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xACT

Version 2.55

Audio compression toolkit.

4.3
Based on 75 user ratesRead reviews & comments
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xACT overview

xACT stands for X Audio Compression Toolkit, an application that encodes and decodes FLAC, SHN, Monkey's Audio, TTA, Wavpack, and Apple Lossless files. It also can encode these formats to MP3, AAC, or Opus, and do various other utility functions, in addition to a full set of shntool functions. Under the hood, xACT is a GUI based front end for the unix applications Shorten (3.6.1), shntool (3.0.10), Monkey's Audio Compressor (3.99), flac (1.3.1), wavpack (4.70.0), TTA (3.4.1), Opus 0.1.6, and cdda2wav 3.0 (with paranoia support). It also uses SoX ( 14.4.2), LAME (3.99.5), AtomicParsley (0.9.0), TagLib (1.9.1) and MP4v2 (2.0.0). It executes the basic commands of these applications and adds other features to speed up productivity in creation/use of etree.org standard filesets.

What’s new in version 2.55

Updated on Mar 05 2024

  • Fixed tagging bug with .m4a files
  • Fixed tagging inconsistency relating to "Use Previous Tags" button

Information

License

Free

Size

8.5 MB

Developer’s website

http://xact.scottcbrown.org/

Downloads

792604

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.13 or later
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Mar 6 2024
2.55
4.0
Mar 6 2024
4.0
Version: 2.55
If, like me, you run into browser issues connecting to the dev site, it's because he still uses ye olde HTTP, not safe and modern HTTPS. Try another browser. For all I know, it's a badly coded chromium deriviative extension causing the trouble. There really is no excuse these days for using ye olde HTTP. Wake up Scott Brown.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Mar 5 2024
2.55
4.0
Mar 5 2024
4.0
Version: 2.55
ATM the dev site is down, as is a surprising amount of the Internet. Try L8R. xACT is great.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Oct 9 2023
2.54
4.0
Oct 9 2023
4.0
Version: 2.54
Dev's server is down ATM. Keep trying...
hammeris1a
hammeris1a
Aug 25 2023
2.53
0.0
Aug 25 2023
0.0
Version: 2.53
FINALLY! A 64-bit version that will run on Mac OS 13.x (2.53)
tess-3
tess-3
Jul 15 2023
2.52
0.0
Jul 15 2023
0.0
Version: 2.52
Does version 2.52 run on Mac OS Ventura 13.4? I have tried to download several times, but the download does not begin.
hammeris1a
hammeris1a
Mar 2 2023
2.52
0.0
Mar 2 2023
0.0
Version: 2.52
version 2.52 does NOT run on Mac OS Ventura 13.2
tonyarabish
tonyarabish
Oct 30 2020
2.50
4.0
Oct 30 2020
4.0
Version: 2.50
With Avdshare Video Converter, users can easily join as many FLAC files as they want into one FLAC file.
TomLoredo
TomLoredo
Jan 19 2019
2.47
0.0
Jan 19 2019
0.0
Version: 2.47
Note that the release notes for version 2.47 (build 7974), released on 09/15/2018, reports that the washed-out color issue for artwork has been fixed.
DJSquint
DJSquint
Aug 2 2018
2.46
4.0
Aug 2 2018
4.0
Version: 2.46
Average audio encoder tool with about worse GUI ever created. But hey, it is free so why complaining. ;-)
Anthony Jr.
Anthony Jr.
Aug 1 2018
2.46
5.0
Aug 1 2018
5.0
Version: 2.46
I use this app for every audio mixing project I work on, exporting from ProTools out as a WAV file and creating all of my LAME-encoded MP3s to send out to the artists for review. The MP3 tagging function is also incredibly easy. Really wish I could convince more people to add xACT to their toolkit.
joe-m-noel
joe-m-noel
Apr 30 2018
2.44
3.0
Apr 30 2018
3.0
Version: 2.44
This is an excellent app that I use daily. Thank you. Sadly, a troubling bug has appeared since OSX has updated its lates version of High Seirra (10.13.4) with the the artwork being stripped of its color. This is a big problem for me as I make custom artwork for concerts. While it will be okay on my end as I can reinsert it into my library. The 100's of folks that download the music don't have that luxury.
