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Generating FLAC's

post #1 of 6
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Hi:

I'm looking for info in regards to which app's or utilities to use for ripping CD's-to-FLAC's? Is AutoFLAC good?

Also, how about ripping DVD-A's or SACD's to FLAC?

Appreciate your help here
post #2 of 6
Not sure about DVD-A or SACD, but I use Exact Audio Copy for my CD > Flac rips. You will need the FLAC encoder as well (not sure if the EAC install comes with it these days).
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Originally Posted by ScoHo View Post

Not sure about DVD-A or SACD, but I use Exact Audio Copy for my CD > Flac rips. You will need the FLAC encoder as well (not sure if the EAC install comes with it these days).
thanks for your input. What type of encoder do you use? This is for FLAC playback?
post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by WestCoastD View Post

thanks for your input. What type of encoder do you use? This is for FLAC playback?

As far as I know, there is only one FLAC encoder - http://flac.sourceforge.net

For playback, just about any media player will do (at least for Windows or Linux). Not sure about OSX. I recommend Media Monkey, but there are plenty of great ones out there.
post #5 of 6
For ripping CD's, I recommend dbPoweramp CD ripper http://www.dbpoweramp.com/cd-ripper.htm

For DVD-Audio and DVD-Video, I recommend DVD Audio Extractor http://www.dvdae.com/dvdae/

Both will rip to FLAC using only the provided software and both are easy to use.

Mike
post #6 of 6
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thanks, this is a big help!

I've been mostly happy using my Windows Media archive for streaming music to different systems in my house:
(a) living room system- Denon AVR-2112CI receiver, Oppo BDP-103 player
(b) theater room system- Marantz AV8801 pre-pro, Parasound A51 Halo amp, Oppo BDP-105 player, Sony SCD-XA5400ES player
(c) bedroom system- Oppo BDP-93 player, NAD C163 2ch pre-amp, NAD C272 amp

I stream using Oppo universal players in each system (as shown above). I can also stream from the Denon receiver in the living room. Also can stream from Marantz AV8801 in theater room. Each system can playback, or read, FLAC files. I have yet to even experience playing-back a FLAC file, so I'm very eager to experiment.

I'm using Windows 7 Pro PC set-up. Also have Windows 8 machine. My current Windows Media archive is stored on a 2TB WD "MyBookLive", has functioned beautifull so far.

The majority of my Win Media archive are 128kbps, with some at 192kbps, which represent nearly 800 RedBook CD's. Recently I've been purchasing albums from iTunes (maybe 31), these files are anywhere from 262kbps to 295kbps, and are merged into the Win Media archive (approx. 35GB total).
Edited by WestCoastD - 2/5/13 at 4:38pm
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