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Which CD DAE software is the most accurate for Mac OS X?, Is XLD the most accurate with feature set?
macman4hire
post Sep 1 2008, 22:45
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I would like to archive my CD collection and have chosen to use FLAC as my lossless codec. I believe FLAC's wide range of hardware support, comparable compression rates vs. other lossless codecs and the encode/decode rates are a par with its competition. I have tried the following software for DAE XLD, Max, xACT, iTunes and Toast. I am leaning towards using XLD with its new features of AccurateRip, disable cache and its log report. Please read the following questions posted below and give your answers and advice about XLD or any other DAE software for Mac Os X.

1. I have read CD Paranoia will not allow the cache to be disabled if the cache is larger than 1 meg. Is the this correct?

2. Does the disable cache feature work in XLD?

3. Can the AccurateRip feature be trusted in XLD?

4. Can the the error log report be trusted in XLD?

5. What about using VMware Fusion with XP and EAC. Would this method produce accurate results?


Thank you for answers and help. 500 plus CD's to rip!

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macman4hire
post Sep 7 2008, 00:03
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XLD updated via automatic update today with some interesting new features. I posted all the XLD updates since 2008/08/22 because the website has not been updated since then and after you automatically download the new version of XLD you won't have any record of these updates or added features until the website is updated.

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Version 20080907:
Added feature to fix a wrong offset of the existing files using AccurateRip database
You can detect and fix an offset from "Detect Offset" and "Save with Offset Correction..." in File menu, after opening a file (with cuesheet) that you want to fix.
Separated drift errors from skip errors in cdparanoia statistics
Added option to treat AccurateRip mismatch as an inconsistency in log
Modified loading method of Sparkle.framework to support OSX 10.3
Version 20080906:
Sorted character encoding pop-up menu by alphabetical order
Version 20080905:
XLD now shows "[AR]" string in the titlebar of the window when a disc is available in AccurateRip DB
Version 20080904:
Added option to avoid testing when the track exists in AccurrateRip DB
Supported creating a cue sheet for separated track files
You can choose type in the save dialog. Note that currently XLD can't read this type of cue sheet.
Version 20080902:
Fixed a problem in ALAC decoder
Version 20080830:
Added option to test before copy
Version 20080829:
Added option to veryfy suspicious sectors
Version 20080828:
Added option to save a log file automatically
Improved progress view to show a speed and remaining time
Version 20080827:
XLD now automatically recognizes inserted/ejected CD
Supported embedding album art in WavPack encoder
Fixed to ask output directory if the default directory is not writable
Version 20080826:
Fixed to report correctly in case AccurateRip doesn't have informations for all tracks
Version 20080825:
Fixed several bugs in cdparanoia routine according to the latest release
Fixed UTF-8 NFD issue when looking up Gracenote database
Fixed MusicBrainz query failure on PPC Mac
Version 20080824:
Fixed a problem that XLD sometimes failed to find a CD in AccurateRip database
Version 20080823:
Added feature to calculate an AccurateRip hash for the existing files
Choose "Check file with AccurateRip" from the File menu.
Fixed again an AccurateRip hash calculation for the first track
Sorry for confusion... I hope this will be the solution...
Version 20080822a:
Fixed an AccurateRip hash calculation for the first track with pregap
Version 20080822:
Fixed an AccurateRip hash calculation for the first and last track
Improved tag editor
Supported automatic update using Sparklelong
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- macman4hire   Which CD DAE software is the most accurate for Mac OS X?   Sep 1 2008, 22:45
- - Pepzhez   I have spent a lot of time in other forums rigorou...   Sep 2 2008, 06:09
- - Pepzhez   I failed to answer the main question, didn't I...   Sep 2 2008, 06:48
- - macman4hire   Thank you for your answers Pepzhez. The drives I ...   Sep 2 2008, 07:45
- - Tyashki   Um, does any Mac use those? Also, is there a way ...   Sep 2 2008, 10:05
|- - tim.lance   QUOTE (Tyashki @ Sep 2 2008, 04:05) Um, d...   Sep 2 2008, 11:29
