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Last post Author Topic: At last: MP3 Lossless!!!  (Read 26522 times)

sajman99

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Re: At last: MP3 Lossless!!!
« Reply #75 on: January 13, 2010, 02:31:44 PM »
FWIW BonkEnc (new to me) is a free audio converter and CD ripper which is currently well-regarded. Could be worth a look. 8)

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Re: At last: MP3 Lossless!!!
« Reply #76 on: January 13, 2010, 04:43:00 PM »
Try 7zip or rar. The main difference of the lossless compressors is sometimes a small function before compression similar to this one:
for (t_audiosize x=0; x<wavlen-1; x++) { wav
  • = wav[x+1]-wav
  • ; if (wav
  • <0) wav
  • =0-wav
  • ; }

... That´s all
Um... really?



Also, Exact Audio Copy (EAC) is lovely indeed, it interfaces neatly with both LAME for MP3 encoding and FLAC for lossless.

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Re: At last: MP3 Lossless!!!
« Reply #77 on: January 13, 2010, 05:20:57 PM »
Yep, EAC is the best ripper-- especially if you have a scratched CD. Other free tools like CDex and Audiograbber reportedly get the job done as well.
...as long as the CDs aren't scratched or copy-protected, in which case I don't think you should use anything besides EAC or dBpoweramp.

AudioGrabber freeware? Last time I used it, it was commercial... and used the sucky XING engine. Or am I thinking about something else with a similar name?
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Re: At last: MP3 Lossless!!!
« Reply #78 on: January 13, 2010, 06:24:12 PM »
f0dder:
Looks like AudioGrabber has been free for a while (Feb '04), but I didn't realize it is now abandonware. AG's website is gone, but it can still be found at CNET and other download sites.

Personally, I never had any reason to use anything other than EAC with its superior secure ripping mode. I'll take a look at dBpoweramp as well. :)

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Re: At last: MP3 Lossless!!!
« Reply #79 on: January 13, 2010, 07:27:38 PM »
Personally, I never had any reason to use anything other than EAC with its superior secure ripping mode. I'll take a look at dBpoweramp as well. :)
EAC's ripping is secure, but I dunno if I'd call it superior - it works by re-ripping each sector multiple times, which strains your drive and can be slow. dBpoweramp utilizes C2 error pointer information, which means it only has to re-rip sectors the drive tells it were ripped problematically - and it does this in a second pass, so the first pass can go full speed (re-ripping a sector means searching back, which is a pretty slow operation). Unfortunately, not all drives support C2, and some that do don't support it reliably :/
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