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Max (Macintosh Audio for OS X)

Max is an application for creating high-quality audio files in various formats from CDs or files. When extracting audio from CDs, it uses cdparanoia. Once the audio is extracted, it can generate audio in over 20 compressed and uncompressed formats including MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, Apple Lossless, Speex, AIFF, and WAVE. It can also convert from one format to another. For many popular formats the artist and album metadata is transferred seamlessly between the old and new files. Max is integrated with FreeDB to permit automatic retrieval of CD information. For MP3, FLAC, Ogg FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, and Apple Lossless files, it will write this metadata to the output.

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  •  11 Apr 2008 07:55

    Release Notes: This version brings Leopard compatibility, cue sheet support (external and FLAC embedded), a Spanish localization, updated encoders (FLAC, WavPack, and aoTuV), and many bugfixes.

    •  20 Jan 2007 13:47

      Release Notes: This release mostly fixes FLAC-related bugs. MD5 sums for FLAC files are now correct, and album art is added correctly. FLAC files with empty comments no longer cause Max to crash, and seekpoints are now added. APE files are handled correctly for conversion.

      •  08 Jan 2007 07:28

        Release Notes: This is a major new release that enhances performance through in-memory file conversion with no on-disk intermediates. Metadata handling was improved by using MusicBrainz. iTunes integration was improved. Many bugs have been fixed.

        •  01 Jun 2006 07:47

          Release Notes: Problems with Apple Lossless conversion and AIFF creation were fixed. Composer tags are now written to AAC/Apple Lossless files.

          •  30 May 2006 05:29

            Release Notes: This version included a Dutch localization, WavPack support, a brand new ripping engine, and fixes for enhanced CDs. Audio of virtually all sample sizes and rates is now supported. The user interface has been improved and simplified.

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