What are the best X Lossless Decoder alternatives?

    X Lossless Decoder is described as '(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/' and is a popular CD Ripper in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 25 alternatives to X Lossless Decoder for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is fre:ac, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like X Lossless Decoder are Exact Audio Copy (Free Personal), dBpoweramp (Paid), Asunder (Free, Open Source) and CUETools (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 27, 2021

    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.
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      fre:ac vs X Lossless Decoder opinions
      Almost everyone thinks fre:ac is a great alternative to X Lossless Decoder.
      fre:ac is cross platform compatible which makes it more user friendly for all pc users of different operating systems.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      It is easy to use, where as X Lossless Decoder caused me lots of grief
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

    2. 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.
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      Exact Audio Copy vs X Lossless Decoder opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      checks ripping results, highly configurable, DAU-compatible easy mode
      Positive comment over 1 year ago


    3. dBpoweramp contains a multitude of audio tools in one: CD Ripper, Music Converter, ID Tag Editor and Windows audio shell enhancements.
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      • 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.
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    4. CUETools is a suite of tools for converting and verifying lossless CD rips. It can split lossless images into tracks, re-verify a rip against AccurateRip database, repair errors and convert between FLAC/WavPack/APE/TTA/ALAC.
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    5. Medieval CUE splitter is an easy-to-use tool for breaking long audio files into smaller, songlike chunks. It has a simple layout and fast results; its only drawback is the rare CUE file format it uses.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
      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. Several languages are supported.


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

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    6. Sound Juicer is a clean, mean, and lean CD ripper for GNOME. It sports a clean interface and simple preferences, aiming to do The Right Thing and What You Mean all of the time. It requires GNOME 3.22 Platform (GTK, libbrasero-media, gnome-media-profiles, etc.) and GStreamer.
    7. EZ CD Audio Converter is the most comprehensive multi format audio converter and is extremely easy to use.
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    8. Max is an application for creating high-quality audio files in various formats, from compact discs or files.


      Last release was in 2009

      Max vs X Lossless Decoder opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      The addition of seeing the artwork pre-conversion is a super nice touch.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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