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EAC to ALAC (.M4A) using ffmpeg
simonmcnair
post Aug 29 2012, 12:25
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just to let you know if you want to use EAC to output M4a files you can use ffmpeg to do this and get tagging. The best command line I have come up with is:

-i %source% -metadata "ARTIST=%artist%" -metadata "TITLE=%title%" -metadata "ALBUM=%albumtitle%" -metadata "DATE=%year%" -metadata "TRACK=%tracknr%" -metadata "GENRE=%genre%" -metadata "ALBUM_ARTIST=%albuminterpret%" -metadata "COMPOSER=%composer%" -metadata "DISCNUMBER=%cdnumber%" -metadata "COMMENT=CRC:%TRACKCRC%" -metadata "TOTALTRACKS=%numtracks%" -acodec alac %dest%

Sorry if this is old news, if there are any better command lines, a link to the forum post would be appreciated.

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Simon
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marc2003
post Mar 7 2013, 14:58
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^or you could use refalac - from the same developer as qaac.

https://github.com/nu774/qaac/wiki/refalac-usage

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refalac is a win32 command line ALAC encoder/decoder based on open source reference implementation by Apple.

refalac shares much of codes and functionalities with qaac. Therefore, it is packed in the same archive with qaac. However, refalac doesn't require QuickTime or other Apple components. Under x64 environment, you can use refalac64.exe in the zip archive. It's a bit faster than 32bit version.
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