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==Software Needed==
==Software Needed==
* [http://exactaudiocopy.org/eac6.html Exact Audio Copy]
* [http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/index.php/resources/download/ Exact Audio Copy]
* [http://musepack.origean.net/files/windows/encoder/mppenc-windows-1.15v.zip Musepack 1.15v]
* [http://www.musepack.net/index.php?pg=win Musepack 1.16]

Revision as of 03:52, 13 August 2008

Software Needed


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

  • Unzip the chosen musepack version into the same directory that EAC is in.


  • 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 .mpc.
  • Click the Browse button and locate the MPPENC.EXE that you unzipped earlier.
  • 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 one of the below strings based on the Tag you would prefer.

No Tags:

--quality 6 %s 

APEv2 tag:

--quality 6 --artist "%a" --title "%t" --album "%g" --year "%y" --track "%n" --genre "%m" %s

Note: If you wanted to change the quality setting the green portion is what you would substitute with the new setting e.g. --quality 10 or --quality 4.

  • Do not worry what bit rate is shown in the bit rate drop down box, this will be ignored.

Musepack configured with APEv2 tagging

Addtional Reading