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Ripping CD Collection

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I’ve mainly been using Exact Audio Copy with the associated LAME MP3 encoder to do all of my ripping and it has worked out quite well, however I recently realized I have not been doing it the most “optimal” way as I had an older version of the LAME encoder installed and wasn’t using the new command line options for fast encoding.

I did some research and ran across Teqnilogik’s EAC Guide. I made some of the modifications it suggested but questioned things a bit when I ran across the command line options it presented. I followed the recommended settings link and ended up at the List of Recommended Lame Settings that really broke things down! I decided to use the command line options recommended settings for ID3v1 and ID3v2:

ID3v1 and ID3v2:
-V 2 –vbr-new –add-id3v2 –pad-id3v2 –ta “%a” –tt “%t” –tl “%g” –ty “%y” –tn “%n” %s %d

This has really made a difference b/c now my ripping is speeding fast! Soon, my whole CD collection will be completely ripped to MP3 to enjoy on my 5G 30G iPod Video!

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Written by antnp

November 26, 2005 at 5:33 pm

Posted in technology

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