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essentialjpm
post Jul 12 2013, 20:09
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I have an old account but I haven't posted in a long time, can't remember the email I registered with so I started this account. Anyway, I've ripped my CD collection several times (once at 128kbps, then again at 192kbps, then again at v0) each time with Easy CD-DA Extractor. Didn't always rip all at once, but the settings were pretty much the same till I changed so many CDs could have been ripped with different LAME versions as well.

Anyway, I'm sticking with v0 and I'm ready to re-do the entire collection at the same time with the same LAME version and settings. I don't want to be kicking myself again in a few years so I wouldn't mind a few opinions before I do everything and realize I did something incorrectly again in a few years.

After reading this forum a lot, the Exact Audio Copy wiki, and general Google searches, this is my final:

Software: Exact Audio Copy (0.99 Prebeta 4)

LAME: 3.98.4-vc6

Command Line: -V 0 --id3v2-only --ta "%a" --tl "%g" --tn "%n" --tt "%t" --ty "%y" --tg "%m" --tc "rbm (eac secure mode)" %s %d

I'm looking for the highest quality v0, rip time doesn't matter. From my reading this is the best command line I can get, am I missing anything?

Also, it seems like LAME 3.98.4 is highly recommended, is there a different version I should be using?

Thanks.
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Mach-X
post Sep 12 2013, 07:12
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There is no such thing as 'uncompressed' flac. It is a lossless form of compression similar to a zip file. Level 0 is larger file size/faster encoding. -8 is smallest file size/slowest encoding. However modern cpus with more than one core will encode even -8 far faster than your cd drive can physically read the disc, which is why I always use it (Why waste space if there's no benefit?). You can expand flac back to its original wav state, burn it to audio cd and it will always be the same, no loss in sound quality, again just like a zip file.

If the space on your iphone isn't an issue, -V0 is just fine if you aren't interested in doing abx testing to identify your transparency threshold, and you simply want that 'insurance' that you aren't losing sound quality. If space becomes an issue later on, consider doing some testing.

Also, since I am unfamiliar with dbpoweramp, does it do accuraterip checking to make sure your cdrip has been, well, accurately ripped? If not I won't sick the EAC brigade on you, but simply suggest you grab the free software cuetools, and check your ripped albums to make sure there are no errors.

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post Sep 12 2013, 08:07
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QUOTE (Mach-X @ Sep 12 2013, 07:12) *
Also, since I am unfamiliar with dbpoweramp, does it do accuraterip checking to make sure your cdrip has been, well, accurately ripped? If not I won't sick the EAC brigade on you, but simply suggest you grab the free software cuetools, and check your ripped albums to make sure there are no errors.


accuraterip and dbpoweramp were both created and are maintained by the same person. http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showuser=1615


