EAC and WavPack

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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 Wavpack 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.
External Compression
  • Change the Parameter Passing Scheme to User Defined Encoder.
  • Change the user file extension to .wv if not already that.
  • Click the Browse button and locate the WAVPACK.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 string below.
-w "Artist=%a" -w "Title=%t" -w "Album=%g" -w "Year=%y" -w "Track=%n" -w "Genre=%m" %s %d

Note: If a user wanted to change compression settings on Wavpack the switches would be placed before %s %d.

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

Addtional Reading