Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 42249
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2019/04/20 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2006/3/15-17 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows, Computer/HW/Drives] UID:42249 Activity:nil
3/15    Hey motd -- I'm pretty clueless about audio stuff: I have a handful
        of CD's that I'd like to rip into decent quality MP3's.  Can anybody
        recommend a reasonable freeware software package for win2k to help
        me with this?  Any help would be much appreciated.    TIA!        -mice
        \_ --versiontracker search.  unfortunately
           it looks like most of them are unrated... I use iTunes on my Mac.
           The windows version might be a bit too bloated for your tastes,
           since I'm guessing you wouldn't use most of the features.  -sax
           \_ huh, okay -- I'll check it out when I get home.  Thanks
              eric!      -mice
        \_ OS?
           \_ Ah, right...the OS.  heh.  Win2k.  -mice
              \_ One option is the built in windows media player.
                 Produces WMA format.  I think newer updates produce
                 MP3s but I haven't tried it.  Make sure you turn
                 off copy protection.
        \_ I use CDex in combination with LAME using the encoder setting
           --alt-preset-standard which gives very nice MP3s with ID3 tags
           at an average of about 192kbit.  Many other settings are available.
        \_ I would recommend EAC for extracting the audio tracks, and
           then lame to encode it in mp3 format. I personally archive
           my CD tracks in a lossless format (wavpack, but flac is
           equally good), and you can easily experiment between
           different encoding bit-rates in lame without re-ripping the
           CD. For music player, I use foobar2000. EAC and lame
           requires some slight configuration. Here are some links:
           requires some configuration. Here are some links:
        \_ I've used 'FreeRip' to rip and encode Cd's into collections MP3's.
           It could be prettier, but it does the job with a minimum of effort.
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copyright EAC Drive Configuration From Hydrogenaudio Knowledgebase EAC is the most powerful and advanced ripper available. It delivers the highest quality rips possible and unsurprisingly is the most popular ripping software at Hydrogenaudio. There's one catch: configuring it correctly is a newbie's nightmare. This guide will take you through all necessary steps of the configuration, so you will be able to enjoy error-free compressed audio no matter how advanced you are. Note: This tutorial assumes you are installing EAC for the first time and have no previous configuration stored. If this is not the case, you can reset your configuration by doing the following: * Press <Windows Key> + <R> (or click 'Start | Run'), type regedit, and hit <Enter>. edit EAC Configuration Wizard * Upon running EAC for the first time, a setup wizard will appear. Keep a clean Audio CD handy, you'll need it in a minute to test and configure your drives. I prefer to have accurate results I prefer to have accurate results * Click Next again. On the next page, click I don't trust these values, detect the features for my drive. I dont trust these values I dont trust these values * Now, insert an Audio CD (Original, factory-pressed CD only. EAC will now perform some tests in order to determine your drive's capabilities, and display the results within a few minutes. Detection results Detection results * If this is the case, click Next again. If you have more than one drive, the same procedure must now be repated for the other drives; This is purely a feature-based ranking (mainly dependant on the Audio Caching feature which is an obstacle for secure audio extraction) - it provides no assessment of the drives' actual ripping quality (in this example, EAC is completely wrong - the NEC drive is totally unreliable for audio extraction, while the Lite-On is excellent). Uncheck 'Install and configure the external LAMEEXE compressor' Uncheck 'Install and configure the external LAMEEXE compressor' * You will now be asked for your e-mail address in order to access the freedb online music database. edit EAC Options Check out the EAC options in the EAC menu. While there isn't necessarily much you should change, it is important that you set error recovery quality to "high". Notice that the below Coaster Factory tutorials are for EAC 09 Prebeta9, so don't take everything as a fact. Once you have configured EAC options as per the Coaster Factory tutorials, continue reading this article and configure the drive and encoder as instructed below. edit CD-ROM Drive Options For perfect rips, you should setup your CD-ROM drive correctly (secure mode options, offset correction options, gap detection options). Go to the drive options in EAC menu and follow these instructions: Drive Setup (done once): Select: Secure mode with the following drive features (recommended) You will need to detect & apply drive features when using secure mode but only if you