Hi all - With Easy Audio Copy, does anyone know how to select different ripping Sample Rates/Bit Depths for the CDs being ripped? Are there hidden menus, shortcuts, commands one has to be a computer guru to find? I bought Easy Aaudio Copy after being driven bunkers trying to use Exact Audio Copy (I'm NOT, nor will I ever be a computer guru), but I have found out the default setup for ripping CDs to FLAC and/or MP3 with EAC is the CDs native format (44.1/16) - I don't mind 44.1/16 for FLAC but would like 96/24 if I had it. As for MP3, I understand 256 - 320 bits is considered best, and I would like to at least give it a try and hear it (data storage is not a problem for me - I have several terabites available). Mostly, I plan to connect my PC to my amplifier (Sansui G-8000) and send/play my music files through my Xonar D1 sound card line out port.
Last Edit: Jun 4, 2015 18:13:34 GMT 1 by jfcman: Clarity.
Some CDs mention that they are mastered with 96 kHz/24 bit. But this is it... Finally when stored to CD, they sample it down to 44.1 kHz and 16 bit (as this is the only format for audio CDs). Of course there are (as Korth mentioned) SACDs, DVD Audio and so on, but such discs can not be extracted using Easy Audio Copy.
If you want to change e.g. the MP3 bitrate (which is around 190 kBit/s as default using option -V2), you could download the Advanced Configuration Tool (which is a free download on the official download page, a little bit below the Easy Audio Copy download itself).
If you want e.g always highest MP3 bitrate you would specify -b320 instead of -V2. But of course, for highest quality you would use flac and not mp3...
Post by preachercruz on Sept 8, 2015 18:44:01 GMT 1
I am wondering if there has been any testing done to show that EZAC sounds better than say WMP files of similar size? Also, I downloaded the Advanced Configuration tool but how do we know that the settings stick? Plus is there a way to do like 320KBPS VBR? Thanks!