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{{EAC guides}}
 
= Software Needed =
 
= Software Needed =
 
* [http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/index.php/resources/download/ Exact Audio Copy]
 
* [http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/index.php/resources/download/ Exact Audio Copy]
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= Installation =
 
= Installation =
'''Note:''' This guide assumes that EAC is has been configured for secure ripping, if not please follow [[EAC_Drive_Configuration | this]] guide.
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'''Note:''' This guide assumes that [[EAC]] is has been configured for secure ripping, if not please follow [[EAC_Drive_Configuration | this]] guide.
 
* Extract lossywav.exe and your chosen encoder to a folder, or folders, of your choosing.
 
* Extract lossywav.exe and your chosen encoder to a folder, or folders, of your choosing.
  
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* Click the '''External Compression''' Tab, and check '''Use external program for compression'''.
 
* Click the '''External Compression''' Tab, and check '''Use external program for compression'''.
 
* Change '''Parameter Passing Scheme''' to '''User Defined Encoder'''.
 
* Change '''Parameter Passing Scheme''' to '''User Defined Encoder'''.
* Change '''Use file extension''' to '''.flac'''.
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* Change '''Use file extension''' to '''.flac''', '''.tak''', or '''.wv''', depending on your encoder of choice.
 
* Click the '''Browse''' button and locate '''cmd.exe'''. In Windows XP it can be found in '''C:\WINDOWS\system32'''.
 
* Click the '''Browse''' button and locate '''cmd.exe'''. In Windows XP it can be found in '''C:\WINDOWS\system32'''.
 
* Ensure '''Use CRC check''' and '''Add ID3 tag''' are not checked.
 
* Ensure '''Use CRC check''' and '''Add ID3 tag''' are not checked.
 
* Ensure '''Check for external programs return code''' is checked.
 
* Ensure '''Check for external programs return code''' is checked.
* In the '''Addtional command line options''' box, copy and paste the following.
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* In the '''Additional command line options''' box, copy and paste the following.
  
 
===FLAC===
 
===FLAC===
  
  /d /c C:\"Program Files"\LossyWAV\lossywav.exe %s --standard --silent --stdout|C:\"Program Files"\FLAC\flac.exe - -b 512 <font style="color:green">'''-5'''</font> -f -T "artist=%a" -T "title=%t" -T "album=%g" -T "date=%y" -T "tracknumber=%n" -T "genre=%m" -o %d
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  /d /c C:\"Program Files"\LossyWAV\lossywav.exe %source% --standard --silent --stdout|C:\"Program Files"\FLAC\flac.exe - -b 512 <font style="color:green">'''-5'''</font> -f -T "artist=%artist%" -T "title=%title%" -T "album=%albumtitle%" -T "date=%year%" -T "tracknumber=%tracknr%" -T "genre=%genre%" -o %dest%
  
 
===TAK (no tagging)===
 
===TAK (no tagging)===
  
  /d /c C:\"Program Files"\LossyWAV\lossywav.exe %s --standard --silent --stdout|C:\"Program Files"\TAK\takc.exe -e <font style="color:green">'''-p2'''</font> -fsl512 -ihs - %d
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  /d /c C:\"Program Files"\LossyWAV\lossywav.exe %source% --standard --silent --stdout|C:\"Program Files"\TAK\takc.exe -e <font style="color:green">'''-p2'''</font> -fsl512 -ihs - %dest%
  
 
===WavPack===
 
===WavPack===
  
  /d /c C:\"Program Files"\LossyWAV\lossywav.exe %s --standard --silent --stdout|C:\"Program Files"\WavPack\wavpack.exe <font style="color:green">'''-h'''</font> --blocksize=512 --merge-blocks -i -w "Artist=%a" -w "Title=%t" -w "Album=%g" -w "Year=%y" -w "Track=%n" -w "Genre=%m" - %d
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  /d /c C:\"Program Files"\LossyWAV\lossywav.exe %source% --standard --silent --stdout|C:\"Program Files"\WavPack\wavpack.exe <font style="color:green">'''-h'''</font> --blocksize=512 --merge-blocks -i -w "Artist=%artist%" -w "Title=%title%" -w "Album=%albumtitle%" -w "Year=%year%" -w "Track=%tracknr%" -w "Genre=%genre%" - %dest%
  
