Exact Audio Copy replacement for Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mduser63, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. mduser63 macrumors 68040

    mduser63

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    I'm trying to find a replacement for Exact Audio Copy for the Mac. Please don't tell me to just use iTunes. I do use iTunes, and I love it, but it is simply not a replacement for EAC anymore than any standard PC ripper is the same as EAC. I'm looking for something that will do like EAC and make an exact copy including trying multiple times and ripping really slowly if need be in order to get an exact, error-free copy from scratched or otherwise difficult to read disks. Any suggestions?
     
  2. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    There's cdparanoia as used by CDex and others, but there's nothing like EAC.
     
  3. allan_zip macrumors regular

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    I would like to know about this also. There dosn't seem to be an application that's quite that thorough which is a shame. However the latest version of xACT has an import option that seems similar and produces a report at the end of import, it dosn't seem excessively slow (but heck i'm on a g3 so what do i know!) so i'm not sure if it's as thorough as you need.
    I think someone should get to work on the source code of EAC and produce something for OSX, it could prove very popular amoung audiophiles,
     
  4. solaris macrumors 6502a

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    You may want to give Pyripper a try.
    It uses cdparanoia, or cdda2wav, to rip the tracks from the cd and encode them with you favorite encoder (FLAC, MP3 and Ogg Vorbis out-of-the-box).

    It rips every track twice and compare them with a 160-bit SHA1 checksum. If the checksums differ, the track will be ripped twice again until the checksum matches.

    Its discussed in the HydrogenAudio Forum:
    http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=38418
     
  5. mduser63 thread starter macrumors 68040

    mduser63

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    Thanks for the suggestion. Looks like a good option.
     

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