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How to Rip a CD Audio on Mac OSX and Windows [Step-by-Step Guide]



To rip a CD audio (including audiophile ripping) make several steps:

  1. Launch safe CD ripper software AuI ConverteR 48x44
    (download free for: Mac OSX, Windows)*;
  2. Open file at CD audio (.cda on Windows, .aiff on Mac);
  3. In the application main window (middle right part) select Output format (read details below)

    Rip CD audio format

  4. [Optionally] Assign album artwork (read details >)
  5. Push Start button. And wait for CD ripping end.


* Warning: AuI ConverteR 48x44 Free allow to rip the first CD-audio track in the "Source files" list of the software main window.
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 Lite, Audiophil-E, PROduce-R, PROduce-RD and configurable Modula-R editions.
Free edition don't assign artwork to the ripped files. Artwork assigning is available in PROduce-R and configurable Modula-R editions).

Read more about price options here >


How to rip CD audio on Mac OSX and Windows



Metadata issue

AuI ConverteR automatically query track text metadata (name, performer, album) from free Internet database. Some albums contains several entries in the database and before ripping AuI ConverteR request you to choose more suitable metadata.

Some albums don't contains metadata into the database.



How to choose CD ripping format

In general, you can use any format that compatible with your target audio player and AuI ConverteR.

To save space with losing audio quality, you can use mp3 format.

To save space without losing audio quality (but larger ripped file size than mp3), you can use FLAC format.

For audiophile ripping lossless formats WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC is recommended.

Read more how to choose the best format to rip CD audio here >



CD ripping errors

AuI ConverteR use safe ripping technology by Audiophile Inventory. The technology allow to be offline Internet during ripping and suitable for rare CDs.

If ripping is finished with errors, in the main window > Log tab, CD ripping error table will shown.

Each row is CD track with error. There are fatal errors (cannot be fixed by CD ripper) and probably recovered errors.

Recovered errors don't guarantee, that data is recovered correctly.

Above the table RED light show that fatal errors is present. Or AMBER light show that there are probable recovered errors only.

Both fatal and probably-recovered errors may be either audible or inaudible.


Read more about safe CD ripping technology here >



Read also:

How to choose the best CD ripper here >


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