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Old 10-03-2008, 10:36 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Ok, so since I am working with MAC, to rip using EAC is a big pain in the butt. I've decided to go with the program "Max" (which utilizes the "CDParanoia" ripping codec) and converting all of my CD's into "FLAC" (free lossless audio codec) files. From there I can convert them to MP3/AAC or any other format. From what I've read a "FLAC" file is the same exact sound quality as the CD file... just compressed down 30-40 percent (much like a zip file). Seems to be a win win, I have my entire collection on my computer at the best possible quality.

Anyone on a Mac, I highly recommend checking out the "Max" software... it's very versatile and easy to use.
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