chose not to use the configuration wizard otherwise you can skip drive setup. edit Drive Features Accurate Stream/Drive has Accurate Stream' feature If EAC reports "Accurate Stream: Yes", enable this option by ticking the "Accurate Stream" box. This means that your drive doesn't jitter and enabling this option on such drives will decrease the probability of errors & cause a speed increase. Caching/Drive caches audio If EAC reports "Caching: Yes", enable this by ticking the "drive caches audio" box. In such cases, every sector read will be read from cache and is identical, this will increase the probability of errors & cause a speed decrease. Tip: If you are not sure whether your drive caches audio data or not (or if you simply don't wish to perform Feurio's audio caching test and you still want accurate results), as a rule of thumb, enable this option. By doing this, you instruct EAC to flush the cache every time it reads audio data-irrespective of whether your drive caches audio data or not. This might result in lower ripping speeds, but the results will be most accurate. Tip: Some drives disable audio caching at low speeds, if your drive is set to DMA transfer mode try changing it to PIO only transfer mode then re-test for caching. C2 Error Info/Drive is capable of retrieving C2 error information With C2 enabled, EAC's error detection becomes dependent on the drives C2 accuracy which varies from drive to drive & increases the probability of errors, this feature also results in a speed increase because EAC doesn't read the data twice anymore, If your drive supports this feature & you decide to use it enable this by ticking C2 Error Info box. If you are not completely sure your drive supports C2 correctly you should disable this feature in EAC. Tip: If you are not sure whether your drive is capable of handling C2 error information, as a rule of thumb, disable this option. Once again, this might result in lower ripping speeds, but the results will be most accurate. EAC works well with almost any decent drive available in the market to give you near-perfect results; provided EAC is configured properly as per instructions given above.
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First we will set some general options for EAC which should be the same for most users. Start Exact Audio Copy and from The EAC menu select EAC Options... After seeing the amount of options available in EAC most new users hook off, but this is actually the easiest part of the EAC setup. Once you know the meaning of the settings setting the correct values is a breeze. This page will help you with that by giving detailed information about every setting and recommended settings. While this page may look overwhelming you can set the EAC options in a few minutes with it. Non relevant options for a basic working EAC installation are grayed out, but will be discussed later in this tutorial when they become important. Fill up missing offset samples with silence: (Default: Enabled, Recommended: Enabled) When using offset correction (see later), without the drive being able to overread into lead-in/lead-out, this flag specifies if the missing samples should be filled with silence to maintain the correct track length or just left out, resulting in a WAV file with missing some samples. Since we want to get extraction results as close to the original as possible enable this option. No use of null samples for CRC calculations: (Default: Enabled, Recommended: Disabled) When calculating CRC checksums, null samples are not counted. Otherwise also a shift will result in a different CRC even if the track has null samples at the beginning and the end. This option isn't really important and has absolutely no influence on the extraction quality. However, for people who want to experiment with offsets it may be interesting to disable this option. This works of course only if adjacent tracks are extracted. Delete leading and trailing silent blocks: (Default: Disabled, Recommended: Disabled) If a track (or range) contains silence at the beginning and/or the end, EAC can remove these (only blockwise). Of course this will result in a WAV that is shorter than the original track. Skip track extraction on read or sync errors: (Default: Disabled, Recommended: Disabled) If selected, EAC will, on the first occurrence of a read or sync error, skip the actual track and proceed with the next one. Thanks to EAC's advanced extraction method tracks with read and/or sync errors often have no audible artifacts. When such an error occurs, EAC will display it in the log file so you can listen to the suspicious position and decide for yourself whether or not you can hear an artifact. When a read or sync error occurred the extraction is no longer guaranteed to be accurate, but it's in my opinion better to have a copy with a few wrong samples you cannot hear, than no copy at all... Of course, EAC can't do miracles so it is possible that artifacts are introduced due to read and/or sync errors on badly scratched CDs. It's up to you to decide whether or not you can hear the artifacts. Skip track extraction after duration longer than: (Default: Disabled, Recommended: Disabled) If