If you are about to embark on ripping your entire CD collection to your external HDD (maybe a SSD, cool!) and question iTunes reliability, you are not alone. iTunes rips CDs to your internal or external hard drive with features such as error correction. While this may work, iTunes fails to offer any report or validation that you have indeed ripped your CD without error. If you’re about to rip hundreds or thousands of CDs like I did, you may want to investigate other methods.
XLD* is a Mac OS based CD ripper that uses AccurateRip technology. XLD has been around since 2006 and has undergone many updates and enhancments. Not only dos it rip CDs accurately with detailed reports, it also seamlessly migrates your ripped CD into your iTunes music folder. It also supports metadata so your album art and titles are found and married to your CD rip.
*XLD is a free software download. If you enjoy the quality of this software you are welcome to donate.
File format support: aiff, wave, apple lossless, flac, mp4 (2 types), LAME mp3, Ogg Vorbis, WavPack…..