When copying audio CDs I highly recommend ripping to hard disk first. Additionally, it gives you a chance to play the tracks and make sure the rip is correct. Especially for scratched CDs, you really want a secure ripping program to help you get the best copy possible. Other ripper programs include Roxio Toast , Max from sbooth.
If you want EAC-like quality perfect rips of even the most scratched discs , Max seems to be highly recommended. Sign up to join this community. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Ask Question. Asked 9 years, 6 months ago.
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Active 7 years, 6 months ago. Viewed 17k times. Bob D Bob D 1 1 gold badge 3 3 silver badges 6 6 bronze badges. You can do this with Burn , and free and open source tool for Mac: Already have discs you like to reproduce? Not exactly a "single-click", but I can assure you it's very simple to use. The method above, using Disk Utility Create Image from Folder failed for me El Capitan, You have to use Terminal. See hdiutil documentation for other options e. Listen now. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Ask Question.
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Frank Frank 1 1 gold badge 3 3 silver badges 13 13 bronze badges. First, what does not work: Some people suggest Burn , but it is no longer updated and does not work on modern versions of OS X. Disk Utility and hdiutil behind the scenes cannot image raw Audio CDs because they have to write into a file system-based. When you see an Audio CD mounted in Finder it is using the cddafs convenience file system driver to present Audio CD tracks as playable. When you mount these. Eventually you'll have two files on disc: test. Power calibration successful.
Wrote blocks. Flushing cache One thing that I was able to do on previous versions of iTunes was to select which tracks to rip, now you have to rip the entire CD. Unless someone knows the trick, please reply. To rip individual tracks from a CD click the checkmarks next to the track names. Clicking on them alternates between checked and not checked. Only checked files will be ripped.
You first need to add the files not in your iTunes music library to the library, then you can add them to your iPod.
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I had ripped my CDs about pieces to an external disc connected to my iTunes. It all worked fine for a while. Why iTunes stops reading and recognising entire music libraries?
chlostieletco.ml Is there a problem? How do I reinstate iTunes and my not lost music library? Is the drive connected correctly? Can you simply drag a file from your Mac to the drive? If neither iTunes nor your Mac can see it, and it is connected correctly, then the drive is corrupted or is trashed. Can Disk Utility repair the drive?
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Can a third party software repair the drive? If not, where is your backup, because the drive is trashed? If you rip to Apple Lossless format which I recommend , it will keep all the information and quality of the audio track CD. The files are a bit larger, but it is worth it.
If your phone or iPod does not have enough room, there is still an option to compress the audio on the fly, but at least you will have a full-quality copy on your computer which you may want to play through a good stereo system or headphones, for example. There is a lot of good detailed information about this elsewhere on the internet, and how to use XLD a free alternative for ripping, which also allows you to do error checking against a database of known rips, allows you to rip to non-apple formats like FLAC, convert from Apple Lossless to other lossless or lossy formats, and so forth.
Hard Drives are cheap, MP3 is poor sound quality.
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Get back to quality files, sound, etc. I use XLD — it provides very high quality files, in all the formats — I use mp3 sometimes but mostly flac, so have it set to rip to both. Al, check this guide from Auralic. The last time I ripped a CD from iTunes, it created all of the tracks with generic names like track01, track02, etc. Have they changed this feature to now put the actual song title of the track on the CD?
Unless Apple sent the data to a server to identify each song, like Siri does, then there is no way to know what the CD is. Just label the songs yourself that you import from a disc, it is not a big deal. You can edit the iTunes meta data of any song this way. Album, song, artist, etc. Virtually all commercial releases are available this way. It usually defaults to Gracenote. After you fill out the info, you should upload the info to Gracenote so that the next guy will have the info.
I usually start out by selecting all the tracks and doing a Get Info Cmd-I.