EAC and Monkey's Audio

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Important note[edit]

This guide is in need of an update, because in EAC 1.0 beta 2, the replacement strings changed. For example:

  • "%s" is now "%source%"
  • "%d" is now "%dest%"
  • "%a" is now "%artist%"

See the full list in the EAC FAQ or in the EAC Compression Options guide.

Software Needed[edit]

Installation[edit]

Note: This guide assumes that EAC is has been configured for secure ripping, if not please follow this guide.

  • Install Monkey's Audio using the default location.
  • Unzip wapet.zip into the Exact Audio Copy directory


Configuration[edit]

  • Open EAC and insert a CD into the drive.
  • Click the EAC menu and select Compression Options.
  • Click the External Compression Tab, and put a check box in use external program for compression.
  • Change Parameter Passing Scheme to User Defined Encoder.
  • Change Use file extension to .ape if not already that.
  • Click the Browse button and locate the wapet.exe.
  • Remove the ticks from Use CRC check, Add ID3 tag and check for external programs return code.
  • In the Addtional command line options box, copy and paste the string below.

APEv2 Tag:

%d -t "Artist=%a" -t "Title=%t" -t "Album=%g" -t "Year=%y" -t "Track=%n" -t "Genre=%m" "C:\Program Files\Monkey's Audio\MAC.exe"
%s %d -c2000

Note 1: This needs to point to where the MAC.exe is located and please ensure that " " is around the full location.

Note 2: Alter this switch for the desired compression mode

-c1000 Fast
-c2000 Normal
-c3000 High
-c4000 Extra High
-c5000 Insane
  • Do not worry what bit rate is shown in the bit rate drop down box, this will be ignored.
Monkey's Audio configured with tagging support

Addtional Reading[edit]