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{{EAC guides}}
 
==Software Needed==
 
==Software Needed==
* [http://exactaudiocopy.org/eac6.html Exact Audio Copy]
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* [http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/index.php/resources/download/ Exact Audio Copy]
* [http://musepack.origean.net/files/windows/encoder/mppenc-windows-1.15v.zip Musepack 1.15v]
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* [http://www.musepack.net/index.php?pg=win Musepack 1.30]
 
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==Installation==
 
==Installation==
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* Change '''Parameter Passing Scheme''' to '''User Defined Encoder'''.
 
* Change '''Parameter Passing Scheme''' to '''User Defined Encoder'''.
 
* Change '''Use file extension''' to '''.mpc'''.
 
* Change '''Use file extension''' to '''.mpc'''.
* Click the '''Browse''' button and locate the '''MPPENC.EXE''' that you unzipped earlier.
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* Click the '''Browse''' button and locate the '''mpcenc.exe''' that you unzipped earlier.
 
* Remove the ticks from '''Use CRC check''', '''Add ID3 tag''' and '''check for external programs return code'''.
 
* Remove the ticks from '''Use CRC check''', '''Add ID3 tag''' and '''check for external programs return code'''.
 
* In the '''Addtional command line options''' box, copy and paste one of the below strings based on the Tag you would prefer.
 
* In the '''Addtional command line options''' box, copy and paste one of the below strings based on the Tag you would prefer.
 
'''No Tags:'''
 
'''No Tags:'''
  
  <font style="color:green">'''--quality 6'''</font> %s
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  <font style="color:green">'''--quality 6'''</font> %source% %dest%
  
 
'''APEv2 tag:'''
 
'''APEv2 tag:'''
  
  <font style="color:green">'''--quality 6'''</font> --artist "%a" --title "%t" --album "%g" --year "%y" --track "%n" --genre "%m" %s
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  <font style="color:green">'''--quality 6'''</font> --ape2 --album "%albumtitle%" --tag "Album artist=%albumartist%" --year "%year%" --genre "%genre%" --comment "%comment%" --tag "Disc=%cdnumber%/%totalcds%" --track "%tracknr%/%numtracks%" --title "%title%" --artist "%artist%" --composer "%composer%" %source% %dest%
  
 
<font style="color:green">'''Note:''' If you wanted to change the quality setting the green portion is what you would substitute with the new setting e.g. --quality 10 or --quality 4.</font>
 
<font style="color:green">'''Note:''' If you wanted to change the quality setting the green portion is what you would substitute with the new setting e.g. --quality 10 or --quality 4.</font>
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<center>[[Image:EAC_MPC.png|frame|center|Musepack configured with APEv2 tagging]]</center>
 
<center>[[Image:EAC_MPC.png|frame|center|Musepack configured with APEv2 tagging]]</center>
 
  
 
==Addtional Reading==
 
==Addtional Reading==
 
* [[Exact_Audio_Copy|Exact Audio Copy]]
 
* [[Exact_Audio_Copy|Exact Audio Copy]]
 
* [[Musepack]]
 
* [[Musepack]]
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[[Category:Guides]]
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[[Category:EAC Guides|Musepack and EAC]]
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[[Category:EAC Compression Guides]]

Latest revision as of 19:26, 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.

  • Unzip the chosen musepack version into the same directory that EAC is in.


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 put a check box in use external program for compression.
  • Change Parameter Passing Scheme to User Defined Encoder.
  • Change Use file extension to .mpc.
  • Click the Browse button and locate the mpcenc.exe that you unzipped earlier.
  • Remove the ticks from Use CRC check, Add ID3 tag and check for external programs return code.
  • In the Addtional command line options box, copy and paste one of the below strings based on the Tag you would prefer.

No Tags:

--quality 6 %source% %dest% 

APEv2 tag:

--quality 6 --ape2 --album "%albumtitle%" --tag "Album artist=%albumartist%" --year "%year%" --genre "%genre%" --comment "%comment%" --tag "Disc=%cdnumber%/%totalcds%" --track "%tracknr%/%numtracks%" --title "%title%" --artist "%artist%" --composer "%composer%" %source% %dest%

Note: If you wanted to change the quality setting the green portion is what you would substitute with the new setting e.g. --quality 10 or --quality 4.

  • Do not worry what bit rate is shown in the bit rate drop down box, this will be ignored.


Musepack configured with APEv2 tagging

Addtional Reading[edit]