have you installed flac and ticked external compressor and told eac to use flac?
while out of date this should get you started
sorry for typing on car pc
Maybe silly of me but I see FLAC as a download but also something called AutoFLAC and AccurateRip. This is from the sources you suggested plus several others I have searched.
From HydrogenAudio link:
"First, install EAC V0.95, Accurate Rip and configure with a key disk, and FLAC"
From FLAC download FAQ page--- http://flac.sourceforge.net/download.html
"AutoFLAC for automated ripping and encoding to FLAC with EAC (ExactAudioCopy); also has a write mode for burning back to CD for an exact copy"
What is the difference? Do I need the AccurateRip? I have not had time to go through ALL the extensive information websites so forgive me.
As well, I am concerned that I get the correct settings for EAC after the FLAC converting software is installed. Like most I only want to do the cd ripping only one time and there seem to be many options as well as suggested configurations.