X Lossless Decoder (XLD): How to create flawless CD rips on Mac OS X



Download and install XLD builds and source code at http://tmkk.hp.infoseek.co.jp/xld/index_e.html This guide will teach you how to set your XLD install correctly, how to rip a CD, and how to check logs for a good CD rip.

The official software page describes XLD:
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 10.3 and later. XLD is Universal Binary, so it runs natively on both Intel Macs and PPC Macs.

Anybody using xACT or Max should definitely switch from these to XLD. XLD supports critical things like Test & Copy rips, cache disabling, read-offset recognition, and others. You can view a feature-comparison of popular Mac Rippers XLD, Max, and xAct at http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3112/2863092204_7e8baa6424_o.jpg.

Be sure to update your software frequently because the developer is known to release new versions with updates and/or bug fixes almost daily. The developer is in contact with the Hydrogen Audio forums, who in return give him immediate feedback on his software. For an idea of what features are planned and have been developed, see the thread at Hydrogen Audio.

Here is the full tutorial : http://jungle.sk/XLD_Tutorial/


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