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Old 15th July 2008, 07:23 PM   #11
huy5005 is offline huy5005  Canada
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Default Other ways to use FLAC

Here is the link for other ways to use FLAC ( just for reference though :-) )


There are guides' links on the right side of the above link

I still like CDex over other 'cause it is much simpler to use :-)
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Old 16th July 2008, 01:50 PM   #12
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just to put your mind at rest.

Having tested and compared file rips with a fiel comparator i can tell you that in 99.9% of all the discs you own, ie those with scratches smaller than the maximum Reed solomon correctable maximum, you will find absolutely no difference between files ripped from EAC with its slow error correction and files ripped via itunes with error correction turned on.

it makes no difference if you use EAc to rip to Wav, Flac or any other none compressed format, if you rip to apple lossless and back convert to WAV you will find the files are identical.

I have tried.

and in every case, with a cd that didn't jump in a normal, none pc cd player, when back converted to WAV the files were absolutely identical. bit for bit.

So if you hear any differences at all, it is down to the replay chain and the software, it has absolutely nothing to do with the file extraction.

I do find Sony Sonicstage makes a Wav file sound better than either Itunes or Media Player, to my ears the replay of Foobar, moneymedia and Sonicstage are identical when output over spdif.
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Old 16th July 2008, 02:12 PM   #13
johnm is offline johnm  United Kingdom
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Hi Andrew.

To keep it simple download the following:


Called Ultimate EAC, and will allow you to create iTunes Lossless files from EAC which are then automatically loaded into iTunes. Saves alot of time/hassle. It will also do FLAC if you ever decide to use that instead.

Incidently one can now play Apple Lossless files using Foobar2000 using a plug-in from their site, if you are concerned with bit-perfect output.

Hope this helps.

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Old 25th July 2008, 09:01 AM   #14
AndrewT is offline AndrewT  Scotland
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Hi all,
I'm continuing to transfer using iTunes lossless for the time being.
But the copy controlled and copy protected CDs don't transfer. They upload some other player.

How do I get these into iTunes?

the ones encountered so far are
Gorillaz - Demon Days
Jennifer Lopez - Rebirth, pre-ripped for PC?
KT Tunstall - Eye to the Telescope.
regards Andrew T.
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Old 27th July 2008, 09:02 AM   #15
awpagan is offline awpagan  Australia
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Out of the all the file formats?

Which format is the most versatile?

Being easiest to convert from one format to another.
And going between different OS's too.

I've been recording disc's to hdd with DBpoweramp, via Exact (bit perfect) to 16bit 44k1 wav files.

For me, anything i've tried will read wav files, then convert them.

At present I prefer 16/44k1 bit perfect spdif out and let the dac upsample to 24/96.

When I find a better processor, I don't need to rerecord the cd's

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