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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
 
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Exact Audio Copy reads audio CDs almost perfectly. If there are any errors that can’t be corrected, it will tell you on which time position the (possible) distortion occurred, so you could easily control it with e.g. the media player
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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 this program 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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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.
  
 
== User Experiences ==
 
== User Experiences ==

Revision as of 00:21, 11 April 2017



Exact Audio Copy
Exact Audio Copy is an audio grabber for audio CDs using standard CD and DVD-ROM drives on Windows only.
Homepage:http://www.exactaudiocopy.de
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)


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Description

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.

User Experiences

http://campuspress.yale.edu/borndigital/2016/12/20/to-image-or-copy-the-compact-disc-digital-audio-dilemma/

http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/9581

https://archives.library.illinois.edu/staff-resources/digital-workflow/born-digital-workflow/accessioning/extract-from-source-media/ripping-audio-records-using-exact-audio-copy/

Online Help

http://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Category:EAC_Guides

http://www.digital-inn.de/forums/exact-audio-copy-english.14/

Development Activity


http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/index.php/resources/whats-new/whats-new/

Owner

The software is owned and managed by Andre Wiethoff.

Contributors

Chlara (14.3%), Selenachau (85.7%)