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* Highlight selected tracks you want to extract and click toolbar button second from the top ''(Extract CD track(s) to Compressed Audio File(s))''
 
* Highlight selected tracks you want to extract and click toolbar button second from the top ''(Extract CD track(s) to Compressed Audio File(s))''
 
* By default [[cdparanoia]] will open up and begin extracting tracks from your default CD-ROM drive to the appropriate folders <br>
 
* By default [[cdparanoia]] will open up and begin extracting tracks from your default CD-ROM drive to the appropriate folders <br>
 
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=== Advanced command-line ===
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* To use Flac as external command-line encoder change '''Encoder''' to '''External Encoder''' and specify '''flac.exe''' or your path to appropriate executable. Parameter string:
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"<font color=green><b>-5 </b></font>-o %2 -T "artist=%a" -T "title=%t" -T "album=%b" -T "date=%y" -T "tracknumber=%tn/%tt" -T "genre=%g" -"
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==Screenshot==
 
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<center>[[image:Cdex-guide.PNG|550px|center|FLAC configured with CDex on the fly]]</center>
 
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==External links==  
 
==External links==  
* [http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=52413&st=0&gopid=469106&#entry469106 FLAC command-line] advanced thread that shows user how to use FLAC as an external encoder
 
 
* [http://www.daefeatures.co.uk/search.php DAE Drive Database]  
 
* [http://www.daefeatures.co.uk/search.php DAE Drive Database]  
  
 
[[Category:Guides]]
 
[[Category:Guides]]

Revision as of 00:40, 11 February 2007

This guide acts as a quick and painless way to make a lossless-backup with CDex and FLAC. It does not go into detail about configuring cdparanoia or transferring metadata over to appropriate files using external parameters, etc.

Software needed

Note: CDex should have native FLAC support already

Installation

Note: Guides assumes your output directory for your files has already been configured if not click on Options menu then click Settings and select Filenames tab

Configuration

  • Open CDex and insert a CD into the drive
  • Click the Options menu then click Settings and select Encoder tab
  • Change Encoder drop down menu to FLAC Encoder DLL
  • Change the box so that On the fly Encoding is checked off
  • Change the appropriate compression setting level (default: -compression-level 5 |
best: --compression-level 8 )
  • Click OK
  • Highlight selected tracks you want to extract and click toolbar button second from the top (Extract CD track(s) to Compressed Audio File(s))
  • By default cdparanoia will open up and begin extracting tracks from your default CD-ROM drive to the appropriate folders

Advanced command-line

  • To use Flac as external command-line encoder change Encoder to External Encoder and specify flac.exe or your path to appropriate executable. Parameter string:
"-5 -o %2 -T "artist=%a" -T "title=%t" -T "album=%b" -T "date=%y" -T "tracknumber=%tn/%tt" -T "genre=%g" -"
Note: the number in green can be substituted for appopriate compression level. The default is -5 the best is -8.

Screenshot

FLAC configured with CDex on the fly


CDex and CUE Sheets

  • CDex has limited support for creating CUE sheets in current beta release

See also

External links