Mac OS X
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X Lossless Decoder (XLD) is an advanced tool for Mac OS X users who are in need of processing, decoding, converting or playing various types of lossless audio formats that preserve perfect audio signal that can be enjoyed not only by professionals but also by ordinary users who have managed to get their hands on high quality sound reproduction equipment and like to experience music in its original uncompressed form. XLD masterfully preforms for this job, making audio conversion easy and fast, changing lossless formats one into another never compromising with audio quality that everyone with a good ear can appreciate.
Processing of the various audio files can be done in different ways, from splitting tracks with cue sheets, decoding some formats with Libsndfile with no need for creation of intermediate files, splitting files with cue sheets, and support for 'embedded' or 'internal' cue sheet. This app has organized its tools and services over 5 distinct screens that users can access either one by one or all at once. Main dashboard lists your currently loaded songs, with button to “Decode” them. Output format and many other tweaks can be set in preferences window, track metadata can be edited individually or by selecting multiple tracks. App also features small dashboard window for managing audio playback, and separate window for current transcoding progress with ability to cancel decoding/encoding of each individual songs that are present on the task list. All that and much more is accessible to everyone for free, without any service limitations on all versions of Mac OS X. X Lossless Decoder for Mac plays and converts from and to a wide variety of music file formats!
XLD supports the following formats:
- (Ogg) FLAC (.flac/.ogg)
- Monkey's Audio (.ape)
- Wavpack (.wv)
- TTA (.tta)
- Apple Lossless (.m4a) [10.4 and later]
- TAK (.tak) [Requires Wine]
- Shorten (.shn) [SHN v3 only]
- AIFF, WAV, etc
All those features prove that XLD is more than ready and able to do the work on some of the most demanding and high quality sounds that are used on market today.