CDex and FLAC

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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 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

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