Become a Site Supporter and Never see Ads again!

Author Topic: CD collection transfer to Mac  (Read 2578 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline jazzgtrl4

  • (10)
  • Taperssection Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 860
CD collection transfer to Mac
« on: July 13, 2020, 10:27:21 AM »
So i have a ton of CDs, want to transfer them to my Mac external HD..is there a program out there other than Itunes to do this that you guys have used? thanks
KM140/50's>V3>MiniMe>Marantz PMD661/MTII
Telefunken ELA M260's>Sonosax SX-M2>ad2k+
KM84i's seq s/n
AKG C414 B-ULS
SD Mixpre6

Offline heathen

  • (23)
  • Needs to get out more...
  • *****
  • Posts: 3281
Re: CD collection transfer to Mac
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2020, 10:46:38 AM »
I use EAC (Exact Audio Copy) on PC.  I have no idea if it's available on Mac.  If it is, though, it's likely worth considering.
Mics: AT4050ST | AT4031 | AT853 (C/SC) | Line Audio CM3 | Sennheiser e614 | Sennheiser MKE2 | DPA 4061 | CA-14 omni Pres: CA9200 | DPA d:vice Decks: Zoom F8 | Roland R-05

Offline jerryfreak

  • No PZ
  • (31)
  • Needs to get out more...
  • *
  • Posts: 6206
  • The plural of anecdote is not data
Re: CD collection transfer to Mac
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2020, 11:01:48 AM »
I use EAC (Exact Audio Copy) on PC.  I have no idea if it's available on Mac.  If it is, though, it's likely worth considering.

AFAIK there is no mac equivalent to EAC.

EAC would probably run in WINE though
currently "banned" for this "controversial" post
email me if you need to connect, as i am not allowed to send PM

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
for sale (email in profile):
Mixpre6 v1 (NIB)
CA14 cards
(2) Manfrotto 099B mic poles
CMC-1K now orderable

Offline jefflester

  • (2)
  • Taperssection All-Star
  • ****
  • Posts: 1230
  • Gender: Male
Re: CD collection transfer to Mac
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2020, 01:40:36 PM »
I'm not a Mac person, but my understanding is that xACT is the preferred CD ripping tool. Essentially the Mac equivalent of EAC.
DPA4061 HEB/AT943 -> CA-UGLY -> R-09
Samson C02/Superlux S502/iSK Little Gem -> DR-680MKII
AKG CK63 -> AKG C460B -> DR-680MKII
AKG CK63 -> nBob actives -> Baby NBox -> R-09/DR2d

Offline jerryfreak

  • No PZ
  • (31)
  • Needs to get out more...
  • *
  • Posts: 6206
  • The plural of anecdote is not data
Re: CD collection transfer to Mac
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2020, 01:59:08 PM »
while xact is the best native mac software, it lacks the redundant read-and-compare feature of eac , last time i checked (many moons ago)
currently "banned" for this "controversial" post
email me if you need to connect, as i am not allowed to send PM

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
for sale (email in profile):
Mixpre6 v1 (NIB)
CA14 cards
(2) Manfrotto 099B mic poles
CMC-1K now orderable

Offline nulldogmas

  • (6)
  • Taperssection All-Star
  • ****
  • Posts: 1154
    • How I Escaped My Uncertain Fate
Re: CD collection transfer to Mac
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2020, 03:55:49 PM »
I use Max to rip from CD to Mac:

https://sbooth.org/Max/

Old, but works fine.

