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Postby ariranha on Tue Apr 15, 2003 9:59 pm

What is the best audio ripping program ?
I use both (EAC and CDex) and I think they are great, but how can I make sure that the quality of a wav file ripped with one program is betther then ripped with the other ?

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Postby burninfool on Tue Apr 15, 2003 11:20 pm

AFAIK they both use CDRip.dll to extract to .wav so there would be little if any differance in quality.I prefer CDex because it has more features and settings.
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Postby tazdevl on Wed Apr 16, 2003 3:28 am

EAC with external LAME encoder. IMO EAC deals with errors better than cDex.
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Postby Matt on Wed Apr 16, 2003 1:49 pm

Does CDex support secured mode? If not, EAC hands down...
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Postby ariranha on Wed Apr 16, 2003 6:15 pm

Matt wrote:Does CDex support secured mode? If not, EAC hands down...


What is this ?

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Postby cfitz on Thu Apr 17, 2003 12:31 am

Basically speaking, it's a mode that double-checks to make sure that the extracted audio is exactly correct. You can read more about it and other EAC technology features here:

http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/eac3.html

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Postby Wedge Maniac on Thu Apr 17, 2003 2:47 am

I find both useful under different circumstances, though I prefer trying EAC first.

how can I make sure that the quality of a wav file ripped with one program is betther then ripped with the other ?


EAC has a feature where you can compare 2 wav files to one another. It will report all discrepancies between 2 extracted wavs. It can be useful in determining the quality of an extraction by EAC vs. one using CDex (or any other program that rips audio).

I would add that most people in the net-audiophile-world seem to consider EAC the superior. However, they are both excellent programs.
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Postby ariranha on Mon Apr 21, 2003 3:16 pm

Thanks Cfiz and wedge maniac.

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Postby cfitz on Mon Apr 21, 2003 4:10 pm

You're welcome.

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Postby Wedge Maniac on Mon Apr 21, 2003 4:11 pm

You're welcome ariranha :D
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