Exact Audio Copy

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Exact Audio Copy
Exact Audio Copy is an audio grabber for audio CDs using standard CD and DVD-ROM drives on Windows only.
License:Proprietary, Freeware
Platforms:Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10. No Linux nor MAC version is planned at all. But it is reported that EAC runs in an emulation layer (WINE for Linux and Virtual PC Win 98 for MAC)
Function:File Format Migration,Metadata Extraction,Disk Imaging
Content type:Audio


Exact Audio Copy (EAC) has three options for copying media: Copy Selected Tracks Uncompressed, Copy Selected Track Compressed, and Copy Image and Cue Sheet.

In secure mode EAC either reads every audio sector at least twice or relies on extended error information that some drives are able to return with the audio data. By using this technique non-identical sectors are detected. If an error occurs (read or sync error), the program keeps on reading this sector, until eight of 16 retries are identical, but at maximum one, three or five times (according to the selected error recovery quality) these 16 retries are read. So, in the worst case, bad sectors are read up to 82 times. Exact Audio Copy uses several technologies like multi-reading with verify and AccurateRip.

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The software is owned and managed by Andre Wiethoff.

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All development activity is visible on http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/index.php/resources/whats-new/whats-new/