XLD – Mac CD Ripper

X Lossless Decoder (XLD) is a tool for Mac OS X that is able to decode / convert / play various ‘lossless’ audio files. The supported audio files can be split into some tracks with cue sheet when decoding. It works on Mac OS X 10.4 and later. XLD is Universal Binary, so it runs natively on both Intel Macs and PPC Macs.

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Mac

EAC (Exact Audio Copy) – Audio CD Ripper With AccurateRip Support

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A highly recommended, configurable audio ripper & CD writer with AccurateRip support and C2 error reporting. Built in support for FLAC, mp3 and almost any audio format.

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Windows

Foobar2000 – Extensible Audio Interface & Player

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An advanced freeware audio player for Windows

  • Supported audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, Opus, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND… and more with additional components.
  • Gapless playback.
  • Easily customizable user interface.
  • Advanced tagging capabilities.
  • Support for ripping Audio CDs as well as transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component.
  • Full ReplayGain support.
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts.
  • Open component architecture allows third-party developers to extend functionality.

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Freeware

WMP Tag Plus extends Windows support for APE, FLAC, Musepack, MPEG-4, Ogg Vorbis and WavPack,

WMP Tag Plus is a plug-in that integrates seamlessly into Windows Media Player to provide library and tagging support for additional music formats. These formats include FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, WavPack, Monkey’s Audio (.ape), Musepack and MPEG-4.

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Windows Media Player 11 or higher
Freeware