD information, more covers & lyrics
- Removed freedb integration completely (including genre selection, etc.)
- Updated flac and CTDB applications in the EAC setup
- Fixed and new command line parameters
- Fixed problem of using the wrong browser when opening a link
- Found a problem with communication with AcoustID via the plugin

Winamp is opening its source code

2024-05-17 13:57:48 by spoon | Views: 5445 | Comments: 6

"Winamp will open up its code for the player used on Windows, enabling the entire community to participate in its development," said the company. "This is an invitation to global collaboration, where developers worldwide can contribute their expertise, ideas, and passion to help this iconic software evolve."

AccurateRip 21 years old

2024-05-10 14:41:56 by spoon | Views: 6955 | Comments: 11

21 years back, we created AccurateRip, previously secure rippers required frame re-reads to detect errors, which has a detection hole, in that an error might not be random and repeat. Even C2 has a detection hole, so the idea was to compare rips against a central database was born. The idea here is there is only effectively one true error free rip, and any errors would not be present of someone else's different disc / drive.

Shortly after developing AccurateRip we found out pressings were an issue, that is when a CD is made it is made with an offset called the pressing offset. When the stocks of CD run low, they send it off to be remanufactured, and a new offset is introduced. This made the work of AccurateRip much harder, especially as part of the initial phase of AccurateRip is to find the drive offset (previously it was done manually).

Fast forward to today: AccurateRip has processed half a billion rips!, knows there are 5 million unique audio CDs out there, and has half a million people using it over the years. Impressive numbers for something which started small.

We are introducing as a community meta database (track titles), based on a few principles behind accuraterip, that the correct result is the result verified by multiple people. This is to replace gnudb which has gone rouge.