EAC and Monkey's Audio

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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 Monkey's Audio using the default location.
  • Extract "wapet.exe" & "MAC.exe" into your EAC directory.


  • 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. (or just write - wapet.exe)

NOTE: It's even possible to give any other name to wapet.exe (so your *.log file will seems more logical..)

  • 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:

%dest% -t "Artist=%artist%" -t "Title=%title%" -t "Album=%albumtitle%" -t "Year=%year%" -t "Track=%tracknr2%" -t "TotalTracks=%numtracks%" -t "Genre=%genre%" -t "Album Artist=%albumartist%" -t "DiscID=%cddbid%" "MAC.exe"
%source% %dest% -c2000 -v 

Note: 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