The Best-kept Secret in Mac CD Ripping?

ishot-4.jpgGreat news for audiophiles who, like myself, love all-things-Mac — we now have our own ripper with most of the capabilities of “EAC” or “dbPowerAmp.”

And it’s free and open-source!

The product is called XLD (X Lossless Decoder) and boasts the most impressive feature list of anything Mac. You can download it here. If you use it, I heartily suggest that you donate here. You can get free forum support on Hydrogen Audio here.

NEW: This tutorial on ripping is must-read!


XLD’s feature list is so strong that it may put my favorite cover art program (Cover Scout, which has just gone V3) out of business.

I truly wish that I had known about XLD before my recent multi-month rip-fest (1125 CD’s). It’s clearly the best there is on Mac…

Saturday, October 25th, 2008 Bob, General

2 Comments to The Best-kept Secret in Mac CD Ripping?

  1. Hi Bob: Will this ripper decode a high rez wav file such as the Reference Records HRX files? Also, since you are decoding to FLAC, what are you using to play the files as I thought that iTunes will not play FLAC files. Peter

  2. ptruce on January 20th, 2009
  3. Use Max to transcode WAV to FLAC or other format.

    I decode to Apple Lossless and play in iTunes, Play, or Songbird.

    But if you (understandably) prefer FLAC, you can patch iTunes to handle it. Or use Play or Songbird.


  4. Bob on January 20th, 2009
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