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> dBpowerAMP R12 Setup and Ripping Guide
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First and foremost, every dbpoweramp rip should include a cue file.  Since R12 does not have native cue support at this time, you will need to make the noncompliant cue in EAC. Every windows ripper on the site should know how to make a noncompliant cue.  However, because the reference version of dbpoweramp uses AMG to tag and name files, we will need to make sure that EAC and dBpowerAMP both use the same information.  There are a few points that people need to understand for this to work. 

[#] The file naming syntax for both EAC and dBpowerAMP must be the same for the cue file to work. 
[#] Tagging files with AMG poses a problem because the track titles stored in AMG may not be the same as the track titles in freedb.  If the track titles (and artist on compilation discs) used are different, then the cue file won't work.
[#] In some instances there are multiple entries in the freedb database. Its possible if you just use freedb with dbpoweramp that you could use one set for the cue and one set for the rip.  If this happens, your cue file won't work.

So, to avoid these potential problems, I recommend the following method for making cue files and ripping tracks with dbpoweramp.  Please note that the following method will not work with compilation discs and its recommended that you manually retrieve the information from freedb within dbpoweramp and then manually check the cue file to make sure the file names within the cue matchs the outputed files.

EAC Cue Creation for dBpowerAMP Rips.

First, open EAC and get the tags for the disc from freedb. If you need to edit any of the tags or file names, do it now.  Once the tags are correct, go to database, export cd information to, and then choose CDPLAYER.INI. 

Once you've done this go ahead and make the noncompliant cue.  Don't worry about detecting gaps, EAC automatically does this when making a cue file. (The only reason you need to do it with EAC rips is so that the log has the gap info.)

dBpowerAMP Setup

The first time you use dBpowerAMP the offset is set to 0.  When you put in a disc it will check to see if the disc is in the AccurateRip database.  If it is, it will find the offset for your drive. Keep trying discs until you find one that it recognizes.

Once you've completed the setup, its a good idea to do a test rip on the key disc to make sure all your settings are correct.

Now that the offset is set, go to options.  Under the main options menu, make sure that secure is checked and that AccurateRip queries are enabled.  Its also important that if you're going to use C2 that you have SCSI Pass Through selected. (Its the default, leave it that way unless you're on a limited windows account.) The rest of the settings are optional.

Next go to secure settings by clicking the red secure settings text.  The first thing we need to do is test to see if the drive has cache.  This is important for secure ripping because if the drive has cache then reread attempts will be taken from cache instead of actually rereading the disc.  For this test we'll need a disc without scratches.

Next thing we need to do is test for C2.  If your drive has C2 you should use it with this program.  Find yourself a fairly scratched disc and click the red text that says Detect C2 support. 

If your drive supports C2 you should use the following settings. 



If your drive does not support C2 you should use the following settings.



After setting up C2, next go down and check Mark Track as Error if Insecure. Also check Write to File to enable log creation.  Under report contents choose complete.  Under log filename use [rippedtopath][album].log to create the log file in the same directory that the files are saved in.  I personally use [dBpowerAMP] to distinguish this log from EAC logs but thats optional. Click ok and go back to the main program.

Next, under Ripper select flac and then set the compression level.  Then set the path where your rips will go.  Once thats done we need to setup our file naming syntax. Click on the set button under Naming. 

Paste the following syntax into the box.  Note that this accounts for multi-disc sets so that that you don't rip everything into one folder on multi-disc sets. 

Quote:

[IFCOMP][IFVALUE]album artist,[album artist],Various Artists[] - [album][IFMULTI] Disc [disc][] ([year]) [[encoder]]\[track] - [artist] - [title][][IF!COMP][IFVALUE]album artist,[album artist],[artist][] - [album][IFMULTI] Disc [disc][] ([year]) [[encoder]]\[track] - [title][]

Thats it, setup complete!

Ripping with dBpowerAMP

Once you've setup dBpowerAMP ripping is pretty simple.  The first thing is to make sure the files will match the cue file we made earlier.  It doesn't matter what method is used to get the tags initially.  Whats important is that you overwrite the relevant data (tracknumber and titles) with the information we saved in CDPLAYER.INI earlier.  Click the down arrow under Meta, the go down to retrieve from, then select CDPLAYER.INI. 

This should work on all regular discs that are non-compilations.  If you do have a compilation disc, you can use the retrieve from freedb option and provided there weren't multiple entries in freedb and you didn't change any info, it should match up.  Still, if you have a compilation disc its probably a good idea to check your file names with the file names listed in the cue. 

After that, just hit the Rip button on the top left and you're done
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