Talk:EAC Lossless Backup

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Gap detection[edit]

Shouldnt ripping contain detecting gaps? Matt the cat 23:46, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

No, because EAC does gap detection automatically when needed, i.e. when creating a cue sheet. There is never a need to do it manually. The only thing different that happens if you do it manually before the rip is:
  • You see the gap lengths in the main window.
  • The gap info is written to the log.
That info doesn't really belong in the log (it has nothing to do with how the audio is extracted), and it's already in the cue sheet, so there's no point to doing it manually as a normal part of the ripping process.
The only reason I can think of for doing it is if you're trying different gap detection methods in order to find the one that works best for a given drive and/or CD. That's not a normal part of ripping though. —Mjb 07:22, 12 October 2011 (UTC)