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    CD Ripping
    I have about 500 or more CD's that I want to rip for storage and streaming.

    In the past I used Mac iTunes and it ripped CD's as a unit with all the tracks and art work in one click playable in iTunes or streaming devices.

    Since iMac does not have optical drive I decided to try and use a highly reviewed app "Exact Audio Copy" on my Windows laptop to rip CD's to lossless audio .WAV or .FLAC.

    It worked but created all ripped CD tracks as each their own file, created a file for the art work, and a file for metadata.
    With 500 CD's this would be a big file mess. I wanted the CD ripped as itself.

    Does anyone know of a Ripping Application for Mac that will error check and process CD's to loseless files and create a CD package like iTunes used to do.

    Comments, Ideas?

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    CD Ripping
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    Your Mac's Specs
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, Mojave
    I believe VLC is capable of doing what you want:

    How to rip audio CDs with VLC

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    CD Ripping
    ferrarr's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 21, 2012
    Pawtucket, RI, US
    Your Mac's Specs
    L2014 Mac mini macOS Mojave, iPhone 8+ iOS 12, 12.9" iPad Pro 1 iOS 12, Pencil 1
    iTunes is available for winOS as well,
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    CD Ripping
    MacInWin's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 01, 2009
    Winchester, VA
    Your Mac's Specs
    MBP 15" Mid 2015, iPhone XS, an iMac, plus ATVs, AWatch, MacMini
    Wouldn't it be better to get a cheap USB optical drive for the iMac and just use iTunes like you used to? Or do I misunderstand and you don't have an iMac, just a PC?

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