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Exact Audio Copy 0.99pb4

What is Exact Audio Copy pb4?

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 0.99pb4

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)

How do I remove Exact Audio Copy pb4?

You can uninstall Exact Audio Copy pb4 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 0.99pb4, 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 pb4.

Win XP 35%
Win Server 2003 1%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 38.05%
Windows Vista 31.86%
Windows 7 22.12%
Windows 10 7.08%
Windows Server 2003 0.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 38.74%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 24.32%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.01%
Windows 7 Professional 5.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.41%
Windows 8 Pro 2.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.69% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 28.69%
  United States 27.87%
  Canada 5.74%
  France 5.74%
  Japan 4.92%
  United Kingdom 2.46%
  Italy 2.46%
  Netherlands 2.46%
  Poland 2.46%
  Taiwan 2.46%
  Australia 1.64%
  Brazil 1.64%
  Croatia 1.64%
  RS 1.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 19.18%
Medion 13.70%
American Megatrends 13.70%
Intel 10.96%
Hewlett-Packard 6.85%
Acer 5.48%
ASUS 2.74%
Sahara 2.74%
Gateway 2.74%
Compaq 2.74%
Common models
ASUSTeK A7N8X 3.66%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.66%
Gigabyte G31MF-S2 2.44%
Dell OptiPlex 360 2.44%
TOSHIBA Satellite L355D 1.22%


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