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Chris Brooking
2004-02-11, 07:17
Calling EAC an encoder isn't strictly accurate. All EAC does is extract
the tracks from the CD in a more accurate manner than most other
solutions. LAME/FLAC are the encoders. It's the extraction to .wav
that EAC takes its time over.


Chris



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From: Thomas B. Malsbury [mailto:slim (AT) olilo (DOT) org]
Sent: 11 February 2004 14:10
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Newbie questions



EAC doesn't make the files any more compact, its true benefit is it
error detection and correction. The reason it is slower then other
encoders is that it reads the same data in several passes and compares
it until it get a consistent result.



Just done a trial album via EAC/LAME at 320kbps mp3.
Interestingly the sound and file size is pretty comprable to the 320kbps
version that I ripped yesterday using Freerip - but the process via EAC
took much longer.



So next up is to trial FLAC! Might have to leave that til
tomorrow as I really ought to do some work!

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Thomas B. Malsbury
2004-02-11, 07:34
RE: [slim] Newbie questionsGood point.

Sorry for the sloppy use of terms. It was this feature of EAC, the meticulous extraction to .wav, that sold me on using EAC. The feature of calling to external encoder automatically was just a nice bonus.

----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Brooking
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 9:17 AM
Subject: [slim] Newbie questions


Calling EAC an encoder isn't strictly accurate. All EAC does is extract the tracks from the CD in a more accurate manner than most other solutions. LAME/FLAC are the encoders. It's the extraction to .wav that EAC takes its time over.


Chris