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How do you guys rip your CD's?

post #1 of 54
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How do you guys rip your CD's, software, format, external drives? I've just been using my macbook pro's CD drive ripping into flac with MAX, would you audiophiles frown upon my methods? biggrin.gif

post #2 of 54

Im on Windows, not Mac, but this is what i do:

 

I use Exact Audio Copy (Secure Mode) and encode to FLAC for my main rig, then for my Ipod i convert to 320 kbps via Dbpoweramp Music Convertor (uses Lame)

 

Never had a problem with EAC, havent seen anything better either, i think most people use it.

post #3 of 54

I use EAC as well.

I heard XLD is pretty popular for the Mac, though.

 

EDIT: I just looked up max, as long as you have it in secure mode (or whatever it's equivalent is) and compare with the accuraterip database, it seems fine to me.


Edited by andrewberge - 11/22/11 at 9:13am
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Originally Posted by andrewberge View Post

I use EAC as well.

I heard XLD is pretty popular for the Mac, though.

 

EDIT: I just looked up max, as long as you have it in secure mode (or whatever it's equivalent is) and compare with the accuraterip database, it seems fine to me.


Hey, don't have much experience here so what should I be comparing with ''accurate database''? All looks like gibberish to me lol

post #5 of 54

well i put mine into apple lossless for my iPod, through iTunes, which is pretty bad but...

EAC is very good

post #6 of 54

straight into iTunes with Apple Lossless

post #7 of 54

dbPoweramp Reference w/accurate rip into WAV format.

post #8 of 54

The other day I used the  MAX program on my Mac to rip some FLACS from AIFF files, and it was SLOW...I ripped the same AIFF files to Apple Lossless in iTunes and it was MUCH faster.....Just to let ya know that Apple Lossless ripping in iTunes on the Mac is much faster than FLAC ripping in MAX. 

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Hey, don't have much experience here so what should I be comparing with ''accurate database''? All looks like gibberish to me lol


There should be a setting somewhere so that the program checks automatically.

Basically, it compares each CD you rip to an online database (by md5, i think) created by other people who ripped their CDs.

When 100 people rip the CD and they all get the exact same result, it's safe to say you have a perfect rip of the CD.

 


 

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The other day I used the  MAX program on my Mac to rip some FLACS from AIFF files, and it was SLOW...I ripped the same AIFF files to Apple Lossless in iTunes and it was MUCH faster.....Just to let ya know that Apple Lossless ripping in iTunes on the Mac is much faster than FLAC ripping in MAX. 



Ripping a CD is a one time thing. I'd rather it take two hours (it doesn't) and know i have a perfect rip than 5 minutes and not be sure.

post #10 of 54

>> How you guys rip CDs?

 

I use the tools available with Xubuntu ( A variant of Ubuntu Linux).  They can be saved as is or converted to FLAC, MP3 et cetera as needed by your portable music player.

post #11 of 54

Rubyripper on Arch Linux.

post #12 of 54
Via iTunes into ALAC.

Part of a greater plan to build a music server with an iPad as the remote control.
post #13 of 54

I ripped mine to WMA lossless for my windows PC and convert to AAC for my Iphone. Is it any good with this compare to other ripping methods? Still learning but have to start from somewhere, so guys please advise. Thanks.

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Asunder on Linux hehe

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I rip using iTunes set for ALAC, for a multitude of reasons: sound quality, meta-data, convenience, synchronising, etc. There is one issue however with album art. iTunes does not find art as easily as DBpoweramp. So, these days, I am using DBpoweramp. It is also useful for converting HDtracks downloads from flac to ALAC.

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