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Digitalizing my CD collection, EAC/dBpa/fb2k?
post Jan 12 2013, 01:45
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Hey there,
I want to digitalize my CD collection, and thus, I am looking for software to convert CDs into FLAC and ALAC file formats. As I've read though a couple of threads, it appears that Exact Audio Copy, dBpoweramp and foobar2000 are the most populare ones. Most users seem to choose EAC/foobar2000 over dBpoweramp because they are free. However, I don't realy care whether the software is free or not (38$ is not that big of a deal). So I am wondering, if the main differences between EAC and dBpoweramp is just the more simplified and polished user interface, since both use AccurateRip and therefore should have the same ripping quality?

Thanks for your help!
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post Feb 1 2013, 17:47
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dBpoweramp has some features you might want to pay for, like metadata. There is a comparison here, not totally updated: http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?ti...n_of_CD_rippers

I paid for the dBpoweramp reference five years ago, hacked together an autoIt script to automatize a CD changer (then came Batch Ripper which does that, but then metadata is more costly – BTW, user bhoar is selling off his CD changers these days). I think would still have chosen dBp over EAC for my purposes, but today I would have had a second and third look at CUERipper too (it has Discogs, which Eli and myself have not yet succeeded in nagging Spoon into supporting).

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