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Setting up EAC to encode CDs to ALAC format
post Jan 21 2011, 20:55
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I've been searching for information on setting up EAC to encode CDs to ALAC format but haven't had any luck (I'm really terrible at searching for stuff; I have no idea why) and I assume that this has been covered somewhere in this forum - could someone please point me in the right direction? Basically, I need to know which encoder to download and what settings to input on EAC's 'External Compression' tab.
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post Jan 22 2011, 20:29
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download qaac ver. 0.30 or newer from http://sites.google.com/site/qaacpage/ . Extract qaac.exe from the archive. Also download and install Quicktime. You also need either msvcp100.dll and msvcr100.dll from the archive or MSVS 2010 redistributable package.

And then... EAC options:(untested!)

Use file extension: .m4a
Program, including path, used for compression: Browse and locate 'qaac.exe'.
Additional command line options:
--no-optimize --alac --artist "%a" --title "%t" --album "%g" --date "%y" --track "%n" --genre "%m" %s -o %d

This post has been edited by lvqcl: Feb 6 2011, 00:41
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post Dec 27 2012, 20:15
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finally cracked how to do EAC alac rip under 1.0.3 rolleyes.gif [also good under Wine for Ubuntu linux guys]

the code line is [with all trimmings]

--no-optimize -A -i %source% -o %dest% --artist "%artist%" --title "%title%" --album "%albumtitle%" --date "%year%" --track "%tracknr%" --genre "%genre%" --comment "%comment%"
--composer "%composer%" --track "%tracknr%"

place the entire qaac folder from here into flac folder in EAC and use qaac.exe

This post has been edited by shantiq: Dec 27 2012, 20:19

yea yer roight !
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