Exact Audio Copy [EAC] for OS X

in Mac Software edited January 2014
Was wondering if there was a program like EAC for the mac? [doing multiple passes to ensure that the audio was ripped near 100%, and tells you percentage-wise if it ripped perfectly]........

if not......

has anyone used EAC in Virtual PC? how does it run/work?



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    badtzbadtz Posts: 949member
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    daverdaver Posts: 496member
    <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />

    I never really understood what's so nifty about EAC.

    CD audio tracks are data files like any other, correct? Copying them in their entirety to your hard drive isn't anything special.
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    badtzbadtz Posts: 949member
    copying them to your HD jitter-free IS
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    [quote]Originally posted by Badtz:

    <strong>copying them to your HD jitter-free IS </strong><hr></blockquote>What do you mean by "jitter free"?

    I've copied audio straight from my CDs to my hard drive many, many times and have never had any problems at all -- and I have very sensitive ears. AFAIK, Macs handle audio CDs the exact same as data CDs.

    Is the normal CD-ROM software on PCs just that bad that you need special software to re-read a CD multiple times to get the audio right? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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    badtzbadtz Posts: 949member
    I guess you could say ALL cd-roms read audio cds as data.....

    the difference is that audio cd, when extracted, can still play & function with some of it's data being incorrect [interpolate] also as error correction.

    i know that most likely, it'll sound fine, etc. etc. etc. and you probably won't detect it, etc. etc. etc..... but "technically" it's not 100%...... i know, i'm picky

    with eac, the program [in secure mode] can do multiple scans of the cd-rom to ensure that it's doing it perfectly, if it detects hard to read areas, it'll re-pass them up to like 80+ times [for scratchy areas].

    with enough mistakes & error corrections, there can be lil' hiss & cracks in your audio.

    i'm wanting to backup all of my CDs onto my HD, but I want some type of read-out saying how much [in percentages] of the original data was extracted to my HD. [obviously, i want it to always say 100%]

    is there anyway to re-compile a linux-based program for os x? cd paranoia i heard is the rough equivalent of EAC but for linux......

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