|- - Tyashki   QUOTE (tim.lance @ Sep 2 2008, 20:29) QUO...   Sep 3 2008, 13:49
|- - tim.lance   Sorry, no help here and I've checked three dif...   Sep 3 2008, 16:06
- - spoon   Matshita is such an unfortunate name here in the w...   Sep 2 2008, 13:00
- - macman4hire   I ripped this CD and XLD produce this log report p...   Sep 3 2008, 02:37
|- - tim.lance   To have more faith in the rip you might want to ch...   Sep 3 2008, 03:26
- - greynol   For tracks that AR verifies, T&C is a complete...   Sep 3 2008, 03:34
|- - tim.lance   QUOTE (greynol @ Sep 2 2008, 21:34) For t...   Sep 3 2008, 03:43
- - greynol   In EAC my advice is to copy, check AR and then tes...   Sep 3 2008, 03:53
|- - tim.lance   QUOTE (greynol @ Sep 2 2008, 21:53) In EA...   Sep 3 2008, 03:58
- - greynol   I'm interested in what is displayed in the GUI...   Sep 3 2008, 04:01
|- - tim.lance   QUOTE (greynol @ Sep 2 2008, 22:01) I...   Sep 3 2008, 11:24
- - Pepzhez   The only thing displayed in the GUI is a progress ...   Sep 3 2008, 05:01
- - macman4hire   How do you check to see if a CD is in the Accurate...   Sep 3 2008, 06:45
|- - Pepzhez   QUOTE (macman4hire @ Sep 2 2008, 21:45) H...   Sep 3 2008, 07:28
- - spoon   EAC & dBpoweramp will detect if the CD is in A...   Sep 3 2008, 10:49
- - macman4hire   Today XLD added an additional feature under the T...   Sep 3 2008, 21:21
|- - Kees de Visser   This thread made me curious, so I tried to downloa...   Sep 4 2008, 06:26
- - macman4hire   Click on this link Down Load XLD to down load XLD....   Sep 4 2008, 06:37
|- - Kees de Visser   That link works fine and so does XLD's built-i...   Sep 4 2008, 11:34
|- - tim.lance   QUOTE (Kees de Visser @ Sep 4 2008, 05:34...   Sep 4 2008, 14:04
- - macman4hire   I have created a comparison for three CD rippers t...   Sep 4 2008, 21:37
|- - knucklehead   QUOTE (macman4hire @ Sep 4 2008, 12:37) I...   Sep 4 2008, 23:46
||- - macman4hire   QUOTE (knucklehead @ Sep 4 2008, 16:46) Q...   Sep 5 2008, 22:15
||- - macman4hire   QUOTE (knucklehead @ Sep 4 2008, 16:46) Q...   Sep 13 2008, 00:15
|- - gloog   QUOTE (macman4hire @ Sep 4 2008, 21:37) I...   Jan 2 2009, 19:39
- - macman4hire   Today XLD added a new feature to recognize if a CD...   Sep 4 2008, 23:36
- - macman4hire   Just an update on Mac DAE. Today sbooth the devel...   Sep 5 2008, 21:46
- - macman4hire   Their seems to be some disagreement if the disable...   Sep 5 2008, 22:34
- - knucklehead   QUOTE (macman4hire @ Sep 1 2008, 13:45) 4...   Sep 6 2008, 17:16
|- - ffooky   QUOTE (knucklehead @ Sep 6 2008, 17:16) H...   Sep 6 2008, 17:39
|- - Pepzhez   QUOTE (knucklehead @ Sep 6 2008, 08:16) H...   Sep 6 2008, 23:27
|- - ffooky   QUOTE (Pepzhez @ Sep 6 2008, 23:27) You d...   Sep 6 2008, 23:37
|- - tim.lance   QUOTE (ffooky @ Sep 6 2008, 17:37) QUOTE ...   Sep 6 2008, 23:44
||- - ffooky   QUOTE (tim.lance @ Sep 6 2008, 23:44) Yep...   Sep 7 2008, 00:03
||- - macman4hire   QUOTE (ffooky @ Sep 6 2008, 17:03) QUOTE ...   Sep 7 2008, 00:14
||- - Pepzhez   QUOTE (macman4hire @ Sep 6 2008, 15:14) Q...   Sep 7 2008, 03:57
|- - Pepzhez   QUOTE (ffooky @ Sep 6 2008, 14:37) QUOTE ...   Sep 7 2008, 00:04
|- - knucklehead   QUOTE (Pepzhez @ Sep 6 2008, 15:04) QUOTE...   Sep 7 2008, 01:30
- - greynol   QUOTE (knucklehead @ Sep 6 2008, 09:16) H...   Sep 6 2008, 17:51
|- - knucklehead   Time for new glasses... The 8's were hiding i...   Sep 6 2008, 18:10
- - macman4hire   XLD updated via automatic update today with some i...   Sep 7 2008, 00:03
- - tim.lance   No sh*t. I have never seen such user driven (or an...   Sep 7 2008, 00:11
|- - Pepzhez   QUOTE (tim.lance @ Sep 6 2008, 15:11) Now...   Sep 7 2008, 01:17
- - greynol   Did we determine if the "Only when the track...   Sep 7 2008, 00:50
|- - Pepzhez   QUOTE (greynol @ Sep 6 2008, 15:50) Did w...   Sep 7 2008, 01:04
|- - ffooky   Is it realistically possible for different pressin...   Sep 7 2008, 01:08
- - macman4hire   QUOTE (Pepzhez @ Sep 6 2008, 20:57) I not...   Sep 7 2008, 04:37
- - jhart71   I'm new to XLD - just downloaded and started l...   Sep 13 2008, 14:03
|- - Pepzhez   QUOTE (jhart71 @ Sep 13 2008, 05:03) My q...   Sep 13 2008, 14:22
- - jhart71   I just ripped the same track twice - once with the...   Sep 13 2008, 15:45
- - tim.lance   QUOTE (jhart71 @ Sep 13 2008, 09:45) I ju...   Sep 13 2008, 15:52
- - jhart71   QUOTE (tim.lance @ Sep 13 2008, 09:52) QU...   Sep 13 2008, 16:07
- - tim.lance   QUOTE (jhart71 @ Sep 13 2008, 10:07) You...   Sep 13 2008, 16:25


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