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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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)
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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.

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« 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
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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.
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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/



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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.
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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.
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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!

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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.
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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"
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« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2020, 04:06:45 PM »
When I suggested xACT I actually meant XLD.  ;)

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« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2020, 12:10:35 AM »
When I suggested xACT I actually meant XLD.  ;)
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
While trying to figure out whether I wanted to "include pre-gap except for HTOA", I noticed that XLD lacks any help feature.


found this chart which seems to have an overview of features for many different ripping software packages.
https://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Comparison_of_CD_rippers
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Re: CD collection transfer to Mac
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2020, 11:02:52 AM »
One thing I prefer in Max over XLD, at least with my testing so far: It's easier to tell Max to organize the resulting files by artist and album, which is a feature I quite like.

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« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2020, 02:34:49 PM »
One thing I prefer in Max over XLD, at least with my testing so far: It's easier to tell Max to organize the resulting files by artist and album, which is a feature I quite like.
iTunes does that, too bad apple is removing it in the future.
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Re: CD collection transfer to Mac
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2020, 06:59:42 PM »
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.

I also use EAC. any chance you know how to mass tag the uncompressed files?  i have a bunch of CDRs of audience recordings that I want to transfer, but want to re-tag the actual file name (01 Track01, 02 Track02) to something else.
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« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2020, 08:38:49 PM »
are they commercially-released CDs? in many cases it is easier to just download someone elses ripped-with-log-and-tagged FLACs

as far as ROIO, most if not all of that is already out there as well, some lacking the (in some cases problematic) CD gen
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Re: CD collection transfer to Mac
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2020, 10:20:07 PM »
are they commercially-released CDs? in many cases it is easier to just download someone elses ripped-with-log-and-tagged FLACs

as far as ROIO, most if not all of that is already out there as well, some lacking the (in some cases problematic) CD gen

no they are audience recordings. definitely havent been finding them in the database.
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« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2020, 10:30:43 PM »

no they are audience recordings. definitely havent been finding them in the database.

nice!
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Re: CD collection transfer to Mac
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2020, 11:14:43 PM »
I've used Media Monkey for CD ripping, CD burning, track naming, and flac conversion for years.  Its cheap and works on a Mac or PC.  The auto-organize function is worth the price of the program twice over. 
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