courtesy of grape.**Step 1.**
First of all, in EAC, press F9 and look at the “general” tab.
“Create “m3u” playlist on extraction”
“Write “m3u” playlist with extended information”
are both ticked. See below:
You should already have done this when setting up EAC and saving the settings. If you had not, go through this full set-up guide and make sure you have everything correct: http://xs.vc/eac/**Step 2.**
OK, so you have EAC set up properly for Secure ripping with no C2 and audio cache defeated?
One thing more to check! Press F9 again, and look under “Filename” tag. Change naming scheme to:
%N - %T
and various artist naming scheme to:
%N - %A - %T
The reason for this is when you create your cue sheet you are going to save it in an already created folder. What I do is create the folder directly in the C drive, for privacy reasons (you don’t get your username and stuff in the log then).
So, create a new folder in C drive, and name it like this:
Artist - Album Name (release date) [FLAC]**Step 3.**
Start up EAC and insert the CD you want to rip into your drive. These next steps are important for a good rip:
Press F4 to detect gaps
Press F3 to test gaps on silence
Once you have done this, you can then create your cue sheet. Click on the “Action” drop down menu, move down to “Create cue sheet” and select the “non-compliant cue sheet”. Save it in the folder you created at the end of Step 2.
You can create other types of cue sheet if you want as well, but always do a non-compliant one.**Step 4.**
Now you can rip the CD, make sure you use the ”Test and Copy selected tracks” option.
You will find if you follow these steps, that the cue sheet will not need edited, it will work perfectly as it is.
And you can check that your cue sheet does actually work by putting the WAV files you ripped into the same directory as the cue sheet (if they’re not already there) and opening the cue sheet in EAC (Tools>Write CD-R, then File> Load Cue Sheet).
If the cue’s okay, all the WAV files should jump into EAC’s window ready for burning.
EAC is also an excellent burning program and I have it set as the default program to open cue-sheets. To do that, right-click a cue-sheet and choose to open it with EAC, making sure to tick the “always open with this program” box in the context menu. Then you just have to double-click on any cue file and the WAVs will jump into EAC ready for burning (assuming that the ripper followed grape’s excellent tutorial ).