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Exact Audio Copy

EAC is used to convert the tracks on standard audio CDs to wav files, which can then be transcoded into formats such as MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WavPack, and FLAC using external...

  • Free PersonalProprietary
  • CD Ripper
  • Windows
Avg rating of 3.8 (6)| 5 comments

What is Exact Audio Copy?

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EAC is used to convert the tracks on standard audio CDs to .wav files, which can then be transcoded into formats such as MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WavPack, and FLAC using external encoders.

EAC also includes a small wave editor that has some neat functions that could be very handy when handling extracted audio files. As a restriction only CD-compliant uncompressed, 16 bit, 44.1 kHz stereo samples files can be used.

It supports freedb, AccurateRip (automatically compare your copy with rips from other people) and can automatically create Cue Sheets, with all gaps, track attributes, ISRC, and CD-Text included.

With other audio grabbers you usually need to listen to every grabbed wave because they only do jitter correction. Scratched CDs read on CD-ROM drives often produce distortions. But listening to every extracted audio track is a waste of time. Exact Audio Copy conquer these problems by making use of several technologies like multi-reading with verify and AccurateRip.

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Exact Audio Copy Screenshots

Main window
Audio CD in drive
Extracting Audio Data
Encoder Selection
Sound Editor
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Exact Audio Copy Features

  1.  Lossless AudioExact Audio Copy has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.

Exact Audio Copy information

  • Developed byAndre Wiethoff
  • LicensingProprietary and Free Personal product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.8
  • Alternatives49 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 5 comments and reviews about Exact Audio Copy, and it has gotten 190 likes

Exact Audio Copy was added to AlternativeTo by Journeyman on and this page was last updated . Exact Audio Copy is sometimes referred to as EAC.

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Olorin
  
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Probably the best program for obtaining perfect rips of your CDs. However, configuration must be customized for your hardware and the process is quite involved and is definitely not intuitive for the beginner. Finding a guide is strongly recommended.

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Zardoz
  
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I discovered this free software about 15 years go. Like the name already suggests it claimed to be possible to rip the music from audio CDs as an exact duplicate. That interested me, however I listened very critically to hear if there really is a difference next to other ripping software

To my pleasant surprise I there was. Since then I only use Exact Audio Copy to rip music CDs.

Perhaps it's not the easiest software, but it's easy enough.

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erdnuesse
  
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It may be feature-rich with lots of tweakable settings, but the (probably .NET) base is totally broken. alt-tab does not work, always unresponsive, etc. What good is a free and feature rich tool if it just won't work? Correct. Use fre:ac instead.

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mostwanted
  
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v1 beta has been released with lots of great features, also the best way to rip CDs

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tabakis
  
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One of the few ways of getting Ironrip status @ waffles.fm. Recommended.

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Tags

  • CD Ripper
  • FLAC
  • Audio Editor
  • wav
  • mp3-converter
  • audio-grabber

Categories

Audio & Music • CD/DVD Tools

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