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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What works

  • Ripping tracks in secure, paranoid, fast and burst modes, with and without testing.
  • Running external compressors (FLAC tested).
  • Submitting AccurateRip results.
  • Detecting gaps.
  • Creating CUE sheets with CD-TEXT and UPC/ISRC.
  • Creating log files.
  • Fetching external metadata via the built-in metadata provider.
  • Fetching external metadata via the CUEtools plugin.
  • Adding CUEtools and AcoustID information to the log file.
  • Configuring plugins via the configuration dialog.

What does not

  • Running the application without installing native .NET


The following installation will give you a working EAC installation, given you are running Wine 4.17 or higher. In this version the sxs patches have been applied. Follow the instructions at for winehq-devel. Install winetricks,

My impression is that the follow method gives reproducible results.

WINEPREFIX=~/wineac WINEARCH=win32 winetricks -q dotnet20 vcrun2008

WINEPREFIX=~/wineac WINEARCH=win32 wine ~/Downloads/eac-1.3.exe

Run the installation, but don't run EAC after you are done.

WINEPREFIX=~/wineac WINEARCH=win32 winecfg

In winecfg go to libraries, add an override with the name mscorwks. Click on it edit and modify it to the option Windows. It will now show as mscorwks (native).

You are now ready to lauch!

WINEPREFIX=~/wineac WINEARCH=win32 wine ~/wineac/drive_c/Program\ Files/Exact\ Audio\ Copy/EAC.exe

The best way to check if the above works: check in de EAC options, if any plugins are present. If so: do a metadata search on a common Audio-CD. If the metadata search using CUETools does not return any results you are missing a dll override.

What was not tested

  • Range ripping.
  • Functionality from the "Tools" menu concerning processing WAV files (Compare, Compress, Remove Gaps, etc).
  • Burning CDs from non-compliant CUE sheets.
  • Erasing CD-RW discs.
  • Write offset testing.
  • Write features testing.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 19.04 "Disco" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 01 20194.17Yes Yes YesGoldStefan de Konink 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Aug 09 20194.13Yes Yes YesGoldGood Guy Danny 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster" x86_64Apr 13 20194.6Yes Yes NoPlatinumGood Guy Danny 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster" x86_64Jan 06 20194.0-rc5Yes Yes NoSilverGood Guy Danny 
ShowUbuntu 18.10 "Cosmic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Dec 28 20183.0.4Yes Yes NoPlatinumLennart 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
12359 Multiple apps can't detect audio CDs (affects Express Rip, Exact Audio Copy, dbpoweramp CD Ripper) CLOSED FIXED View
24489 CD drive recognized, but applications cannot use it. UNCONFIRMED View
42539 Exact Audio Copy seems to detect drive but claims 'no audio CD in drive' CLOSED DUPLICATE View
43270 Exact Audio Copy does not detect plugins CLOSED FIXED 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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