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)

FLAC command line options[edit]

I currently ran over the new command line scheme issue (using EAC sept. 2016 and flac 1.3.2) that is noted on top of the page. It was my first attempt to rip a CD in flac format so i scrolled down to the flac section and got the typical error message for passing command line options in the old scheme. I scrolled over the note at the beginning of the wiki page (and thus did not read it) and managed to find out about the new scheme after 30 minutes of googling. Wouldn't it be time to update the additional command line options by now so that you can just copy and paste it with the current version of the software?

the new command line options would be:

-8 -T "artist=%artist%" -T "title=%title%" -T "album=%albumtitle%" -T "date=%year%" -T "tracknumber=%tracknr%" -T "genre=%genre%" %source%

additionally: why not add "-V" to the command line options so enable verifying by default when copy and pasting the code-snippet from the wiki-site?:

-8 -V -T "artist=%artist%" -T "title=%title%" -T "album=%albumtitle%" -T "date=%year%" -T "tracknumber=%tracknr%" -T "genre=%genre%" %source%