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What software to rip FLACs on a Mac? w/good metadata?

Hi all,
What do you Mac people use to rip your CDs to FLAC? I don't want ALAC, WAV, MP3, AAC or any other. Just good quality FLACs.

I have a BlueSound Node 2i. I would like to re-rip my CD's (yet again) for the last time, in high quality, and put them on a hard drive which I plan to connect directly to the Node in my living room 2-channel system.

What software have you used? I would like something with a good interface, but don't plan to use it as my new "music software" since I don't use my computer that way anymore.

I just want a straightforward ripping process AND for the software to find/provide good, accurate metadata easily.

Thoughts? Suggestions? Thanks in advance!
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Hi all,
What do you Mac people use to rip your CDs to FLAC? I don't want ALAC, WAV, MP3, AAC or any other. Just good quality FLACs.

I have a BlueSound Node 2i. I would like to re-rip my CD's (yet again) for the last time, in high quality, and put them on a hard drive which I plan to connect directly to the Node in my living room 2-channel system.

What software have you used? I would like something with a good interface, but don't plan to use it as my new "music software" since I don't use my computer that way anymore.

I just want a straightforward ripping process AND for the software to find/provide good, accurate metadata easily.

Thoughts? Suggestions? Thanks in advance!
You might want to take a look at dBpoweramp.

I use it on Mac and Windows. Never had reason to complain.
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I had problem with db poweramp and meta data. I was reripping my CDs with it. On some more obscure CDs it couldn't find the song titles and metadata. I eventually just went back to ripping in iTunes, which never has had a problem finding metadata no matter how obscure the CD. When I needed flac for my Oppo-95 and USB music I converted the ALAC to FLAC with XLD.

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XLD. But I tend to use it the other way round, FLAC to ALAC


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I thought XLD was just a converter. It's a ripper as well? Just confirming. Thanks all!
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I thought XLD was just a converter. It's a ripper as well? Just confirming. Thanks all!
Yes, it will rip and burn.
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