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Easy but fully featured AAC ripper, Looking for something "parent-proof"
ClashRocker
post Nov 11 2012, 16:09
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Mother has a Nexus7, and it's a fantastic device, she wants to copy music to it from her CD's Now I could do it for her, but I would prefer to show her how to do it herself. The problem is, I have yet to find a suitable program. They are either WAY to complex and are a sledgehammer to crack a nut (MediaMonkey), or don't support M4A with embeded album art (EAC), or do M4a, but don't support album (FreAc)

Surely there must be something out there suitable?

The requirements are:

  • Easy to use (1 click rip/encode/get album art)
  • M4A AAC format
  • Embedded Album Art


Help!!!
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yourlord
post Nov 12 2012, 01:02
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Soooooo, your plan is to encode to a format encumbered with patents.. If you're willing to use AAC you might as well use itunes..

Why not encode to Ogg Vorbis? Android natively plays it..
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post Nov 12 2012, 09:13
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QUOTE (yourlord @ Nov 12 2012, 01:02) *
Soooooo, your plan is to encode to a format encumbered with patents.. If you're willing to use AAC you might as well use itunes..

Why not encode to Ogg Vorbis? Android natively plays it..


I'm not that bothered by patents and legal crap. AAC (in a standard container, not the proprietary Apple one) is the modern MP3. Everything plays it, but you get much better sound or lower file sizes than the very aged MP3.

OGG, not so much.. I made that mistake in the past. Ended up reripping my entire collection when I bought a device that didn't want to know...

Seems like CueRipper might be the perfect tool. Simple and does exactly what's needed without any additional confusing bumf.
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post Nov 12 2012, 10:06
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QUOTE (ClashRocker @ Nov 12 2012, 10:13) *
I made that mistake in the past. Ended up reripping my entire collection when I bought a device that didn't want to know...


That's why you rip to lossless and then convert afterwards.


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post Nov 12 2012, 19:20
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QUOTE (Porcus @ Nov 12 2012, 10:06) *
QUOTE (ClashRocker @ Nov 12 2012, 10:13) *
I made that mistake in the past. Ended up reripping my entire collection when I bought a device that didn't want to know...


That's why you rip to lossless and then convert afterwards.


Storage space really. I own all my music in lossless (as they are on CD) it seems senseless to store them again in a compressed digital form, I wanted a format that is a modern compressor (so OGG, AAC, WMA all fit that requirement), but it also needed to play on everything I have. And everything I have (including the car stereo) supports AAC format.

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post Nov 12 2012, 20:23
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QUOTE (ClashRocker @ Nov 12 2012, 20:20) *
QUOTE (Porcus @ Nov 12 2012, 10:06) *

That's why you rip to lossless and then convert afterwards.

Storage space really. I own all my music in lossless (as they are on CD) it seems senseless to store them again in a compressed digital form,

Not at all! Well, it actually depends first of all on how many CDs you have, then on how much you value your own time spent ripping them and tagging the results, plus the CD drive wear (neither CDs themselves are indestructible) and last but not least on how long you (or your mother) are ready to bear a period without music on the go, once taken this habit! wink.gif

Consider that terabytes now come very cheap and is always adviceable to keep a full backup, but if you are so inclined, you can consider the physical CDs as backup.

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Posts in this topic
- ClashRocker   Easy but fully featured AAC ripper   Nov 11 2012, 16:09
- - eahm   I am afraid to say it but a good and very simple o...   Nov 11 2012, 16:25
- - MuncherOfSpleens   I would not recommend it under normal circumstance...   Nov 11 2012, 17:36
|- - ClashRocker   QUOTE (MuncherOfSpleens @ Nov 11 2012, 17...   Nov 12 2012, 00:39
|- - Engelsstaub   QUOTE (ClashRocker @ Nov 11 2012, 18:39) ...   Nov 12 2012, 00:58
|- - Kohlrabi   QUOTE (ClashRocker @ Nov 12 2012, 01:39) ...   Nov 12 2012, 19:59
- - korth   CUERipper (part of CUETools) might do. You would n...   Nov 11 2012, 18:59
- - yourlord   Soooooo, your plan is to encode to a format encumb...   Nov 12 2012, 01:02
|- - ClashRocker   QUOTE (yourlord @ Nov 12 2012, 01:02) Soo...   Nov 12 2012, 09:13
|- - Porcus   QUOTE (ClashRocker @ Nov 12 2012, 10:13) ...   Nov 12 2012, 10:06
||- - ClashRocker   QUOTE (Porcus @ Nov 12 2012, 10:06) QUOTE...   Nov 12 2012, 19:20
||- - Nessuno   QUOTE (ClashRocker @ Nov 12 2012, 20:20) ...   Nov 12 2012, 20:23
|- - Soap   QUOTE (ClashRocker @ Nov 12 2012, 04:13) ...   Nov 12 2012, 12:13
|- - yourlord   QUOTE (ClashRocker @ Nov 12 2012, 03:13) ...   Nov 12 2012, 17:03
||- - Porcus   There's hardly anyone using raw .aac files? La...   Nov 12 2012, 17:36
|- - skamp   QUOTE (ClashRocker @ Nov 12 2012, 09:13) ...   Nov 12 2012, 20:48
- - greynol   As it was worded, what followed was just as troubl...   Nov 12 2012, 16:17
- - greynol   I had a similar situation.   Nov 12 2012, 21:33
- - slks   Normally I would never recommend iTunes - it's...   Nov 25 2012, 11:50
|- - skamp   QUOTE (slks @ Nov 25 2012, 11:50) iTunes ...   Nov 25 2012, 12:13
- - Busemann   Why not just get your mother a subscription for Sp...   Nov 25 2012, 14:51


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