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Exact Audio Copy 1.0beta1

What is Exact Audio Copy beta1?

Exact Audio Copy (EAC) is a proprietary CD ripping program for Microsoft Windows. If there are any errors that can't be corrected, the software tells the user which time position the (possible) distortion occurred, so they could easily control it with, for example, the media player. EAC is used to convert the tracks on standard audio CDs to WAV files, which can then be transcoded into other formats. These include lossy ones such as MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, or lossless ones such as ALAC, FLAC, or WavPack using external encoders. It also has the option of using the Windows Audio Compression Manager (ACM Codecs) for direct compression.

About  (from Andre Wiethoff)

Exact Audio Copy is a so called audio grabber for audio CDs using standard CD and DVD-ROM drives. With other audio grabbers you usually need to listen to every grabbed wave because they only do jitter correction. Scratched CDs read on CD-ROM drives often produce distortions. But listening to every extracted audio track...  Read more

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.exactaudiocopy.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\exact audio copy\cdrdao
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Exact Audio Copy\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 2.59 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Exact Audio Copy 1.0beta1

Program executable:cdrdao.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\exact audio copy\cdrdao\cdrdao.exe
Additional files:
  • cygwin1.dll (by Red Hat) - Cygwin (Cygwin® POSIX Emulation DLL)
  • CheckLog.exe
  • EAC.exe
  • GD3.dll
  • HelperFunctions.dll
  • PluginHandler.dll
  • sqlceca35.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft SQL Server Compact (Client Agent (32-bit))
  • sqlcecompact35.dll (by Microsoft) - Database Repair Tool (32-bit)
  • sqlceoledb35.dll - OLEDB Provider (32-bit)
  • sqlceqp35.dll - Query Processor (32-bit)
  • sqlcese35.dll - Storage Engine (32-bit)
  • uninst.exe - Exact Audio Copy Installer
  • WMAEncoder.exe - CommandEncoder
  • WMCmd.vbs

How do I remove Exact Audio Copy beta1?

You can uninstall Exact Audio Copy beta1 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Exact Audio Copy 1.0beta1, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Exact Audio Copy beta1.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.12%
Windows XP 14.86%
Windows Vista 11.59%
Windows 10 4.71%
Windows Server 2003 0.72%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.61%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.87%
Windows 7 Professional 10.41%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.92%
Windows 10 Home 1.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.73%
  Germany 10.03%
  United Kingdom 3.44%
  France 3.15%
  Italy 3.15%
  Japan 2.29%
  Netherlands 2.29%
  Canada 2.01%
  Croatia 2.01%
  Czech Republic 1.72%
  Austria 1.43%
  Spain 1.43%
  Greece 1.43%
  Belgium 1.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.65%
Hewlett-Packard 15.54%
Acer 15.54%
ASUS 8.11%
Intel 7.43%
Toshiba 4.05%
Samsung 2.70%
American Megatrends 2.03%
Sahara 2.03%
Common models
Dell Studio XPS 8100 3.36%
HP G72 Notebook PC 2.52%
Dell Inspiron 570 2.52%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.52%
ASUSTeK N53SV 1.68%
Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H 1.68%


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