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--keep-foreign-metadata and EAC. Necessary at all?
Xenion
post Nov 8 2012, 14:19
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I understand what --keep-foreign-metadata does but i wonder if it is necessary at all with WAVE files EAC produces. In my tests restored files previously encoded <without> the --keep-foreign-metadata option have the same checksum as the original EAC-created WAVE file. Is this because my test-CDs just don't contain any foreign metadata or is this switch useless in combination with EAC, because EAC doesn't read any "foreign" metadata at all?
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post Nov 8 2012, 14:58
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I think it's useless because most applications don't put metadata into wav files at all, and very few applications could read it if they did. There is a way to put metadata in wav files, but it is virtually ignored.

If you want metadata then use either lossless or lossy compression that supports it.
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