Audio is extracted from CD with Exact Audio Copy
Why is only EAC acceptable ?
Exact Audio Copy is configured with the following options:
- accurate stream selected
- checkmark beside 'this drive caches audio data'
- C2 error correction is completely disabled
Why can't I use C2 error correction? My drive supports it.
Why can't I take the checkmark off of 'this drive caches audio data'. I'm pretty sure my drive doesn't cache.
checkmark beside 'Create .m3u playlist on extraction'
checkmark beside ''Automatically write status report after extraction'
This will create a .LOG file in the directory you extract to. As of right now,
EAC overwrites the .LOG file if you extract twice to the same directory (to be changed in an upcoming
If you rip a track, and it does not rip without errors, rename the .LOG file to filename (1).LOG and
try again. (So the original .LOG is not written over).
You must have complete .LOG files of all tracks.
Any tracks with synch errors, read errors, or suspicious positions are not acceptable.
The file name convention used is Artist - Album Title - Track# - Song Title.mp3
The artist name should be capitalized, first name first, last name last.
The album title should also be capitalized.
If the album is remastered, (Remastered) should be appended to the album title.
For albums that are singles, (Single) should be appended to the album title.
For albums that are EPs, (EP) should be appended to the album title.
For multi-disc sets, (Disc 1) should be appended to the album title. (Disc 2) (Disc 3) etc
In the case of more than one descriptive term being required, the rank used above determines the order, and a comma is placed between the two.
For example: The Who - Tommy (Remastered, Disc 1)
Turn on support for ID3 v1 tags.
Turn on support for ID3 v2.3 tags.
An accurate year of release must be entered. You can find it at AllMusic.com
Do your best to enter in the correct genre, however subjective it may be. Again, AllMusic.com can help.
Grab a copy of QuickSFV.
Once installed, creating .SFV files is very easy. Simply highlight all the files in the directory in Explorer, right-click,
and choose 'create .SFV' Please note that the .SFV file is the last step, you don't create it until
the MP3s are finished encoding.
Naming convention of the .SFV is important, use the following:
Artist - Album Title (APS).SFV
APS tells the user it was encoded with Alt Preset Standard. For Alt Preset Extreme, use APX. For Alt Preset
Insane use API.
If you absolutely, positively, can not get a track to extract 100% perfectly, name your SFV like this:
Artist - Album Title (APS-1).SFV to signify there is one track missing from the album.
Artist - Album Title (APS-2).SFV to signify there are two tracks missing from the album.
Any more than two tracks and you may wish to consider finding another copy of the CD.
If you wish to create any albums like this, please place them in a directory called ÜberQuality
At this point there are no exceptions to any of the rules.