Qutibacoas is a tool intended to automate the process of file encoding with Apple QuickTime™ Player Pro. It can be used together with many different programs supporting external command-line encoders such as Exact Audio Copy (EAC) or CDEx.

Qutibacoas is freeware. QuickTime™ is also free, though conversion options are available only in its "Pro" version which is paid. Thus you need to buy QuickTime™ Pro to use Qutibacoas.

Download Qutibacoas v1.01b (ZIP, 86 KB, with C++ source)

New in the version 1.01b:

  • The bug which didn't allow to turn the Safe mode on is fixed.

Do not contact the author with meaningless and ridiculous problems, write me only if you have surely found a bug.

Detailed Step-by-step User's Guide to Use Qutibacoas
for encoding MP4 AAC audio files with Apple QuickTime™ 6.3 and EAC

  1. Start QuickTime™ Player.
  2. From the menu choose File > Import. The Import dialog opens.
  3. Go to the "Windows\Media" folder or, if you're using Windows NT/2000, "WinNT\Media" (the folder "Windows" is usually located on the drive C).
  4. In the "Files of type" list choose "Audio Files".
  5. Open any .wav file, such as "Chimes.wav" or "Notify.wav".
  6. From the menu choose File > Export. The export dialog opens.
  7. In the "Export" list choose "Movie to MPEG-4".
  8. Click "Options". The MPEG-4 Options dialog appears.
  9. Check that the "Audio Track" list has the item "Music" chosen (in the section "General").
  10. Change to the section "Audio" using the box at the top of the window.
  11. Drag the slider to set desirable bitrate (128kbps (default) is quite enough).
  12. In the "Encoding Quality" list choose "Best".
  13. Check also that "Channels" is set to "Stereo" and "Output Sample Rate" to "Recommended".
  14. Click "OK". The Options dialog closes.
  15. Go to some easy to find folder, such as "Desktop" and click "Save".
  16. Close QuickTime™ Player.
  17. Delete the newly created file from the desktop.
  18. Start EAC.
  19. From the menu choose EAC > Compression Options.
  20. Open the "External Compression" tab.
  21. Check the "Use external program for compression" box.
  22. From the "Parameter passing scheme" list choose "User Defined Encoder" (the last in the list).
  23. Write ".mp4" into the "Use file extension" field.
  24. Click "Browse" and choose Qutibacoas.exe from its location.
  25. Into the "Additional command line options" field write the following: "PATH TO QUICKTIME\QuickTimePlayer.exe %s %d" replacing "PATH TO QUICKTIME" to your path to QuickTime™ (usually it is "C:\Program Files\QuickTime").
  26. Turn off the "Add ID3 tag" checkbox.
  27. Leave all other options as are and click "OK".
  28. Set all other EAC options if they are not yet set and extract your CDs (see documentation to EAC for details)!

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