Ripping and mounting Audio CD disc images

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by 75th Trombone, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. 75th Trombone macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2009
    (If this is better in the Audio forum, moderators, feel free to move it; it's not exactly about music production, so I thought here would be better.)

    I'm looking to archive all my old audio CDs as exact disc images which I can mount and rerip with iTunes when needed.

    • Disk Utility in Snow Leopard won't create images of Audio CDs.
    • Roxio Toast can rip bin/cue images, but they can't seem to be mounted easily, and Toast is much slower to rip them than I expected. It also has its own proprietary image format, but that's not a good long-term archive solution.
    • Disco is abandonware and hasn't been updated for Snow Leopard.

    Any suggestions?
  2. jbuk macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2009
    I know it isn't exactly what you were looking for, but what advantage do you have for storing the files as disc images rather than ripping the audio as PCM (either WAV or AIFF) or in a lossless codec such as Apple Lossless or FLAC?

    Most of these formats, especially WAV and AIFF are not likely to disappear any time soon, seeing as AIFF has been around since 1988.

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