selected, EAC will, after extracting a given time on a track, skip the actual track and proceed with the next one. This is handy if error correction takes too long, making error-free extraction nearly unfeasible. On the other hand you sometimes want to give a badly damaged track a try in which case the extraction process can take up to several hours. Then it's of course better to leave this option disabled! Some of you may think that it's stupid to leave this options disabled because if a track takes that long it contains that much errors it probably is no longer a "pleasure for the ear". However, examples are known of people extracting CDs which took over 15 hours to complete with only a few audible artifacts and those could be easily removed in a wave editor. After each xx mins of extraction, cool down the drive for yy mins: (Default: Disabled) On difficult, error-full extractions it is often a good idea to pause the extraction within a specific time interval, in order to prevent any damage of the CD-ROM drive. EAC's advanced reading method causes a lot more movement of the laser unit what may cause excessive heat production with certain CD-ROMs The heat may decrease reading performance so if you experience problems during long extractions it may be a good idea to enable this option. Lock drive tray during extraction: (Default: Enabled, Recommended: Enabled) EAC will lock the CD-ROM drive tray to make sure that the user don't open it by accident during the extraction process. If not selected, the tray would open during an extraction, but leaving EAC in an unknown state. Extraction and compression priority: (Default: Normal, Recommended: Normal) Just leave this setting alone. Increasing priority will make other applications work "choppy". This only specifies how many rereads will be done before giving up. Since we want the highest possible quality for our extracted tracks set this to "High". Use alternate CD play routines: (Default: Disabled) Normally EAC will play (not extract of course) through the analog output of the CD-ROM and soundcard. When this option is enabled all CD play routines will work by extracting and digitally sending the audio data to the sound card. This has the advantage that no cable has to be installed between the drive and the soundcard. This is especially cool in Windows 2000 where other programs can also do this by setting this in Device Manager. Note that this feature is only recommended if you have a CD-ROM that is quite good in Digital Audio Extraction. Disable 'CD Autostart' for audio and data CDs while EAC running: (Default: Enabled, Recommended: Enabled) EAC will disable Windows CD autostart feature in order all times a new CD is inserted to not have pop up either the Windows CD player or start the setup program of the CD. Display time using frames: (Default: Disabled, Recommended: Disabled) It is possible to display the time information in the main window in two different formats, either as 1/100 seconds or as 1/75 seconds (frames) which is more native to the CD. The frame display is always exact while hundredth of seconds will be rounded. Most people will prefer the 1/100 seconds format so leave this option disabled. Ask before overwriting files: (Default: Enabled, Recommended: Enabled) If a track with the specific filename on the CD already exists, EAC is able to either ask if the file really should be overwritten or just overwrite without asking. Correct bug of wrong filename order in Windows multiple file dialog: (Default: Enabled, Recommended: Enabled) The Windows file selection box has some strange behavior that occurs when selecting multiple files, the first and last track will be exchanged. This occurs when clicking the last file of the list as the last one. This function will correct this and exchange both files again. Show status dialog after extraction: (Default: Enabled, Recommended: Enabled) Here you could select if EAC should show up the Extraction Status dialog after extraction. The status dialog will show error messages occurred during extraction and will report track quality and suspicious positions. Beep after extraction finished: (Default: Enabled, Recommended: Enabled) After extraction is finished EAC is able to perform a Windows Beep. Eject CD after extraction finished: (Default: Disabled, Recommended: Disabled) Makes the CD eject after extraction finished just like some CD-R burning applications do. May be useful when you try to extract a CD that takes hours due to reading errors and you want to bed... After extraction finished - Restart computer: (Default: Disabled, Recommended: Disabled) Same as above, but in this case EAC will reset the computer in order to start up new for a clean environment. Retrieve UPC/ISRC codes in CUE sheet generation: (Default: Disabled, Recommended: Disabled) On automatically generating a CUE sheet for a CD, it is possible to add also its UPC and ISRCs. This is usually only required for professional CD mastering. In practice only few CDs seem to effective use this information and retrieving could be quite time consuming on some CDs. Use CD-Text information in CUE sheet generation: Add PERFORMER and TITLE to CUE sheets that ...