EAC - Exact Audio Copy

Application Details:

Version: 1.3
License: Free to use
Votes: 4
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.17

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Ripping CDs in secure and burst modes

Running external compressors (FLAC tested)

Submitting AccurateRip results

Detecting gaps, creating CUE sheets with CD-TEXT and UPC/ISRC, writing log files

Fetching external metadata

What does not

Loading plugins


What was not tested

Burning CDs

Ripping CDs in paranoid and fast mode

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

dotnet20 installed via winetricks.

Make sure you configure the drives properly, else EAC won't be able to see them. My configuration is :

  • Drive D: set to /mnt/dvd0, E: set to /mnt/dvd1 in winecfg.
  • /mnt/dvd0 and /mnt/dvd1 are present in /etc/fstab and point to /dev/sr0 and sr1, respectively. They don't need to be mounted while running EAC, and it's not possible to mount Audio CDs anyway.
  • The user running Wine must have read/write access to the drive's raw block device. On Debian, it's enough to add the user to the cdrom group.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 19.04 "Disco" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 01 20194.17Yes Yes YesGoldStefan de Konink 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Aug 09 20194.13Yes Yes YesGoldFiku Miku Foo Foo Foo 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster" x86_64Apr 13 20194.6Yes Yes NoPlatinumFiku Miku Foo Foo Foo 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster" x86_64Jan 06 20194.0-rc5Yes Yes NoSilverFiku Miku Foo Foo Foo 
ShowUbuntu 18.10 "Cosmic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Dec 28 20183.0.4Yes Yes NoPlatinumLennart 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
24489 CD drive recognized, but applications cannot use it. UNCONFIRMED View
46856 Exact Audio Copy: Unhandled exception at EACWnd2.264 -> INDEX-RANGE UNCONFIRMED View
47830 Exact Audio Copy (EAC) does not run with latest development release UNCONFIRMED View

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by Howard on Wednesday March 4th 2020, 18:38
I can now confirm, having just ripped 15 new CDs, that Stefan de Konnick's install procedure above works beautifully with EAC 1.5 under Wine 5.0 or 5.3. EAC ran flawlessly. I don't know if there should be metadata engines other than FreeDB -- I found none.
RE: perfect
by Stefan de Konink on Wednesday March 4th 2020, 18:58
I still want to evaluate 1.5 myself as well in a big rig. After setting up 1.3, my main issue was when running EAC concurrently that some of the applications became unclickable, like the entire application was unable to focus. Given the release notes of 1.4 and 1.5 MusicBrainz should be available as metadata engine. Not having plugins available was some kind of dotnet issues. Does the log file have any cuetools and accuraterip information, that typically would show plugins are functioning.
by Howard on Tuesday March 3rd 2020, 1:54
EAC 1.5 now runs fine -- the install still reports that it can't find
this may no longer work
by Howard on Saturday February 29th 2020, 22:08
This seemed to work perfectly -- until, just before the install was complete -- LinuxMint 19.3 updated to Wine 5.0.
the install now fails because it can't find
This is a known problem in Ubuntu after 18.04 and Mint 19.*.
A solution is proposed here :
but I've not gotten that to work.

by Forsem on Monday February 17th 2020, 6:27
First, you will need to open the 'command prompt.' Press your windows button, or access the windows start menu, then type 'cmd' into the search bar, this will get you to the 'command prompt' app.