iTunes vs XLD rip CD to apple lossless?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by umbilical, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    hi, I a lot CDs that I want rip to apple lossless, I use XLD for convert .flac to apple lossless and is great, but I never use to rip CDs, I use itunes, the problem of itunes is the gap seconds, that dont remove (I think :confused:)

    So whats better for rip CDs to apple lossless without loose any quality? itunes or xld ????

    thanks!!
     
  2. macrumors G4

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    As for quality both of them use Apple's Quicktime library to perform the actual conversion. So you get the exact same result in either case.

    But I notice the XLD will used as many CPU cores as you have to do the converson ans so it is faster. Well faster if you have a very fast CD reader. Also for ripping many CDs I think XLD's user interface is faster to navigate.

    But the end result is the same.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    what about the gap seconds? itunes dont remove?
     

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