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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 Jan 12 2013, 18:23
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Any of the rippers you mentioned, as well as CueRipper, will do a great job at ripping CDs accurately. I think dBpoweramp's standout feature is its meta-data. It pulls metadata from 4 providers and cross compares them for accuracy.

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post Jan 12 2013, 19:43
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Another positive for dbpa. Easy to use and excellent metadata. I've ripped thousands of CDs to FLAC with dbpa. Nice tools for doing other things too (easily creating lossy versions of FLAC files for use on portable players, etc.)
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