I tried to select several files at once, but afterwards, the first and last file changed place. What can I do?
In windows kernel is a bug, that occurs when selecting multiple files at once (e.g. in write dialog or in ID3Tag dialog). The first and last file name will be exchanged. This could result in some problems, so with the option “Correct bug of wrong filename order in Windows multiple file dialog” EAC will again exchange the first and last filename to the correct order.
What are “Alternate CD Play Routines”?
These routines will playback audio tracks by extracting the data and directly playing them through the soundcard. It is not necessary that the drive is connected to the soundcard by a cable.
How to perform CDDB queries in batch mode?
Just insert all CDs you want to query into the actual drive EAC uses (do not edit any data!), afterwards press Alt-P.
Can you use EAC to take pops/clicks out?
I assume that you are recording the CD to WAV and then using the WAV to burn a rw-cd. There’s an extra step in the middle to edit the clicks out of the WAV file. More complex pops that occur on analog recording (tapes, etc.) should be found by listening to the WAV roughly to find the positions with +/- 3 seconds accuracy. Then select such a range and choose “Pop Detection”. Usually EAC will find them automatically. If not, switch to “Spectral View” and look for any anormalities. Then you have different options to remove the pop.
I have recorded and saved a noise wav (named nrp). I appear able to open it but am unable to subtract the noise profile from my subject wav (the “Reduce Noise” option is inoperable.) Any ideas om what I am doing wrong?
After created the noise profile (selecting a range, create noise profile, save noise profile) you are able to load the wav to denoise (or keep the actual one). There you have to load a noise profile first (noise profile/load), or keep the noise profile you created from that audio file, then you are able to remove the noise of it. You have to select first a range of the audio data that should be denoised before the menu option will be activated.
What is DC Offset?
DC offset occurs when the average/mean of the signal is a value other than 0 which means on average DC current flows through a circuit and which means the signal will clip earlier on one side (top or bottom) and your maximum signal strength before clipping occurs is smaller. To get rid of DC offset the average of the signal is subtracted form every sample of the signal.
What is Normalization?
Normalization is used to bring up the sound level on songs that were not recorded very loud. It is use full when making a compilation disc as the songs that you use may have been recorded at all different levels. But be aware that on some discs the volume was choosen to create a special effect, on these CDs normalization would destroy that effect.
When I begin writing, EAC stops suddenly with an error, sometimes with no additional informations, what can I do?
EAC does not support all writers yet, so it is possible that EAC just do not work correctly with that drive. Further it would be possible that something in your system will break the stream to the writer, resulting in a buffer underrun. Make sure that there are no other applications are running while writing.
If could try to switch the sync data transfer on for the writer, you could find that option in the Windows Device Manager (System Properties), there select the writer and show up and edit the properties of that drive.
When trying to write a CD using EAC, I get a Write Error – Send CUE Sheet or Write Parameter Page error, what does that mean?
EAC does not support all writers yet. At the moment only MMC writer that are able to write CDs using CUE sheets (not in RAW mode). So if a write error occur, the drive is most probably not supported.
I have an audio CD which includes a CD-Extra segment. There are 11 audio tracks, the extra track 12 is indicated in EAC by a “file icon” instead of “music icon”. I can’t seem to determine how to produce a cue sheet which will allow the CD-Extra to be written via CDRWin. What is the recommended procedure for extracting the cue sheet from an audio CD which includes a CD-Extra segment?
As the data track has to be written in a second session(!) it is not possible to reproduce the complete CD with ONE cuesheet. Therefore you should burn at first the audio tracks, close the session (and leave the disk open). Then you could write the data track. I suggest writing the data files individually instead of writing an data image.