EAC and Opus

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Software Needed


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

  • Unzip opusenc.exe into a folder (e.g. C:\opus-tools\) or 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 tick in the box for use external program for compression.
  • Change Parameter Passing Scheme to User Defined Encoder.
  • Change Use file extension to .opus if not already that.
  • Click the Browse button and locate the opusenc.exe that you unzipped earlier.
  • Remove the ticks from Use CRC check and Add ID3 tag.
  • Tick Check for external programs return code.
  • In the Additional command line options box, copy and paste one of the below strings:
No Tags:
%source% %dest%
With Metadata Tags:
--artist "%artist%" --title "%title%" --album "%albumtitle%" --date "%year%" --genre "%genre%" --tracknumber %tracknr1% --comment "COMMENT=%comment%" %hascover%--picture "%coverfile%"%hascover% %source% %dest%

The examples above demonstrate the simplest usage. For additional encoding options, see the Forum or the opusenc command-line usage man-page.

  • Unless you are using the %bitrate% placeholder within the Additional command line options box, the Bit rate shown in the 'Bit rate' drop down box is ignored.
  • Unless you are using the %ishigh%…%ishigh% and/or the %islow%…%islow% placeholder(s) within the Additional command line options box, the High quality and/or Low quality setting(s) are ignored.
Opus configured with tagging

More "Additional command-line options" examples

See also