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Exact Audio Copy explanation
Hey :) It's my first post on that website so please be gentle with me if something's wrong with it or if the question was already asked by somebody else.

So, i've been downloading albums off of internet since years and i discovered FLAC not that long ago and i wanted to know some stuffs on EAC.
I wanted to know if when both Test and Copy CRC match, does it mean it's a perfect rip ?
And my second question is...Does it really matter if tracks aren't accurately ripped ?
What should i look for to be sure a rip is "perfect" ?

Thanks for the answers ;)

  • 2tec
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Re: Exact Audio Copy explanation
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I wanted to know if when both Test and Copy CRC match, does it mean it's a perfect rip ?
And my second question is...Does it really matter if tracks aren't accurately ripped ?
What should i look for to be sure a rip is "perfect" ?
Short answers:

1. Not necessarily.
2. Generally, no.
3. AccurateRip
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Re: Exact Audio Copy explanation
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So, how do i know if an EAC log is good then ? You said "AccurateRip" but i didn't understand fully what you meant.

  • lithopsian
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So, how do i know if an EAC log is good then ? You said "AccurateRip" but i didn't understand fully what you meant.

http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/index.php/overview/basic-technology/accurate-rip/

Should tell you what you need to know, better than me trying to paraphrase and getting it wrong.

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So if i understand it all i need the tracks to be accuratly ripped (the confidence thing).
The more the confidence is high the best it is ?
Yet, if the album is new it isn't in the database so in this case, what should i do to be sure the rip is fine ?
  • Last Edit: 09 October, 2017, 12:19:31 AM by TheModifiedDog

  • NetRanger
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If EAC reports no errors etc. so is the rip fine.

You just have to setup EAC properly.

  • 2tec
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So if i understand it all i need the tracks to be accuratly ripped (the confidence thing).
The more the confidence is high the best it is ?
Yet, if the album is new it isn't in the database so in this case, what should i do to be sure the rip is fine ?
Yes, if AccurateRip confirms the rip, you have some confidence that your rip matches other people's rips. If your rip is the first, and there may even be minor errors like timing, then a test and copy comparing CRCs will let you know that your rip was, at least, consistent. Files can be compared to the AccurateRip database later, when there's more data.

There's also the cuetools database ~ http://cue.tools/wiki/CUETools_Database
  • Last Edit: 09 October, 2017, 11:46:29 AM by 2tec
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