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  • ChinBo37
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Help with EAC command line for LAME
I suck at command lines in general but I need some help here.
 
I followed this guide to setting up EAC to rip my CD collection to FLAC. - https://flacfan.com/posts/how-to-rip-cds-perfectly-on-windows-using-exact-audio-copy-eac-part-1-setup/
 
 
Guide worked great and it seems like everything is correct (let me know if anyone disagrees). The command line I was using for FLAC is;
 
-8 -V -T "TRACKNUMBER=%tracknr%" -T "TITLE=%title%" -T "ARTIST=%artist%" -T "ALBUMARTIST=%albumartist%" -T "ALBUM=%albumtitle%" -T "DATE=%year%" -T "TOTALTRACKS=%numtracks%" -T "DISCNUMBER=%cdnumber%" -T "TOTALDISCS=%totalcds%" -T "PERFORMER=%albuminterpret%" -T "COMPOSER=%composer%" -T "GENRE=%genre%" %haslyrics%--tag-from-file=LYRICS="%lyricsfile%"%haslyrics% -T "COMMENT=%comment%" %source% -o %dest%
 
 
It works and it seems to bring the correct metadata to the file.
 
 
BUT. I also at the same time want to rip my discs to something like 320 mp3 for ease of use in my car or if my wife or someone wants to use them. Of course I could convert the FLAC to mp3 but I figure while the disc is still in I might as well rip a 320 version as well.

So I used the setup in the above guide on a new profile in EAC but in the "Compression Options" I changed the user defined encoder to LAME. The problem is with the command line. If I try to copy/paste the previous FLAC command line to my LAME/mp3 profile, but just change the beginning like this;
 
-b 320 -T "TRACKNUMBER=%tracknr%" -T "TITLE=%title%" -T "ARTIST=%artist%" -T "ALBUMARTIST=%albumartist%" -T "ALBUM=%albumtitle%" -T "DATE=%year%" -T "TOTALTRACKS=%numtracks%" -T "DISCNUMBER=%cdnumber%" -T "TOTALDISCS=%totalcds%" -T "PERFORMER=%albuminterpret%" -T "COMPOSER=%composer%" -T "GENRE=%genre%" %haslyrics%--tag-from-file=LYRICS="%lyricsfile%"%haslyrics% -T "COMMENT=%comment%" %source% -o %dest%
 
 
It returns an error that says - C:\Program Files (x86)\Exact Audio Copy\Lame\lame.exe: excess arg ARTIST=Track Artist
 
 
 
And I really dont understand why I am getting this error.
 
 
If I just use the command line; -b 320 %source% , this works fine but the album artist field doesn't transfer
 
 
 
Can anyone help me?

  • Apesbrain
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Re: Help with EAC command line for LAME
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If I just use the command line; -b 320 %source% , this works fine but the album artist field doesn't transfer
EAC > Compression options > External Compression > (x) Add ID3 tag

Don't do this for FLAC.  Use the commandline you already have.  As you discovered, you can delete the "-o %dest%" at the end.
  • Last Edit: 19 April, 2017, 09:09:10 AM by Apesbrain

  • ChinBo37
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Re: Help with EAC command line for LAME
Reply #2
Ya in my FLAC profile I leave "Add ID3 Tag" UNCHECKED.


In my MP3 profile I have it checked.



I tried to delete the "-o %dest%" at  the end of my command line in my MP3/Lame profile but I still get the same error - excess arg ARTIST=Track Artist.

I get the error whether or not the Add ID3 Tag is checked or not.

  • Apesbrain
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Re: Help with EAC command line for LAME
Reply #3
With the "Add ID3 tag" option checked, just use the commandline: -b 320 %source%

  • ChinBo37
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Re: Help with EAC command line for LAME
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No thats fine and it works but then for some reason it doesn't transfer the "Album Artist" data.

Its not the end of the world but it would be nice if I could get that to work.

  • Apesbrain
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Re: Help with EAC command line for LAME
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Ah, I got it: only the one tag is causing a problem.  See here for an option:
https://askubuntu.com/questions/622132/how-to-write-album-artist-id3-tag-using-lame

If you do this, you may need to switch "Add ID3 tag" off and create tags in the commandline similar to what you are doing with FLAC.  Maybe try leaving it checked and just writing the ALBUMARTIST tag via commandline to see if that works.  Going to be something like:
-b 320 --tv TPE2=%albumartist% %source%
  • Last Edit: 19 April, 2017, 10:33:34 AM by Apesbrain

  • ChinBo37
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Re: Help with EAC command line for LAME
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Holy shit I got it.

Yes I left Add ID3 checked and I made the command line -

-b 320 --tv "TPE2=%albumartist%" %source%


Works great. Thank you.


Now I have about 500 CDs to rip :((((



  • Apesbrain
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Re: Help with EAC command line for LAME
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Have fun.  If I had this task ahead of me, I'd rip to FLAC and bulk convert to MP3 when done.  Sure to be faster and less manual labor than ripping each CD twice.  Glad we solved your problem.

NOTE: Somewhere there is a program that, when used with EAC, will encode more than one format at a time.  I think it is called MAREO; search for it.
  • Last Edit: 19 April, 2017, 12:18:44 PM by Apesbrain