a good AAC or MP3 ripping program.

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by radyraa, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. radyraa

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    Hey this is my first post so go easy guys :D
    I'm trying to find a program that rips AAC or MP3 in high quality from a CD, I allready have Itunes but have heard it doesn't do as good job when compared to other programs?
    What programs are there availible for download? Prefeberly free?
    Oh and I'm using a 5G Ipod Video with Sennheiser HD555 headphones, just bought a mobile battery amp too.
    Cheers in advance,

    phil.
     
  2. slingshot

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    Well my vote for ripping goes to EAC free from http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/

    If you want mp3 rips, then I'd use lame try here for a list of sites with binaries :-
    http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~raa110/audacity/lame.html

    Also check out flac (http://flac.sourceforge.net/) which is loseless, I'd always recommend ripping to losseless format, then compressing later. Then if you change you're mind later i.e. want higher/lower bit rates want to go to WMA then you can easily convert from the original loseless extraction rather than re-ripping.

    Sorry can't help with any AAC though.

    Hope that helps

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  3. clonmult

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    Depends on what you are wanting to do with the files.

    FLAC is useless if you want to playback the files on your iPod (unless you go for 3rd party firmware).

    The only other app that I know of that handles AAC is dbPowerAmp with faac/faad.

    Overall though, the only practical route if you are ripping tracks for your iPod is to stick to iTunes. I've compared the output from iTunes to faac on my phone (SE W550) and there is no obvious difference between the two.
     
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    That's why I suggested you store the CD's on you're hard drive as FLAC and convert it from FLAC to some lossey format i.e. AAC or MP3 from that.

    As I said it's much easier in the future if you want to go to another format without spending months ripping all you're CD's again.

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