Exact Audio Copy (also known as EAC), a CD grabber program, is efficient, easy to use and is more intuitive than most other CD ripping programs on the market.
It conveniently runs on Windows and on newer versions of 64-bit Linux with Wine installed, which is a software compatibility layer that lets users run Windows-based programs on Unix-like operating systems.
It handles CD imperfections with ease and is the ideal CD grabber for an audiophile. Many options are available for editing files from the command line, giving the complete user control over the quality of music that's ripped. It corrects audio imperfections for individual songs, ideal for CDs that are scratched, dinged or have been played numerous times.
Other audio grabbers usually only do jitter correction and not much else, so users typically have to listen to each song to ensure the quality is okay, but not with Exact Audio Copy. This program uses several technologies to help ensure CDs are ripped accurately while maintaining optimal sound quality.
Exact Audio Copy supports all types of CD and DVD drives for versatile use. It accurately detects read errors and automatically reduces its extraction speed to fix them, and subsequently speeds up following the fix for maximum efficiency. This program rips to all file types as well, including WAV, MP3, OGG, FLAC, APE, and others. Such flexibility gives the user control over preserving the quality of ripped music. Music that's grabbed from CDs with Exact Audio Copy sounds better, plays without errors and indeed preserves the original sound.
Organizing music collections is simple when you grab CDs with Exact Audio Copy: It automatically creates cue sheets with track attributes and CD-Text included. Seasoned music lovers will enjoy using Exact Audio Copy to create digital music files from their CD collection.