A small request: the ability to compress 48Khz WAV from:
EAC > Tools > Compress WAVs.
Currently EAC rejects them because they aren't 44100 :/
(Maybe add a warning "Those files aren't 44100Hz, compress anyway?")
Last edited by Alcahest on 13-11-2010 at 04:54
Great to see EAC hit the landmark 1.0! Thank you for you continued work. Nice to see advances in the meta-data interface.
Is there any plans to add support for CueTools Database to repair bad rips? Would be great if EAC had support.
EAC is excellent! Thank you for your good work! I have just a few suggetions, which I hope you will consider to make your excellent tool even better.
1. ACTIVATE ALL RIPPING STEPS VIA A SINGLE COMMAND
When I rip, I must do three separate actions:
Action > Detect Gaps (or F4 key)
Action > Create Cue Sheet > Multiple WAV Files with Gaps... (Noncompliant)
Test & Copy Selected Tracks > Compressed (or Shift+F6)
It would be convenient if we could configure EAC to automatically do everything we want in a rip from a single command. Perhaps the steps we want in one command could be part of the Profile.
2. AUTO-EJECT AFTER THE RIP, BUT PRESERVE DISPLAY OF SUMMARY
After a rip, I must manually dismiss the dialog box in order to see the "OK" indicators to show that all CRCs match. I would like to have auto-eject after the rip is finished, but currently if I do that then the status window (showing "OK" indicators to show that all CRCs match) disappears.
Please configure auto-eject to preserve the status window showing the CRC match indicators.
3. PLAY ALERT SOUND AFTER THE RIP OF ENTIRE DISK, NOT AFTER EACH TRACK
Alert sound is useful, to tell us when to return to the computer so we can rip the next disk. Unfortunately currently the alert sounds after every track, which is not helpful. Please allow an option to play alert sound after the entire disk is finished ripping.
4. NAME CUE FILE WITH ARTIST AND ALBUM NAME, JUST AS LOG FILE IS NAMED
When EAC creates a log file, the filename includes the artist followed by the album name. e.g.:
David Bowie - Heroes.log
However, the cue file contains only the album name. e.g.:
If I want the cue filename to contain both performer and album name (which I do), then I must edit it manually.
Please output the cue file with the same naming as the log file, containing artist name and album name.
Thank you to consider these suggestions.
Thanks for the new version!
I would like to see FLAC better integrated. It's there for converting ripped files, but it's not one of the presets for External Compression, and there is no way to burn FLAC files to an audio CD once they have been ripped, as there is with other types of compression.
I would also like to see Nero AAC added as one of the External Compression presets. In general, modernize those presets; there are quite a few encoder presets which I don't think anyone uses these days, while current popular presets are missing and have to be User Defined, which is no fun.
Thank you for the new version and making progress on multi-disc support. My suggestion would be to have the feature implemented in the following way:
1. Have two separate fields for "Disc Number" and "Total Discs" for a particular album.
2. Have the EAC CD Database display multi-disc albums in the following way (where all the rows are expandable / collapse-able):
"Artist Name / Album Name"
--> Disc 1
--> Disc 2
--> Disc x
3. Have inbuilt variables that can be used to reference "Disc Number" and "Total Discs" for use in the compression options for tagging.
Would be great to have new wishlist thread. This one is getting a bit too big and some of the ideas mentioned here are already implemented.
Please greatly increase the number of user-definable characters that can be replaced. I would like to use this feature to replace non-ASCII characters. For example, I would like to replace ü with ue, and é with e. I think 50 user-defined characters would probably be enough.
Not much Andre can do about that...but, he could have EAC write the TPE2 tag when EAC itself is writing the tags; far as I can tell, that doesn't happen. Or if it does, I haven't figured out the magic to make it work.
I use --tv "TPE2=xxx" and it works just great with Winamp, foobar2000, iTunes, Mp3tag, Tag and TagScanner.
The key is to uncheck "Add ID3 tag" in the External Compression tab. I do so, and blam, I get Album Artist. Yay!
BUT, now I don't get the cover image written into the file. Bummer. Was looking forward to using that. At least I can still get it copied into the folder.
BTW, I'm using User Defined Encoder, not the LAME selection, which has the same problem, except it gets worse if you uncheck ID3 tags--the value in TPE2 then gets saved as %v.
So either there is a bug--I'd think it'd be reasonable to expect to be able to get the album artist tag and the album cover to both work--or, there's still some combination of settings that I haven't stumbled upon yet.
EDIT: It would also be good to update the list of tag variables available on the FAQ page. Right now it's got the following, which doesn't include %v (and %a, which is track artist, is mislabeled as CD artist). Anything else missing?
Which flags can I use in the external compression scheme “User Defined MP3 Encoder”?
In the field “Additional command line options” you could use replacements for the selectable options :
%s – Source filename
%d – Destination filename
%h…%h – Text “…” only when “High quality” selected
%l…%l -Text “…” only when “Low quality” selected
%c…%c – Text “…” only when “CRC checksum” selected
%r – Bitrate (“32″..”320″)
%a – CD artist
%g – CD title
%t – Track title
%y – Year
%n – Track number
%m – MP3 music genre
%o – Original filename (without temporary renaming)
%e – Comment (as selected in EAC)
%b – CRC of extracted track
%f – freedb ID
%x – Number of tracks on album
So a command line would look like (for l3enc)
%s %d -br %r000 %h-hq%h %c-crc%c
The extension can also be selected for this setting.
Last edited by lonndoggie on 28-11-2010 at 10:04 Reason: Add info
That's all that I'm familiar with. Support questions really don't belong in this discussion. Perhaps you might consider starting a new topic.
Please provide more support for ripping audio hidden in the track 1 pregap. At the moment, EAC will show the first track in red if it detects a long pregap, but it offers no option to name it or to rip it with test and copy. One has to manually check for silence with F3, then rip by index, then rip again to enable a manual test and copy, then edit any cue sheet to allow the audio to be burned. To make things easier:
Please extend the F4 (Detect Gaps) feature so that it automatically tests any track 1 pregap for silence.
If audio is detected in the pregap, please insert a line into the main display for "track 0" that allows the track to be given a name and ripped with the other tracks despite ripping with gaps appended.
Please allow a special non-compliant cue sheet to be generated that will burn the ripped pregap audio to a CD. At the moment, EAC simply inserts a PREGAP line in the cue sheet for the insertion of silence.
Last edited by PedroBonzo on 30-11-2010 at 11:25