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How-to rip into WMA-lossless w/EAC ?, Need a guide to do ripping to wmal within EAC
post Nov 22 2006, 20:24
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Hello music lovers,

i need to know how i can rip CD's into wma lossless within the EAC app.

after reading through 20! pages in this section of the forum i finally thought to
start a new thread.
After investigating through the web i followed the hint to install the WM-Encoder 9 pack.
Then i chose within EAC the WMA9 encoder under the external compression tab with the lossless bitrate
option checked.
But there is nothing more coming out then the .wav files...?
What i've to do ?


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post Nov 23 2006, 08:55
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Glad to hear you got it to work. I was going to test this morning otherwise.

Your command line is as expected, but on re-reading the help I saw this section:

[-a_setting] <setting>
Specifies the formats for audio setting.
Use -a_formats to list supported audio formats for each codec.
If you use the Windows Media Audio 9 Lossless codec:
-a_setting Qxx_SamplingRate_Channels_BitDepth. For example,
-a_setting Q100_44_2_24 specifies VBR Quality 100, 44 kHz, two channel,
24-bit encoding. (Quality-based VBR and a quality level of 100 is
required with this codec.)

You say your results are identical, so I assume that this is not required. Perhaps the values are auto-set according to the codec selected (Q100) and the input file (2 channel; 16 bit).

It may be interesting to do some testing with the command lines:
  • "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Components\Encoder\WMCmd.vbs" -input %s -output %d -a_codec WMA9LSL -a_mode 2
  • "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Components\Encoder\WMCmd.vbs" -input %s -output %d -a_codec WMA9LSL -a_mode 2 -a_setting Q100_44_2_16
  • "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Components\Encoder\WMCmd.vbs" -input %s -output %d -a_codec WMA9LSL -a_mode 2 -a_setting Q100_44_2_24
If I get chance I may give it a try. I suspect the first and second will be identical.

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