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Help with EAC Output to .flac and .mp3

Hello,

I recently discovered EAC for ripping audio CDs. I have set EAC v.1.5 up to the best of my ability but I am still running into some trouble because I am unfamiliar with the software. I am interested in having EAC output .flac and .mp3 files for my different applications. I've followed the guide on this site (https://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=EAC_and_FLAC)  but when I copy a CD 'Uncompressed' I still get a .wav file. Renaming the .wav file extension to .flac still makes the file playable in audio players such as VLC but I rather not go through that extra step of renaming.

I've also noticed that the .wav file that is produced is missing ID3 tags even the the check box checked and the command line options entered from the guide. Compressed output .mp3 files keep all metadata intact.

I am sure I am missing something in the way I have EAC set up.

Thanks



 

Re: Help with EAC Output to .flac and .mp3

Reply #1
mp3 and flac are compressed audio. You need to use Copy ... Compressed for both. As you already figured out, Uncompressed is for wav.

The ability to use 2 compressors (encoders) at the same time is NEW in EAC and the guides haven't been updated to include this new feature.

You'll need to set
Compression Options > External Compression
for first encoder (flac or mp3) and
Compression Options > Additional External Compression
for the second encoder (flac or mp3).


Filename options are set in
EAC Options > Filename
for first encoder (flac or mp3) and
EAC Options > Additional Filename
for the second encoder (flac or mp3).
Note: Replace spaces by underscores isn't working in v1.5 and should not be checked.

You can still use the guides for everything else.
korth

Re: Help with EAC Output to .flac and .mp3

Reply #2
Why don’t you just rip to FLAC?
It is lossless and has excellent support for tagging.
WAV is lossless as well but the tagging department is a problem.
If you need an MP3, use transcoding.
Good media players support this e.g.
https://www.thewelltemperedcomputer.com/SW/Players/MusicBee/MusicBee_Sync.htm
TheWellTemperedComputer.com

Re: Help with EAC Output to .flac and .mp3

Reply #3
I see I had some confusion in the differences between compression and lossy-ness.

My first external compression engine is a User Defined Encoder with the FLAC.EXE included in the installation. I have it set to use the file extension .flac.

My additional external compression engine is the LAME MP3 Encoder of which I downloaded the current version and have EAC pointed to lame.exe.

Shouldn't the use of two compressors produce two different file types? In my case shouldn't I expect to see EAC produce one .flac and another .mp3?

I did not realize that .wav does not support tagging.

Re: Help with EAC Output to .flac and .mp3

Reply #4
Quote
Shouldn't the use of two compressors produce two different file types? In my case shouldn't I expect to see EAC produce one .flac and another .mp3?
If each encoder is setup correctly then yes (see edit below). Filename and Additional Filename naming schemes can be set to send the files to different locations.

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I did not realize that .wav does not support tagging.

Not in EAC.


edit:
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My additional external compression engine is the LAME MP3 Encoder of which I downloaded the current version and have EAC pointed to lame.exe.
Set to User Defined Encoder https://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=EAC_and_Lame
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,57617.0.html
korth

Re: Help with EAC Output to .flac and .mp3

Reply #5

Compression Options > Additional External Compression
for the second encoder (flac or mp3).
EAC Options > Additional Filename
for the second encoder (flac or mp3).

I can't find these additional options. I have version 1.5 and just redowloaded the installer in case it's a very new addition.


Re: Help with EAC Output to .flac and .mp3

Reply #7
Thank you for your help.

Are you on a mac or a pc? I'm on a pc and don't see those options. There must be an update I've not seen.





Re: Help with EAC Output to .flac and .mp3

Reply #10
That installer has the same checksum as the one I used.
Code: [Select]
CRC32: EF04F226
MD5: 7CF67A7E65894E10E901C0059E5E9FDE
SHA-1: F4B9DA1ABC0ECFCD7466EC903BF87BBA51872B87

korth

Re: Help with EAC Output to .flac and .mp3

Reply #11
Could having installed react messed things up? Should I just uninstall and start over?

Re: Help with EAC Output to .flac and .mp3

Reply #12
You may need to uninstall, delete the existing program folder (if anything still exists) and reinstall.

The registry can be cleaned by merging a .reg file using the following text.
Code: [Select]
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AWSoftware\EACU]
This would remove any saved settings of the main program (plugin settings are in separate locations).
korth

Re: Help with EAC Output to .flac and .mp3

Reply #13
You've lost me on that one.

I've uninstalled and reinstalled. Here's what's in my registry ...

The registry can be cleaned by merging a .reg file using the following text.
Code: [Select]
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AWSoftware\EACU]
This would remove any saved settings of the main program (plugin settings are in separate locations).

Re: Help with EAC Output to .flac and .mp3

Reply #14
EAC moved the settings from
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AWSoftware\EAC]
to
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AWSoftware\EACU]
starting with v1.0b1.

If you plan to only use v1.5, you can remove [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AWSoftware\EAC].
To remove any saved settings for the main program v1.5, remove [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AWSoftware\EACU]
korth

Re: Help with EAC Output to .flac and .mp3

Reply #15
Thanks for all of your help. I'm going to take a break for now.

Uninstalling, removing those registry preferences, etc. Nothing's caused those extra menus to appear. Maybe my computer's not up to what it needs to enable it.

Re: Help with EAC Output to .flac and .mp3

Reply #16
Doesn't EAC hide the advanced options by default, unless you configure it not to?

Re: Help with EAC Output to .flac and .mp3

Reply #17
Doesn't EAC hide the advanced options by default, unless you configure it not to?

ugh. That solved it. I was in basic mode.

Thanks for figuring it out! :)

 
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