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- essentialjpm   Final Settings Prior To Encoding Collection   Jul 12 2013, 20:09
- - db1989   QUOTE (essentialjpm @ Jul 12 2013, 20:09)...   Jul 12 2013, 20:16
|- - essentialjpm   QUOTE (db1989 @ Jul 12 2013, 15:16) QUOTE...   Jul 12 2013, 21:18
|- - themanintheshadows_2451   QUOTE (db1989 @ Jul 12 2013, 21:16) QUOTE...   Sep 14 2013, 05:28
|- - Mach-X   QUOTE (themanintheshadows_2451 @ Sep 14 2013,...   Sep 14 2013, 05:35
- - Apesbrain   You're ripping your CD collection for the 4th ...   Jul 12 2013, 23:14
- - Eli   I would echo the recommendation for FLAC. Its loss...   Jul 13 2013, 00:23
- - slks   Rip to FLAC first, then encode with any version of...   Jul 13 2013, 10:54
- - Aleron Ives   LAME 3.100k is the current version of halb27's...   Jul 13 2013, 21:29
- - db1989   QUOTE (Aleron Ives @ Jul 13 2013, 21:29) ...   Jul 14 2013, 11:02
- - essentialjpm   After several recommending it in this topic, I bou...   Sep 12 2013, 02:36
|- - eahm   Why why why are you converting to MP3 if you have ...   Sep 12 2013, 02:43
|- - db1989   QUOTE (essentialjpm @ Sep 12 2013, 02:36)...   Sep 12 2013, 02:43
|- - rick.hughes   QUOTE (essentialjpm @ Sep 11 2013, 20:36)...   Sep 12 2013, 15:03
- - tpijag   2. Lossless is lossless so what level of compressi...   Sep 12 2013, 02:44
- - essentialjpm   QUOTE (db1989 @ Sep 11 2013, 21:43) No, n...   Sep 12 2013, 03:03
|- - gib   QUOTE (essentialjpm @ Sep 11 2013, 16:03)...   Sep 12 2013, 06:07
- - eahm   FLAC -0 in uncompressed. Again, why won't you ...   Sep 12 2013, 03:06
|- - greynol   QUOTE (eahm @ Sep 11 2013, 19:06) FLAC -0...   Sep 12 2013, 06:33
- - eahm   Wow, I totally confused level 0 with uncompressed ...   Sep 12 2013, 06:51
- - Mach-X   There is no such thing as 'uncompressed' f...   Sep 12 2013, 07:12
|- - marc2003   QUOTE (Mach-X @ Sep 12 2013, 07:12) ...   Sep 12 2013, 08:07
- - eahm   Mach-X, thanks for the lesson about lossless compr...   Sep 12 2013, 07:24
- - Mach-X   Any idea what commandline switch that is? Never he...   Sep 12 2013, 07:45
|- - JJZolx   --disable-constant-subframes --disable-fixed-subfr...   Sep 12 2013, 08:04
- - db1989   Uncompressed FLAC is a dubious extension pioneered...   Sep 12 2013, 13:13
- - spoon   We let people decide on their own, I keep an open ...   Sep 12 2013, 14:49
|- - db1989   QUOTE (spoon @ Sep 12 2013, 14:49) Here i...   Sep 12 2013, 16:11
- - spoon   There is also the [multi-encoder] encoder which al...   Sep 12 2013, 15:11
- - Wombat   This is business. In that case it is good service ...   Sep 12 2013, 16:31
- - spoon   I not talk about normal computers, rather networke...   Sep 12 2013, 16:38
- - essentialjpm   QUOTE (eahm @ Sep 11 2013, 22:06) FLAC -0...   Sep 12 2013, 18:22
|- - eahm   Please read here http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/foru...   Sep 12 2013, 19:22
- - greynol   Please don't confuse uncompressed with lossles...   Sep 12 2013, 18:31
- - JJZolx   I also keep both FLAC and MP3 copies of everything...   Sep 12 2013, 18:55
- - greynol   ...or a lossy library in a different format (vorbi...   Sep 12 2013, 18:59
- - phofman   For those using linux e.g. on their NAS - the grea...   Sep 12 2013, 20:39
- - Mach-X   I support the mp3 choice as well because if you de...   Sep 13 2013, 00:13
- - Alexey Lukin   RE: Final Settings Prior To Encoding Collection   Sep 13 2013, 21:58
- - Wombat   WoW! 64bit! I hope you didn't got m...   Sep 13 2013, 22:10
- - Mach-X   Correction for my "no such thing as uncompres...   Sep 14 2013, 04:43
- - JJZolx   There may be more than just the following thread. ...   Sep 14 2013, 08:40
- - greynol   FWIW, I chose not to upgrade to 3.99.5 because 3.9...   Sep 14 2013, 15:46
- - essentialjpm   I've been happy with dbpoweramp, (v0 and FLAC ...   Sep 20 2013, 21:28
- - spoon   If you install dBpoweramp R14.2 (archive.org looki...   Sep 20 2013, 21:36
- - essentialjpm   QUOTE (spoon @ Sep 20 2013, 16:36) If you...   Sep 21 2013, 02:29


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