best mp3 ripping software

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  1. schmintan macrumors regular

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    on windows i use CDex and DAC to rip mp3s from cds. i dont wana use itunes as the latest version doesnt allow use of the LAME encoder. can anyone recommend a good ripper, that also will get the album/tracknames automatically from an online database?
     
  2. PYR0M310N macrumors 6502a

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    Why do you need to use LAME encoder? iTunes is very quick at ripping, and i see no reason why you wouldn't want to use it
     
  3. schmintan thread starter macrumors regular

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    LAME encoder provides better quality mp3's( this is debatable and im not getting into it now, but its my choice). I dont like using Itunes as it has nasty little habbits about where it stores the files and stuff. i know all this can be overcome, but its so much easier and flexible with a 3rd party converter like CDEx. Those are the two reasons i dont want to use iTunes.
     
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  5. schmintan thread starter macrumors regular

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    couldnt find it for MacOS. is it availiable for mac?
     
  6. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    I don't know if this still works, but is this what you're looking for?
     
  7. schmintan thread starter macrumors regular

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    i found this a few weeks back but its a very old version of itunes.
     
  8. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    Okay. Have you check MacUpdate at all? A quick search turned up this, and this.
     
  9. CaptainHaddock macrumors 6502

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    Panic's Audio (http://www.panic.com/audion/) is free now and offers Lame encoding as well as a lot of other features. I believe it was the main music software app for the Mac before Apple introduced iTunes.
     
  10. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    What I would do in your situation is use iTunes to make WAV files from the CD, then use LAME to turn the WAV files into MP3s. I do something similar to this when I make MP3s, since I prefer LAME over iTunes's MP3 encoder.
     
  11. spencecb macrumors 6502a

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    Why would anyone want to use a codec called LAME...I think the name is self-explanitory.

    Sorry, I couldn't resist.
     
  12. mchank macrumors regular

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    Use Max:

    http://sbooth.org/Max/

    Its a fully featured audio ripper, similar to CDex, and it can rip to various audio formats, including the newest version of LAME.
     
  13. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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  14. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    Interesting. I had no idea Audacity could rip as well. That's good to know - thanks!
     
  15. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    When I'm concerned with audio quality and need MP3s, I rip using xACT's cdparanoia mode (it provides a useful log output), and encode with the LAME encoder in V0 mode in X Lossless Decoder (XLD). However, for my day to day needs, I prefer ripping and encoding to 192 VBR AAC in iTunes.
     
  16. trombone dixie macrumors newbie

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    i recently starting using XLD (X Lossless Decoder) for both my ripping and encoding. so far i've been really pleased with the results of both.
     

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