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CDex Software hints

On Windows, I like using CDex to rip and compress. Its free, available on sourceforge and works well

The Sourceforge URL is:
http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/

       

Direct CDex generations of Flac files

Actually, ripping to FLAC is very easy in CDex, can be done on the fly, and doesn't, thankfully, involve the CLI:
  1. Install the FLAC encoder from http://flac.sourceforge.net/
  2. In CDex, set the Encoder to "External Encoder"
  3. Do not check "Don't delete ripped WAV..."
  4. Point the Encoder Path to flac.exe (mine is "C:\Program Files\FLAC\flac.exe", which is probably the default)
  5. Set the Parameter String to "-8 -o %2 -T "artist=%a" -T "title=%t" -T "album=%b" -T "date=%y" -T "tracknumber=%tn/%tt" -T "genre=%g" -" (this is where the magic happens; see below)
  6. Bitrate is irrelevant (I left mine at 128)
  7. File Extension is "flac"
  8. You can check "Hide DOS box..." if you want (I don't because it show progress, but you might not care)
  9. Check both "Send WAV header..." and "On-the-fly..."
Now ripping to FLAC will work just the same as ripping to any of the internally supported formats.

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