EAC and Ogg Vorbis

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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.

  • Unzip the chosen Oggenc 2.5 build 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 .ogg.
  • Click the Browse button and locate the OGGENC2.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:

-q 6 %s %d

Vorbis Comment:

-q 6 -a "%a" -t "%t" -l "%g" -d "%y" -N "%n" -G "%m" %s -o %d

Note: the reason -q 6 is in italic in the above lists is that if you wanted to change the quality setting, thats what you would substitute with the new setting e.g. -q 10 or -q 2 for example.

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

Addtional Reading