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Foobar2000 vs. EAC for FLAC ripping?, [moved from fb2k: General]
binar
post Sep 11 2012, 01:59
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Fellow Forum Members,
I'm using Foobar 2000 to rip my music collection over to FLAC format. I have it set to level 5 compression level. Is that all I need to concern myself with in order to get the best quality audio file? Are there any other parameters I should know about that require I tinker with in order to get best quality audio?

Lastly, many years ago I used EAC to rip some of my CDs over to Lame MP3. I remember EAC having some error correction feature. Does Foobar2000 have something similar? In short, if EAC and Foobar2000 are setup with the same FLAC ripping paremeters, and both rip the same CD on the same hardware. Will the resulting two sets of FLAC files be identical to each other or differ in quality? Just wondering how these two apps compare against each other when put head to head with the same parameters. Any info will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. :)
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marc2003
post Jan 18 2013, 10:41
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Use of -8 is not without risk as it requires more decoding power than does the default -5.


benchmarks taken a few years ago on a sansa fuze running rockbox:

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flac_5.flac     2936.56% realtime     Decode time - 5.99s     8.17MHz
flac_8.flac     2748.43% realtime     Decode time - 6.40s     8.73MHz


i don't think this difference will have much effect in the real world??

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