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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:06 AM   #1
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CD ripping and iMac question- for audiophiles

I'm fairly new to Macs and have a question; I need to rip our band's CD master to my iMac then burn it. I want it to be an exact copy/lossless.

Do I need an app for that or do I simply put the master in and rip?
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:17 AM   #2
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Although you can create a dmg file (disk image) of data discs, I don't believe this works for audio CDs.

Try downloading either (or both) of the following:
- Burn
- Simply Burns

There is also an older app that may still work called "Dragon Burn".

At least one of these should be able to dupe an audio CD.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:39 AM   #3
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I'm sorry if I am not understanding this question fully, but couldn't you open the master CD in iTunes and rip it using the apple lossless encoder? Here's a link on the steps for you.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2239
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:43 AM   #4
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I'm sorry if I am not understanding this question fully, but couldn't you open the master CD in iTunes and rip it using the apple lossless encoder? Here's a link on the steps for you.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2239
Thanks, I believe you're right. I just read an article that stated iTunes has that built in, so no real need to download an app.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 11:42 AM   #5
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you can specify Apple Lossless, WAV or AIF in iTunes... all of those formats are lossless.

I use WAV as a rule but there is no difference between that and AIF.... Apple Lossless is similar to FLAC in that the file size is smaller but no loss of quality is experienced
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