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How to rip a wav file that is not on a CD

Discussion in 'Audio' started by iklimon, Jun 5, 2003.

  1. iklimon

    iklimon Member

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    I use EAC with the LAME dll to rip from CDs to MP3s, but I have a batch of wave files on my hard drive that I want to convert to MP3s. What is the best way to achieve this? I want the same quality and quality assurance that I have with EAC.

    any help or thoughts would be appreciated.
     
  2. tigre

    tigre Moderator Staff Member

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    1. If they're on HDD there's no need for something like EAC's secure extraction - given your system is stable. Just encode with lame.exe from commandline like this:

    lame.exe --alt-preset standard infile.wav outifle.mp3
    - or use some frontend like RazorLame (-> afterdawn software section) or EAC's "Compress WAVs...

    2. I hope you didn't get those files by decompressing some lossy audio (WMA, Real ...). Lossy -> WAV -> Lossy is called transcoding and spoils quality

    3. If you're as concerned about quality as it seems and portable / standalone playback is not an issue you should consider using MusePack instead of lame/mp3.
     

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