Good CD Ripper

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MorphingDragon, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

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    What a good, high quality CD Ripper for Mac OSX? Because lets face it, Quicktime/iTunes just sucks.
     
  2. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    Really? Even storing as Apple Lossless? I never had any issues.
     
  3. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Are you talking for just a cd to cd rip? Toast maybe?

    If you are using either of those for a cd to cd rip I agree.
     
  4. MorphingDragon thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yea, just to rip CDs and maybe the occasional conversion. What about Max?

    http://sbooth.org/Max/

    Apple's FLAC rippoff makes songs too big for Nanos.
     
  5. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    I haven't tried Max, so I can't comment on it. Sorry.

    If you want to rip to say AAC/Mp3, I would use either iTunes for that or XLD on the Mac side.
     
  6. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Max and XLD are probably the best bets for you.
     
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    Care to elaborate?
     
  8. MorphingDragon thread starter macrumors 603

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    Lack of Bitrate options.

    Rips arent as clear as they could be (They can be better, even for compressed)

    iTunes is good as a player, it is just lacking in the ripping/conversion department.
     
  9. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    what bit rate are you wanting. You can do 128, 192, 320 (which I use) and maybe 256..
     
  10. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    You want something that create amazingly clean and crisp rip...BUT you also want a tiny file size so you can fit more on your nano?

    I don't think you can have it both ways. There has to be a tradeoff...

    Play around with the various bitrates and find one to your liking. The above poster is exactly right that there are many available under options in the various encoding filetypes in

    Preferences>General>Import Settings>AAC Encoder (as an example) >Setting>Custom
     
  11. disconap macrumors 68000

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    Set iTunes to .aiff or .wav. NEVER had a problem, even on a pro-production (i.e., remastering an old recording) level. :)
     
  12. disconap macrumors 68000

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    Am I missing something here? If you hit "custom" you can set the bitrate to whatever you want it to be...
     
  13. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    In fact, iTunes, even with only 20 or so bitrates available from the Custom list, you can get even more by using VBR. I have seen rates like 173 and 210 using VBR. Granted, they have not always been easy to share because I have heard people on other types of computers complain that VBR mp3s sound glitchy, but even using a 75 Mhz PPC 601, they sounded smooth to me.
     

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