Offline morst

  • Trade Unionist
  • (2)
  • Needs to get out more...
  • *****
  • Posts: 4718
Re: CD collection transfer to Mac
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2020, 05:55:55 PM »
I did a shootout between iTunes vs xACT recently (iTunes 12.9.5.5 vs xACT 2.49 or 2.50) and the resultant MD5 result was identical for all files on the silver disc under test.
(I am presently using an external USB 2.0 Samsung slimline BluRay burner)


iTunes won't convert to FLAC for you, but you might like the tagging interface better, since it auto tags things that it can find in the CD database
« Last Edit: July 13, 2020, 05:57:40 PM by morst »

Offline jazzgtrl4

  • (10)
  • Taperssection Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 860
Re: CD collection transfer to Mac
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2020, 08:13:26 PM »
Cool, thanks everyone for the info....Ya i guess just use Itunes or maybe that Max app looks interesting,.   i actually have xACT. hadn't used it in so long i forgot it does that as well.  so ill try those thx.
KM140/50's>V3>MiniMe>Marantz PMD661/MTII
Telefunken ELA M260's>Sonosax SX-M2>ad2k+
KM84i's seq s/n
AKG C414 B-ULS
SD Mixpre6

Offline H₂O

  • (28)
  • Needs to get out more...
  • *****
  • Posts: 5706
  • Gender: Male
Re: CD collection transfer to Mac
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2020, 08:51:04 PM »
XLD is the EAC equivalent for OSX:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xld/



Music can at the least least explain you and at the most expand you
LMA Recordings

List

Offline wforwumbo

  • (6)
  • Taperssection Regular
  • **
  • Posts: 143
Re: CD collection transfer to Mac
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2020, 12:18:51 PM »
XLD is the EAC equivalent for OSX:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xld/

I second XLD. If you want good metadata control, use it in tandem with MusicBrainz Picard.
North Jersey native, Upstate veteran, proud Texan

2x Schoeps mk2
2x Schoeps mk21
2x Schoeps mk4
2x Schoeps mk41v
1x Schoeps ccm8

Grace Lunatec V3
2x Schoeps cmc5
2x Schoeps KC5
Nbob KCY
Naiant PFA

Sound Devices Mixpre-6

Offline jazzgtrl4

  • (10)
  • Taperssection Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 860
Re: CD collection transfer to Mac
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2020, 12:30:49 PM »
XLD is the EAC equivalent for OSX:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xld/

Awesome thanks, just tried this works great.
KM140/50's>V3>MiniMe>Marantz PMD661/MTII
Telefunken ELA M260's>Sonosax SX-M2>ad2k+
KM84i's seq s/n
AKG C414 B-ULS
SD Mixpre6

Offline nulldogmas

  • (6)
  • Taperssection All-Star
  • ****
  • Posts: 1154
    • How I Escaped My Uncertain Fate
Re: CD collection transfer to Mac
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2020, 01:52:59 PM »
XLD is the EAC equivalent for OSX:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xld/

Awesome thanks, just tried this works great.

Trying XLD here as well, so far all good, thanks!

Offline Sevoflurane

  • Site Supporter
  • (2)
  • Taperssection Member
  • *
  • Posts: 381
  • Gender: Male
Re: CD collection transfer to Mac
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2020, 03:23:53 PM »
XLD is the EAC equivalent for OSX:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xld/

This is what I used to rip my whole collection. Awesome stuff.
http://www.ninlive.com
Mics: Schoeps MK4s, AT853 (4.7k mod)
Pre: Naiant IPA v1.0
Recorders: M10, A10, TCD-D8
Transfers: Nakamichi CR-3A, Tascam DA-20

Offline morst

  • Trade Unionist
  • (2)
  • Needs to get out more...
  • *****
  • Posts: 4718
Re: CD collection transfer to Mac
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2020, 03:55:16 PM »
XLD is the EAC equivalent for OSX:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xld/
HAHA evidently I installed that last October. Thanks for the "reminder"

Offline jefflester

  • (2)
  • Taperssection All-Star
  • ****
  • Posts: 1230
  • Gender: Male
Re: CD collection transfer to Mac
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2020, 04:06:45 PM »
When I suggested xACT I actually meant XLD.  ;)

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
DPA4061 HEB/AT943 -> CA-UGLY -> R-09
Samson C02/Superlux S502/iSK Little Gem -> DR-680MKII
AKG CK63 -> AKG C460B -> DR-680MKII
AKG CK63 -> nBob actives -> Baby NBox -> R-09/DR2d

 

RSS | Mobile
Page created in 0.066 seconds with 38 queries.
© 2002-2021 Taperssection.com
Powered by SMF