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    Max Alternatives

    Max is described as 'application for creating high-quality audio files in various formats, from compact discs or files' and is a CD Ripper in the audio & music category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Max for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and The best alternative is fre:ac, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Max are Exact Audio Copy, X Lossless Decoder, dBpoweramp and Asunder.

    Max is mainly a CD Ripper but alternatives to it may also be Audio Converters or Video Converters. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Max.
    This page was last updated May 13, 2021
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    Max is an application for creating high-quality audio files in various formats, from compact discs or files.
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    1. fre:ac is a free audio converter and CD ripper with support for various formats and codecs. It will convert between MP3, MP4/M4A, FLAC, Vorbis, Opus, AAC, WAV, WMA and other formats.
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      EAC is used to convert the tracks on standard audio CDs to wav files, which can then be transcoded into formats such as MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WavPack, and FLAC using external encoders.

    2. X Lossless Decoder (XLD) is a tool for Mac OS X that is able to decode/convert/play various 'lossless' audio files. The supported audio files can be split into some tracks with cue sheet when decoding. It works on Mac OS X 10.3 and later. Supports: (Ogg) FLAC (.flac/.
    3. dBpoweramp contains a multitude of audio tools in one: CD Ripper, Music Converter, ID Tag Editor and Windows audio shell enhancements.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Asunder is a graphical Audio CD ripper and encoder for Linux. You can use it to save tracks from an Audio CD as any of WAV, MP3, OGG, FLAC, Opus, WavPack, Musepack, AAC, and Monkey's Audio files.

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      CDex is a CD-Ripper, extracting digital audio data from an Audio CD. The application supports many Audio encoders, including WAV, MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, VQF, Musepack, APE, and many others.


      The installer contains adwares. Be careful during the installation: Forum

    4. Sound Juicer is a CD ripping tool using GTK+ and GStreamer.
    5. EZ CD Audio Converter is the most comprehensive multi format audio converter and is extremely easy to use.
    6. CUERipper is a utility for extracting digital audio from CDs, an open-source alternative to EAC.
    7. Elegant Converter is a native macOS app that helps quickly convert multiple audio and videos files to many formats.
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