AuI ConverteR 48x44 is CD to FLAC converter for Mac and Windows 11, 10, 8, 7. It is a safe audio CD ripper, that attempt to minimize error amount and try to recover damaged audio information. Read what's the best CD ripper, sound quality issues, software configurations, watch the video about CD ripper of audio tracks.
To convert CD audio to FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) on Mac, Windows:
- Launch AuI ConverteR 48x44 Free.
- Push Open files button and choose a track (*.aiff or *.cda) on CD-audio disk.
- In the main window of the software, select FLAC format, bit depth and sample rate.
- In the main window > Album art tab, assign album artwork file**
- In general, recommended to set dithering OFF.
Also, you may compare it with sound when dithering ON.
- To set "Safe CD ripper" mode (slower), In Settings > CD ripper / ISO > uncheck "Fast CD ripper" switch.
To set "Fast CD ripper" mode, check this switch.
- Select the target directory (see more in video)
- Push Start button and wait for the end of converting
- Converted files are placed in the target directory.
* Warning: AuI ConverteR 48x44 Free allows ripping 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 be applied to 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 doesn'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
AuI ConverteR has several price/functionality options that allow saving your budget for the required functionality. You can expand Modula-R abilities later by purchasing new modules. Unlimited-time license, major updates (... 10.x > 11.x > 12.x > ... versions) are paid.
WARNING: Modula-R modules (parts of AuI ConverteR’s functionality) are NOT compatible with Free version.
ADD-ON modules work with certain CORE modules only (see details).
The module is license key received in order email. To activate module functionality, enter its key in Modula-R executable.
All "Modula-R" modules together have "PROduce-RD"'s abilities.
Full-featured "PROduce-RD" version is like a discount on price of full module kit of "Modula-R" version.
To expand functionality, module(s) (compatible with purchased major version number) may be ordered separately.
Modula-R license cannot be replaced with PROduce-RD.
* All prices on this page are in U.S. dollars without V.A.T. and other applicable taxes and fees. The prices are recommended. Information on this page is not a public offer.
CD audio contains music as binary audio data. These data are recorded to an optical disk from some original computer file(s).
The main aim of the CD ripper is to obtain the original file content. FLAC saves the ripped music without losses.
Thus the best FLAC ripper should provide a minimum difference between the original and the ripped files.
In the ideal case, no difference should be there.
CD-audio content is specially coded, to be able to detect errors and recover damaged information. Decoding, error detection and recovery are performed inside the optical drive.
The drive can mark detected error location in the music stream via C2 flags. As far as the author knows, different implementations may be there.
Computer optical drive gives different levels of access to the music data. Safe rippers have access to low-level audio data, where C2 flags are available.
Only system "CD ripper + CD drive + test disk" may be estimated properly.
There are many safe CD ripper methods. The author doesn't know about independent serious researches on what CD ripper is the best.
More about safe ripping technologies and ripper comparison read here...
FLAC ripping without rersampling demands only reading error minimization. Fortunately, audible errors are rare enough.
If the file is resampled during ripping, there are artifacts may be caused. It is an quality issue of resampler, that the CD ripper uses.
If you rip CDs to FLAC, you can add metadata with information about song/track, album and other artworks.
It can be displayed on audio player when playback the files.
Also, you can optimize the ripped music to your DAC...
You can convert CD audio to FLAC by this guide...
No. If ripping is done correctly, FLAC is identical to the CD-audio's content. Read details...
Yes. You can use Nero burner, Express Burn, CDBurnerXP, or other software. Also, you need a wirtable CD drive that may be connected via USB or USB-C.
You can convert an audio file with song to FLAC file according to the manual...