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A handy comprehensive set of command-line instructions for EAC 1.0.3
post Dec 29 2012, 13:27
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i use EAC through the current version of Ubuntu under Wine
So all the commands listed below work on Windows [change path to encoder if there is path to encoder in the command line] and the settings are written here for Ubuntu [see bottom of page to install 1.0.3 on Ubuntu]

hit F5 to see compression option Box

AFTER version 1.0 b2 all Placeholders were changed

so now for flac

-8 -V -T "ARTIST=%artist%" -T "TITLE=%title%" -T "ALBUM=%albumtitle%" -T "DATE=%year%" -T "TRACKNUMBER=%tracknr%" -T "GENRE=%genre%" -T "PERFORMER=%albuminterpret%" -T "COMPOSER=%composer%" %haslyrics%--tag-from-file=LYRICS="%lyricsfile%"%haslyrics% -T "ALBUMARTIST=%albumartist%" -T "DISCNUMBER=%cdnumber%" -T "TOTALDISCS=%totalcds%" -T "TOTALTRACKS=%numtracks%" -T "COMMENT=%comment%" %source% -o %dest%

for wavpack

-hmx3 -w "Artist=%artist%" -w "Title=%title%" -w "Album=%albumtitle%" -w "Year=%year%" -w "Genre=%genre%" -w "Tracknumber=%tracknr%" -w "Performer=%albuminterpret%" -w "Composer=%composer%" %haslyrics%--tag-from-file=lyrics="%lyricsfile%"%haslyrics% -w "Albumartist=%albumartist%" -w "Discnumber=%cdnumber%" -w "Totaldiscs=%totalcds%" -w "Totaltracks=%numtracks%" -w "Comment=%comment%" -w "Logfile=@file.ext" %source% %dest%

for ape [2 routes]

Route 1

• Monkey's Audio
Note: Along with the Monkey's Audio encoder we will be using Case's Wapet to write
APEv2 tags to the Monkey's Audio files.

1 Click EAC, Compression Options.
2 Click the External Compression tab.
3 Enable the Use external program for compression option.
4 Change Parameter passing scheme to User Defined Encoder.
5 In the Use file extension text box type in .ape.
6 In the Program, including path, used for compression text box type in the location
of the WAPET.EXE file or click the Browse button to locate theWAPET.EXE file.

command line:

%dest% -t "Artist=%artist%" -t "Title=%title%" -t "Album=%albumtitle%" -t "Year=%year%" -t "Genre=%genre%" "/home/yourname/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files (x86)/Monkey's Audio\MAC.exe" %source% %dest% -c3000

Alternatively Route 2 [easier]

forget wapet and ape tags; it is also happy with ID3 tags this much simpler way

tta [tick add id3 tags for tagging]

-e %source% -o %dest%


Tak works in the same way as ape as it requires 2 codecs wapet.exe which writes the tags and that you already have for ape and takc.exe which you find here and in the zip

%dest% -t "Artist=%artist%" -t "Title=%title%" -t "CD artist=%albumartist%" -t "ALBUM=%albumtitle%" -t "COMPOSER=%composer%" %haslyrics%--tag-from-file=LYRICS="%lyricsfile%"%haslyrics% -t "Year=%year%" -t "Genre=%genre%" -t "TRACKNUMBER=%tracknr%" -t "TOTALTRACKS=%numtracks%" -t "COMMENT=%comment%" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Exact Audio Copy\Flac\Takc.exe" -e -p2 %source% %dest%

Alac[Audio Lossless Advanced Codec]

--no-optimize -A -i %source% -o %dest% --artist "%artist%" --title "%title%" --album "%albumtitle%" --date "%year%" --track "%tracknr%" --genre "%genre%" --comment "%comment%"
--composer "%composer%" --track "%tracknr%"

place the entire qaac folder from here into flac folder in EAC and use qaac.exe

shorten is the easiest of them all


(click for info)

is a hybrid format. it plays lossless in winamp with a plugin. It plays lossy
everywhere else but i include it as it is rather an oddity

-if %source% -of %dest% -br 320000

ensure you have regular mp3 lame encoder present too as it needs that for the lossy part
AND make absolutely sure that you have done this: right click on mp3hdEncoder open with
Wine and say Yes to agreement otherwise it will not work


INSTALLING 1.0.3 ON UBUNTU is a bit of a performance but follow those steps and you should be there...

SO TO INSTALL EAC 1.0 beta 3 under Wine


2. Download latest version of eac

then run

cd ~/.wine/dosdevices/c\:/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/Exact\ Audio\ Copy/
regsvr32 sql*

which will give you in your terminal

~/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/Exact
> Audio Copy$ regsvr32 sql*
> Successfully registered DLL sqlceca35.dll
> DllRegisterServer not implemented in DLL sqlcecompact35.dll
> Successfully registered DLL sqlceoledb35.dll
> DllRegisterServer not implemented in DLL sqlceqp35.dll
> DllRegisterServer not implemented in DLL sqlcese35.dll

3. At this point 1.0 will appear but may not see your cd drive

to remedy that

sudo mkdir /media/cdrom0

sudo gedit /etc/fstab

Add this line at bottom on a new line

/dev/sr0   /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec   0 0


Go to:

Applications/Wine/Configure Wine/Drive/Add a new drive [ call it D or whatever is not already in use]

and do this

now your drive is visible!

This post has been edited by db1989: Dec 30 2012, 21:21
Reason for edit: removing violation of TOS #8; adding requested amendments

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post Dec 29 2012, 16:01
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using qaac.exe used higher up in thread for alac one can produce good quality aac/m4a files

with this in the command line for a AAC-LC file of about 330kbps

-V 127 -i  %source%  -o  %dest%   --artist "%artist%" --title "%title%" --album "%albumtitle%"  --date "%year%"  --track "%tracknr%" --genre "%genre%"   --band "%albumartist%"  --compilation  --comment "%comment%"

if one wishes for a HE-AAC file this will produce it

--he  -c 38k -i %source%  -o  %dest%   --artist "%artist%" --title "%title%" --album "%albumtitle%"  --date "%year%"  --track "%tracknr%" --genre "%genre%"   --band "%albumartist%"  --compilation  --comment "%comment%"

i am still sweating finding my way with neroAacEnc on EAC it seems to refuse the neroAacTag tagging whatever i do [it accepts ID3 well but then only Deadbeef will play those files]
i want it to work so i can obtain those marvelous HE-AACv2 files with SBR

HE-AAC Multichannel for high-quality 5.1 surround sound and HE-AACv2 are the most efficient high-quality audio codecs and used in TV, radio and streaming services worldwide.

There is another codec called fdk-aac which will produce HE-AACv2 files but i cannot see an exe anywhere yet so still investigating that route too...
If anyone knows where to find an exe please say happy.gif

This post has been edited by shantiq: Dec 29 2012, 16:03

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