I. Downloading needed files.
ASPI - allows your CD-ROM to rip audio
EAC – used in ripping, encoding, tagging
EAC profiles – easy setup pre-configuration of EAC
LAME MP3 – the MP3 codec
Ogg Vorbis – the OGG codec
First install the ASPI files. After installing you must REBOOT for these files to take effect. Second is to install EAC, it will ask you to search for LAME.exe and ask question about audio ripping, skip these as the profiles will take care of this. Next is to install the EAC profiles which should be extracted to the C:\Program Files\Exact Audio Copy\Profiles\ directory. Second is to download and extract the lame.exe and oggenc.exe into the C:\Program Files\Exact Audio Copy\ directory.
Now lets get EAC setup to we can start ripping and encoding audio. Let’s first set the default output directory to which you want your encoded files to go. To do this go to File, EAC options, and then the Directory tab and direct EAC where you want your files to go. Next let’s check out your CD-ROM/RW/DVD drive specs to see what ripping methods it supports. Go to File, Drive Options, and then Detect Read Features. You will want to have an Audio CD in the drive now that has a few light scratches so EAC can detect your drives features. Its best to use secure mode but if its too slow for you and you don’ care so much about quality and possible clicks, check burst mode.
Lastly you need to put in an email address of any kind from the File, freedb settings. It’s also good to update the freedb server listings here too. Now you can select the profile of the format you want encode and click load. Click on the CD icon to get the artists and song title info, make any changes to the genres or enter the date. Next, simply click the MP3 icon on the left to rip and encode to your specifications.
This is a work in progress here, just really want people to start using decent audio compression as well as good quality ripps.
Edited by username, 12 May 2003 - 05:57.