Am I doing this right?

Okay I've decided that I want to rip my cd to to flac. I did the first one but I don't know if I'm on the right track. I followed direction from a video off of youtube. I'm using Exact Audio Copy and the first time I got it to do it in Flac but then only 45 second of the each song. On the second try I got it extract the whole song but now its in .wav. However the properties of the extracted song is the following 44100hz, 16bit, 2 channel, 1411kbps, Codec and encoding is in lossless. Is this correct? Please someone let me know before I get too far. Thanks.
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  • Okay so I tried something new but I don't know if it's still the correct way of doing it. I'm currently ripping my CD into .wav format then I'm using NHC conversion software to convert it over to 192kbps into 2 channel lossless. Is this right or am I still missing something. Am I making this harder on myself by using 2 programs?
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    Bedroom consist of NHT model 2 powered by Parasound hca1200ii coming from my computer.

    Stuff laying around. Too much to list but don't want to sell either.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,738
    I am not familiar with either programs that you are using, but in no known universe is 192 Kbps lossless lol...

    Most around here use foobar, media monkey, or jriver. I would recommend just ponying up the dough and getting media monkey or jriver. If u do that lots of us can help u...
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  • Ok. Yea I already spent money on NHC converter. I'll get the program you mention and get back to you guys once I do. Thanks.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,488
    No matter what program you use, you'll need to set it up before ripping. Wav files will take up a lot of space just so you know, but are considered by many to be a tad better. Flac, apple lossless....should work fine and will save some space if that's a concern.

    Once set up, the program you use should default to those settings once you start ripping. I would have any form of error correction turned on also, especially if your ripping older cd's. It may take a tad longer to download but will be worth it.
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  • D'privedD'prived Posts: 191
    edited November 2016
    dpPoweramp is a good and fairly easy program to use. I believe there is a 30 day trial version you can download.

    Also... 1 bit of advice... before you go ripping your whole collection in to any specific format try a CD or two in your desired format and them test them on whatever you're going to play them on. I tried .wav first and my Yamaha player would crackle the first second of the song and then play fine after that (don't have any idea why). I tried .flac (uncompressed) and they played fine. Personally I couldn't tell any difference between .wav and .flac uncompressed files.
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,563
    Typically my flac files play at over 1000kbps... Not 192.
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  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,700
    I rip all my CDs to ".aiff" using iTunes.

    Works fine and sounds great.

    Ensuring that all the metadata and album art are correct is another issue. Some of the more sophisticated programs (v. iTunes) do a better job of this, as I understand it.
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