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CDex ---- mp3 ( Music so soft)????

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#1
Hi,

I use CDex Version 1.51 to convert my Audio CD songs to mp3 format, when i play my converted mp3 song it's so soft compared to the cd, meaning the music its not that loud compared with the CD i play.
Is there something i miss???


Cheers :)
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#2
try using EAC (exact audio copy) rather than CDex. Its much better. We have a guide here on how to install and use it:

http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/mydeneaclame.cfm

"I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive" - Albert Einstein

For the best quality mp3s use EAC (exact audio copy) to rip your audio CDs and LAME to encode them. Follow this guide:
http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/mydeneaclame.cfm
#3
Sorry after converting from CD to mp3 and this thing just pop up

"LAME version 3.96.1 (http://lame.sourceforge.net/)
CPU features: MMX (ASM used), 3DNow! (ASM used)
Using polyphase lowpass filter, transition band: 17960 Hz - 18494 Hz
Encoding C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\My Music\Ttmp7!1!5
.wav
to C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\My Music\Ttmp7!1!5
.mp3
Encoding as 44.1 kHz VBR(q=4) j-stereo MPEG-1 Layer III (ca. 10x) qval=2
Frame | CPU time/estim | REAL time/estim | play/CPU | ETA
2400/9676 (25%)| 0:26/ 1:47| 0:27/ 1:48| 2.3465x| 1:21
32 [ 7] *
192 [2317] %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%**************************************************
224 [ 75] %**
256 [ 1] %
320 [ 0]

What is that??? Can i bypass it???


Cheers :)
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 29 May 2005 @ 19:30
#4
that is the external lame encoder converting the wav to mp3 files

"I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive" - Albert Einstein

For the best quality mp3s use EAC (exact audio copy) to rip your audio CDs and LAME to encode them. Follow this guide:
http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/mydeneaclame.cfm
#5
Ok what is the best setting for mp3???
I just think its long just to convert 1 song to mp3...it take around 3 mins...is that nomral ???

Cheers :)
#6
yeah 3 mins per song is about average, though it all depends on your system. VBR 192 or VBR 256 is the best setting. make sure this setting is in place: EAC > EAC Options. CLick tools tab. Make sure "On extraction, start external compressors queued in background" is checked. That way it will start compression while the CD is ripping and goes quicker. It takes about 20 to 30 mins to rip and encode a audio CD, but trust me it is worth it. Its the best quality you can get. EAC is the only ripper with error correction to ensure a 100% accurate rip, and external LAME is hands down the best mp3 encoder there is.

"I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive" - Albert Einstein

For the best quality mp3s use EAC (exact audio copy) to rip your audio CDs and LAME to encode them. Follow this guide:
http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/mydeneaclame.cfm
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