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Bringing this post out of the grave to see if anyone can help. Did a search on google for MP3HD Encoder and this thread came out on top. No, I don't know why this tread is in the "Ultra Hi-End HT Gear" section.
Want to try the MP3HD encoder (yes, I realize there is no support for it any longer) to rip my CD's because I would like a format I can play on all my devices like my iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire HDX, etc. in one format instead of many as well as have available lossless audio. I've downloaded the last Exact Audio Copy EAC 1.0 3 beta and installed it and it's running. I've downloaded the last MP3HD toolkit v1.5. Now when I go into the options as instructed in the first post, I include in the "Additional command-line options:" -if %s -of %d -br %r000 -Artist "%a" -Album "%g" -Title "%t" -Year "%y" -Track "%n" -Genre "%m" -Encoder "Thomson mp3HD encoder v1.5" (note I've edited "v1.4" to "v1.5" but changing it back gets the same message) but I get "Invalid replacement tag found !" in response. Anyone know what I need to edit?
Here's what I'm doing to complete this.
Slysoft's latest CloneCD to rip an image of the CD onto the computer hard drive.
Use Slysoft's latest VirtualCloneDrive so the computer can read the cloned CD image.
Use the latest Exact Audio Copy to rip the Wave music files.
Now I want to compress to MP3HD for lossless and backwards compatible music format (variable? or 320kbit/s 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz 16bit stereo?) and wanted to use EAC to do this as described in the first post (or I could use Nero 2014 if that's possible if someone knows how to set that up?).
Might want to try to use another old format for rip smaller compressed files like MP3Pro later (constant bit rate: 96kbit/s 44.1 kHz stereo, MP3Pro is still an option with Nero) ?
Then use latest MP3Gain v1.2.5 to normalize all the music.
The other option is MPEG-4 SLS / HD-AAC (320, 256 or 192 kbps 96 kHz 24bit?) which is probably better but can't find a encoder available for download (except for one for a couple hundred $)?
Thanks for any help.