Best Leopard software for ripping CDs to MP3?

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  1. MacFanJeff macrumors regular

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    I was wondering what the best software for Leopard 10.5 was for ripping CDs to MP3 format. What I've been trying to find is something like a lossless lame encoder that will convert my CD collection to 320 bitrate MP3 using something like that but haven't really seen a good application for doing it.

    Also, I am needing to edit some of the MP3 tracks I have now for adding cover art and editing it's album, track, etc. Anything that will go out there automatically and try to locate the right info and cover art would help, iTunes has not found or done the job for this so I need to do it manually most likely.

    Any advice on what you use or might be able to recommend for this would be appreciated.
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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  3. MacFanJeff thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry, but the link doesn't point to anywhere. :(
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Aww darn, the developer must have taken the software offline...

    In that case, what I use is a command-line approach:
    1. Grab the latest LAME source from Sourceforge
    2. Configure, compile, and install it
    3. Create a little script (or alias with the alias command) that configures LAME with all the options I want (these first 3 steps need only be done once)
    4. Run the script, giving it the WAV files I want encoded as arguments at the end
    5. Let LAME do its thing
    6. Enjoy the MP3s
     
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  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    iTunes DOES work but the MP3 encoder it uses some consider inferior to LAME.
     
  7. OllyW Moderator

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    Not if you use the LAME Encoder for iTunes :)
     

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