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RE: Create apple lossless ?

JamesMellor wrote:

"How are you ripping them?  I had been using Rip, but have just switched to XLD. Both link to the AccurateRip database."

I'm just using itunes lossless , 30 cds in , it's just a straight copy isn't it ?

James

There's a setting in iTunes that allows for a check as to whether the rip is lossless or not. If you opt for this, the rip will take longer.

Other ripping software apparently does this checking (i.e. comparing the rip with online databases) better than iTunes. But TBH I doubt if it makes much difference.

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I have some check ticked Matt , tbh dont really care how long it takes as long as I dont have to do it again , rip 'em copy to another external drive and I have them forever Smile

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RE: Create apple lossless ?

JamesMellor wrote:

I have some check ticked Matt , tbh dont really care how long it takes as long as I dont have to do it again , rip 'em copy to another external drive and I have them forever Smile

James

if you really don't care how long it takes, I'd use XLD, just to be on the safe side.

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RE: Create apple lossless ?

JamesMellor wrote:
can I ask Major how you are getting music off your mini mac to your system , airport or a streamer ? I ask because I seem to hear a differance between the sony bluray and the apx , the bluray is sounding better.

As far as I understand it this shouldn't be happening my Macbook should take as many passes at a disc as it needs to get a perfect copy , the sony just gets one chance on the hoof . Do you notice any differance between your cdp and your mac ?

The sony is connected with a RCA coax the apx with an optical lead , is there any SQ differance between the connections ?

James

Hi James, I use an external DAC (HRT II+) which I plug into a line-input on my Marantz PM66. Sounds as good as a CD played directly on the Mac.

I suppose it's possible that your Sony has a better DAC in it than your Nad amp, though you'd think that would be unlikely. I'm not sure if any appreciable quality is lost by using Airplay to the APX. I've not used Airplay.

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RE: Create apple lossless ?

JamesMellor wrote:

I have some check ticked Matt , tbh dont really care how long it takes as long as I dont have to do it again , rip 'em copy to another external drive and I have them forever Smile

James

Hi James,

I did all my CDs last year using XLD, it's free & it's works perfectly.

1) Allows you to automatically add to iTunes as well as create a file copy for back-up storage purposes. (Make sure you do have a back up, I have my library stored in 4 places including iTunes)

2) Online database checking for perfect copies in case of any imperfections on the disc

3) Take the time to seach for the best artwork on line, don't just assume that what the database provides is the best

4) Check all your meta data thoroughly before ripping, much of what comes via the database is flawed & inconsistant. It's a pain in the *** to go back and do it afterwards.

Enjoy  Smile

 

 

 

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3) Take the time to seach for the best artwork on line, don't just assume that what the database provides is the best

...and if you're like me with a few rare and eclectic CDs that just aren't anywhere, you'll have to scan a few as well lol. Think out of 630 CDs I ended up scanning the covers of about 30.

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RE: Create apple lossless ?

Hi Guys ,

The Nad only accepts digital inputs so its the same DAC for the sony and the apx , more listening required I think, someone mentioned the pioneer afew posts back , wondering if its got a digital output on it , will look tonight

I'll try and downlaod that software , not sure what meta data is though , as for artwork , yeah itunes has some quirks <S>

 

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Liking this post. As I am going to be doing the same thing shortly. 

Going MacBook >toslink> lx82. 

Or

Ipad>AirPlay> @tv> lx82

Long term want to go:

Nas>??>??> lx82

The thought of reripping all my CDs is not a pleasant one!

 

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