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Windows 7: Audio CD ripping?


14 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Audio CD ripping?

I am with a problem, still have 200-300 cds to rip and encode into mp3/mpc. Untill Windows 7, I had been using Exact Audio Copy with Lame (--alt preset -standard), but EAC does not work in Windows 7. Windows 7 freezes in a couple of seconds after a rip has been initiated - have tried with the native Windows ASPI layer or with the ASPI driver from Nero - same result.

If EAC is still not supported in Windows 7, what is the best (most secure) option to rip audio cds? I really want my rips to be as good as possible, which EAC provided before. The built-in Sonic ripping engine in Winamp does not work either.

Any other verified option? Thanks for any help.


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14 Aug 2009   #2
LFB

Windows7 Enterprise SP1 x64 (Technet)
 
 

This is strange...

I'm using EAC here and everything is fine...

Try to use with compatibility mode...

Edit:
Try the EAC forums:
http://www.digital-inn.de/forum14/

and you can try to use CDex, dBpoweramp CD Ripper...not good as EAC but will do the job...
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14 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm also using EAC on Windows 7 without any issues.
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14 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I'm also using EAC on Windows 7 without any issues.
Hm, this sounds encouraging. Could you tell me which version you are using, and what is your configuration in Drive Options? I am using the latest V0.99 prebeta 5. Thanks for any help.
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14 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm also on v0.99 prebeta 5 from May 4th, 2009.

My Drive Options are Burst Mode for Extraction

I configured everything on my system following this setup guide;
Exact Audio Copy Guide
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15 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I'm also on v0.99 prebeta 5 from May 4th, 2009.

My Drive Options are Burst Mode for Extraction

I configured everything on my system following this setup guide;
Exact Audio Copy Guide
Hm. I will try it with burst mode, but it is not a very good option to rip. If not using Secure Mode, you don't use EAC to the most of it's abbilities. Would you please try if it works for you in Secure Mode ripping? Thanks a lot.
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15 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, when I get some time I'll give that a shot for you.

For me, ripping in burst mode is just fine as I typically rip the cd's as soon as I buy them....so there generally aren't scratches or so forth to deal with. Also I tend to buy cd's in batches...so I often want to get them ripped quickly...so I prefer the speed of burst mode.

And I typically listen to my ripped music as background music at work and with portable devices when I am on the go. Even if there were a small section with a very minor problem, the liklihood of me every hearing it is about one in a million.
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15 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I was able to rip an entire CD with SecureMode turned on without trouble. I'm also using the Lame encoder as well.

For reference, I am running the RC1 version of Windows 7 ultimate. It's the 64-bit version. My command line options for the External Compressor is as follows;
-V 2 --vbr-new %s %d
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15 Aug 2009   #9
LFB

Windows7 Enterprise SP1 x64 (Technet)
 
 

I'm using EAC since the first public beta with all secure mode ripping just like the best tutorial:

http://www.hqshare.net/showthread.php?t=931#gaps

Ripping from Real and Virtual drives flawlessly

External compressor Lame -V 0.0 --vbr-new

Using Seven RTM-x86 2GB ram.
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22 Mar 2010   #10

windows 7
 
 
Fix for Windows 7 incompatibilities/bug report (eac v0.

This may not fix all Windows 7+eac problems, but it got me on my

way.

The way EAC accesses directories appears to be partially

incompatible with windows 7. In particular, if EAC attempts to

access a non-existent folder or if EAC has insufficient

privileges to access a folder, the program crashes. It may also

have something to do with a buffer overflow/null pointer when

passing information to the windows dialog box -- I didn't

bother running a debugger.

The solution is to go through every dialog in the program that

requires a path and paste or type in an appropriate path. A "my

documents" folder for the extraction directory, the lame

folder+executable in the the compression section. You cannot

use the "browse…" button or the program will immediately crash.

If the EAC options/Directories/"Use This Directory" is not set

to a usable directory, EAC will always crash when attempting to

extract data. Do not leave it set to "Ask every time".

You must also set the Compression Options/External

Compression/"Program, including path, used for compression"

entry this way or lame will not run.

Hopes this helps some other people.

==================
I actually found the solution. Hopefully this helps others. I

ended up right clicking, going to properties, selecting the

compatibility tab and checking "disabled visual themes" and the

windows now work without crashing the app.


==================
Hello,

We've found a new hot hint for crashing EAC's under Windows 7:

Adobe Drive.

Several German users of EAC have installed Adobe Photoshop or

an Adobe Suite which comes with an software called "Adobe

Drive". It will allways be installed and can be disabled with

the Microsoft Sysinternals Tool Autoruns:

http://technet.microsoft.com/de-de/s.../bb963902.aspx (use the

find function and search for "adobe drive" and disable all

autoruns used by Adobe Drive.

Disabling Adobe Drive fixes the crash on opening any "browse

folder" windows e.g. to select output folders and the crash on

clicking on "convert to MP3" and maybe other similar problems.
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