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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]].
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This guide describes how to rip FLAC files from CD with CDex. If configured as described below, CDex will automatically retrieve CD artist, title, year, genre, and track names from freedb.
  
 
==Software needed==
 
==Software needed==
Note: CDex has native FLAC support; no need to download anything else
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Note: CDex has native FLAC support; there is no need to download anything else
 
* [http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/download.html CDex 1.70 (Beta 4 2009)]
 
* [http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/download.html CDex 1.70 (Beta 4 2009)]
  
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* Click the '''Options''' menu then click '''Settings''' and select '''Encoder''' tab
 
* Click the '''Options''' menu then click '''Settings''' and select '''Encoder''' tab
 
* Change '''Encoder''' drop down menu to '''FLAC Encoder DLL'''  
 
* Change '''Encoder''' drop down menu to '''FLAC Encoder DLL'''  
* Confirm that '''On the fly Encoding''' is '''checked off'''   
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* Confirm that '''On the fly Encoding''' is '''checked'''   
* Change the appropriate compression setting level (default: -compression-level 5 |  
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* If desired, change the appropriate compression setting level (default: -compression-level 5 |  
 
:best: --compression-level 8 )
 
:best: --compression-level 8 )
 
* Click '''OK'''  
 
* Click '''OK'''  
* On toolbar at right, click button second from the top ''(Extract CD track(s) to Compressed Audio File(s))''
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* On toolbar at right side of main '''CDex''' window, click the button second from the top ''(Extract CD track(s) to Compressed Audio File(s))''
* '''CDex''' will begin extracting tracks from your default CD-ROM drive to the '''Folder''' and '''Filename''' as set below
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* '''CDex''' will begin extracting tracks from your default CD-ROM drive to the '''Folder''' and '''Filenames''' as set below
  
===Suggested Additional Settings===
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=== Suggested Additional Settings ===
 
* Click the '''Options''' menu then click '''Settings'''  
 
* Click the '''Options''' menu then click '''Settings'''  
 
'''General''' > '''Directories & files'''
 
'''General''' > '''Directories & files'''
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* Un-check all '''ID3 Tag Versions'''
 
* Un-check all '''ID3 Tag Versions'''
 
'''CD Database''' > '''Remote freedb'''
 
'''CD Database''' > '''Remote freedb'''
* Enter something in "Your E-mail address"; can be user@domain.com
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* Enter something in "Your E-mail address"; can be '''user@domain.com'''
 
* Check box for "Auto connect to remote freedb"
 
* Check box for "Auto connect to remote freedb"
  
=== Advanced command-line (not necessary if CDex configured as above)===
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=== Advanced command-line (not necessary if CDex configured as above) ===
* 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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* To use FLAC as external command-line encoder change '''Encoder''' to '''External Encoder''' and specify '''flac.exe''' or your path to the appropriate executable. Parameter string:  
 
  "<font color=green><b>-5 </b></font>-V -o %2 -T "artist=%a" -T "title=%t" -T "album=%b" -T "date=%y" -T "tracknumber=%tn/%tt" -T "genre=%g" -"
 
  "<font color=green><b>-5 </b></font>-V -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. ''
 
:''Note: the number in green can be substituted for appopriate compression level. The default is -5 the best is -8. ''

Revision as of 21:52, 10 January 2013

This guide describes how to rip FLAC files from CD with CDex. If configured as described below, CDex will automatically retrieve CD artist, title, year, genre, and track names from freedb.

Software needed

Note: CDex has native FLAC support; there is no need to download anything else

Installation

Just run the installer. If additional Windows redistributable components are needed, they will be downloaded during install.

Configuration

Basic

  • 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
  • Confirm that On the fly Encoding is checked
  • If desired, change the appropriate compression setting level (default: -compression-level 5 |
best: --compression-level 8 )
  • Click OK
  • On toolbar at right side of main CDex window, click the button second from the top (Extract CD track(s) to Compressed Audio File(s))
  • CDex will begin extracting tracks from your default CD-ROM drive to the Folder and Filenames as set below

Suggested Additional Settings

  • Click the Options menu then click Settings

General > Directories & files

  • Set Filename Format the way you want it; e.g. %1\%2\%7 - %4 gives ARTIST\ALBUM\01 - TRACK
  • Set the two directories for output files where you want them

Ripping > CD Drive settings

  • Check box for "Eject CD when ripping has been completed"

Encoding > Tags

  • Un-check all ID3 Tag Versions

CD Database > Remote freedb

  • Enter something in "Your E-mail address"; can be user@domain.com
  • Check box for "Auto connect to remote freedb"

Advanced command-line (not necessary if CDex configured as above)

  • To use FLAC as external command-line encoder change Encoder to External Encoder and specify flac.exe or your path to the appropriate executable. Parameter string:
"-5 -V -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