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Software Needed


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

  • Install Flac using the Flac installer


  • 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.
External Compression
  • Change the Parameter Passing Scheme to User Defined Encoder.
  • Change the user file extension to .flac if not already that.
  • Click the Browse button and locate the FLAC.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 the below string.
-T "artist=%a" -T "title=%t" -T "album=%g" -T "date=%y" -T "tracknumber=%n" -T "genre=%m" -5 %s

Note: The italic -5 in the above comandline is where you would change the compression level or add settings for the FLAC encoder

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

Addtional Reading