CD to FLAC Converter for Mac, Windows [Safe Ripper]
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CD to FLAC Converter for Mac, Windows [Safe Ripper]

CD to FLAC converter for Mac, Windows 10, 8, 7 AuI ConverteR 48x44 is safe audio CD ripper, that attempt to minimize error amount and attempt to recover damaged audio information. Read how may be estimated the best CD ripper, sound quality issues, software configurations, watch video about CD ripper audio.

How to convert CD to FLAC

To convert CD audio to FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) on Mac, Windows:

  1. Launch AuI ConverteR 48x44 Free.

  2. Push Open files button and choose track (*.aiff or *.cda) at CD-audio disk.
  3. Select FLAC format, bit depth and sample rate into main window of the software.
  4. At main window > Album art assign album artwork file**
  5. In general case, recommended to set dithering OFF. Also you may compare sound with dithering ON.
  6. Select target directory (see more in video)
  7. Push Start button and wait for end of converting
  8. Converted files are placed in the target directory.

* Warning: AuI ConverteR 48x44 Free allow to rip the first CD-audio track in the "Source files" list of the software main window with full audio quality.
For the second and further input CD-audio tracks, 2 second of silence will applied into the middle of the ripped files.
CD ripping of all tracks in the list is available in PROduce-RD and price configurable Modula-R editions.
Free edition don't assign artwork to the ripped files. Artwork assigning is available in PROduce-RD and price configurable Modula-R editions).
Read more about price options here >

** if available in your configuration


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What is the best FLAC ripper?

CD audio data contains binary audio data. These data are recorded to optical disk from original compiter file(s).

Main aim of CD ripper is obtaining of the original file content. FLAC store the ripped data without losses.

Thus the best FLAC ripper should provide minimal difference between the original and the ripped files.

In ideal there should be no difference.

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CD-audio content is specially coded, to be able to detect errors and recover damaged information. Decoding, error detection and recoverings is performed inside optical drive.

Optical drive can mark detected error places of data (C2 flags). As far as author know, there are may be different implementations.

Reading information in computer from optical may be provided at different levels. Safe rippers have access to low level, where C2 flags are available.

CD rippers may be estimated together with CD-drive and test disk only.

There are many safe CD ripper methods. Author don't know about independent serious researches what is CD ripper is the best.

More about safe ripping technologies and ripper comparison read here >



Sound quality issues

FLAC ripping without rersampling demands only reading error minimization. Fortunatelly, audible errors are rare enough.

If the file is resampled during ripping, there are artefacts may be caused. It is resampler quality issue, that CD ripper use.

Somebody prefer uncompressed FLAC. Because they suppose, that compressed FLAC have worse sound. But author don't know about reliable evidences. Read details here >



CD to FLAC AuI ConverteR 48x44 software configurations

Safe CD ripper available in:

  1. FREE (without batch track ripping)   Download free:   Windows     Mac
  2. PROduce-RD editions;
  3. Minimal price configuration to rip CD to FLAC (44 kHz/16 bit only):

             Windows           Mac

Modula-R edition functionality (sample rate, bit depth, etc.) may be expanded by further ordering of the modules >


CD to FLAC converter for Mac and Windows



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