CD Ripping in Mac OS X

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  1. nsheikh80 macrumors regular

    nsheikh80

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    What do you use for CD Ripping on Mac OS X?

    Since I switched I have been using iTunes but I don't like the quality of the rips.

    Back in my Windoze days I used to use an app called EAC which was juts amazing!

    Is there an equivalent on Mac OS X?
     
  2. risc macrumors 68030

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    iTunes and aac it sounds great to me, but hey you don't like it so hopefully someone will suggest something else. ;)
     
  3. Solafaa macrumors 6502a

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    I have had no problems with itunes, but you can rip them as an mp3 and at 192 kbps.
     
  4. croshtique macrumors 6502

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    If you don't like the quality of iTunes' rips then just set the importer to a higher bitrate in the preferences.
    Or if you don't care about disk space just drag the .aiff files from the CD to wherever you want.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    What format / bitrate did you rip in with EAC?
     
  6. Hoef macrumors 6502a

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    Are we all ripping in iTunes or are there other programs? .... I am about to start but like to hear some alternatives. Versiontracker doesn't seem to have many....
     
  7. stridey macrumors 65816

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    Since iTunes has many encoding options, there's really no reason not to use it.
     
  8. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    In short: No

    You might be able to compile paranoia (used in CDex) in OS X, but that ripper isn't any better than the one in iTunes.


    As for why someone might want to use another ripper:

    This has nothing do do with AAC or MP3 or whatever encoder. This has do do with the ripping of the CD itself (ie. extracing the audio data), and some apps are just better than others when it comes to this, at least if the CD is scratched or damaged in any way.

    But, generally, as long as the CD isn't full of scratches, most rippers will do a fine enough job.
     
  9. railthinner macrumors regular

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    There's this
    http://www.panic.com/audion/

    What don't you like about iTunes though? As others have mentioned there are various option. Have you tried lossless?
     
  10. Hoef macrumors 6502a

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