 
<span style="color:green">'''Note:''' The green text indicates where you would change the compression level or add settings for the encoder.</span>
 
<span style="color:green">'''Note:''' The green text indicates where you would change the compression level or add settings for the encoder.</span>
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[[Image:EACandLossyWAV.gif|frame|center|EAC External Compression dialogue configured for LossyFLAC ]]
 
[[Image:EACandLossyWAV.gif|frame|center|EAC External Compression dialogue configured for LossyFLAC ]]
  
==Addtional Reading==
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=File Extension=
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Unfortunately, [[EAC]] does not allow long file extensions, and therefore the recommended '''.lossy.<ext>''' cannot be used.  Users are recommended to manually update their file extensions to include the '''.lossy''' prefix, to maintain the distinction between these lossy files and any lossless [[FLAC]]/[[TAK]]/[[WavPack]] files you may have.
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=Addtional Reading=
 
* [[Exact_Audio_Copy | Exact Audio Copy]]
 
* [[Exact_Audio_Copy | Exact Audio Copy]]
 
* [[LossyWAV]]
 
* [[LossyWAV]]
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[[Category:Guides]]
 
[[Category:Guides]]
[[Category:EAC Guides]]
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[[Category:EAC Guides|LossyWAV andEAC]]
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[[Category:EAC Compression Guides]]

Latest revision as of 19:24, 23 March 2020

Software Needed[edit]

Installation[edit]

Note: This guide assumes that EAC is has been configured for secure ripping, if not please follow this guide.

  • Extract lossywav.exe and your chosen encoder to a folder, or folders, of your choosing.

Configuration[edit]

  • Open EAC and insert a CD into the drive.
  • Click the EAC menu and select Compression Options.
  • Click the External Compression Tab, and check Use external program for compression.
  • Change Parameter Passing Scheme to User Defined Encoder.
  • Change Use file extension to .flac, .tak, or .wv, depending on your encoder of choice.
  • Click the Browse button and locate cmd.exe. In Windows XP it can be found in C:\WINDOWS\system32.
  • Ensure Use CRC check and Add ID3 tag are not checked.
  • Ensure Check for external programs return code is checked.
  • In the Additional command line options box, copy and paste the following.

FLAC[edit]

/d /c C:\"Program Files"\LossyWAV\lossywav.exe %source% --standard --silent --stdout|C:\"Program Files"\FLAC\flac.exe - -b 512 -5 -f -T "artist=%artist%" -T "title=%title%" -T "album=%albumtitle%" -T "date=%year%" -T "tracknumber=%tracknr%" -T "genre=%genre%" -o %dest%

TAK (no tagging)[edit]

/d /c C:\"Program Files"\LossyWAV\lossywav.exe %source% --standard --silent --stdout|C:\"Program Files"\TAK\takc.exe -e -p2 -fsl512 -ihs - %dest%

WavPack[edit]

/d /c C:\"Program Files"\LossyWAV\lossywav.exe %source% --standard --silent --stdout|C:\"Program Files"\WavPack\wavpack.exe -h --blocksize=512 --merge-blocks -i -w "Artist=%artist%" -w "Title=%title%" -w "Album=%albumtitle%" -w "Year=%year%" -w "Track=%tracknr%" -w "Genre=%genre%" - %dest%

Note: The green text indicates where you would change the compression level or add settings for the encoder.

Do not worry what bit rate is shown in the bit rate drop down box, this will be ignored, as will the quality setting chosen below it.

EAC External Compression dialogue configured for LossyFLAC

File Extension[edit]

Unfortunately, EAC does not allow long file extensions, and therefore the recommended .lossy.<ext> cannot be used. Users are recommended to manually update their file extensions to include the .lossy prefix, to maintain the distinction between these lossy files and any lossless FLAC/TAK/WavPack files you may have.

Addtional Reading[edit]