pettifogger0712
pettifogger0712
Feb 25 2018
2.44
4.0
Feb 25 2018
4.0
Version: 2.44
Awesome app BUT one small quibble - I usually edit the tags of any files ripped into FLAC via xAct and add the cover art myself [600x600px, JPG format] but whenever the FLAC audio files are exported/converted into ALAC or MP3 format using xAct, the artwork of any files originally ripped into FLAC has a faded/washed out appearance when converted...However, this is a minor glitch as the artwork can always be manually reinserted via iTunes once added to your music library and it then looks OK :-)
scott-133
scott-133
Dec 21 2017
2.41
5.0
Dec 21 2017
5.0
Version: 2.41
awesome. this app did exactly what I needed and without any frustration. I had a whole folder of audio files in one format and needed to convert them to another. easy as 1,2,3. wonderful.
hfso
hfso
Mar 30 2017
2.39
5.0
Mar 30 2017
5.0
Version: 2.39
Hey Scott, this is a great app. Thank you! Is there a way to add additional metadata? I click on custom tabs and it does nothing. It is important that we are not only able to add the composer name, we must be able to add the publisher's (aka rights holders) name. Thanks for any help you can provide.
VE
VE
Feb 22 2017
2.39
5.0
Feb 22 2017
5.0
Version: 2.39
I've been using xACT since years and I find it absolut top! That said... The download link to the latest v. 2.39 says "The requested URL /xACT2.39.zip was not found on this server." Anybody know where to find it?
george-flaxman
george-flaxman
Oct 28 2015
2.36
0.0
Oct 28 2015
0.0
Version: 2.36
Hi, I have used xAct for some time, and today my Mac Mini told me that "PowerPC" applications are no longer supported ?. I've just tried to download the latest version and it just hangs. Can anyone advise ?.
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
Aug 7 2015
2.36
0.0
Aug 7 2015
0.0
Version: 2.36
Can someone other than the clearly biased Markoh provide a comparison as to why this is better than XLD for transcoding? I see it does checksumming, but that's something I don't use. I do a lot of FLAC to AAC conversions and have used XLD almost exclusively, but I've also tried Switch and others. I've found XLD easy to use including splitting with .cue files, so why might I prefer using xACT (other than the rad icon)?
Markoh
Markoh
Jun 11 2015
2.36
0.5
Jun 11 2015
0.5
Version: 2.36
The latest version of xACT still hasn't convinced me that it's better than another better alternative, which has 67 likes in the "Similar Software" section. As one reviewer already mentioned, xACT isn't intuitive when it comes to splitting a single file with a CUE sheet. I even tried this but failed. Is there a way? If so, could the developer give a hint as to how it's accomplished with xACT? Cheers in advance!
RogerMP
RogerMP
Jan 26 2015
2.35
5.0
Jan 26 2015
5.0
Version: 2.35
Great App
musiclover408
musiclover408
Dec 26 2014
2.35
0.0
Dec 26 2014
0.0
Version: 2.35
I've heard that you can use this program to take a single flac file and split it into the individual tracks. I do have the cue sheet. I just can't seem to figure out how to easily use this program to accomplish this mission. Thanks so much for the help and Happy Holidays!!
Freenergy
Freenergy
Jan 21 2024
2.54
5.0
Jan 21 2024
5.0
Version: 2.54
RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
Oct 24 2022
2.51
5.0
Oct 24 2022
5.0
Version: 2.51
freddofoxxy
freddofoxxy
May 11 2021
2.50
5.0
May 11 2021
5.0
Version: 2.50
tonyarabish
tonyarabish
Oct 30 2020
4.0
Oct 30 2020
4.0
Version: null
Antoinesynopsis
Antoinesynopsis
Jul 23 2019
5.0
Jul 23 2019
5.0
Version: null
DJSquint
DJSquint
Aug 2 2018
4.0
Aug 2 2018
4.0
Version: null
Anthony Jr.
Anthony Jr.
Aug 1 2018
5.0
Aug 1 2018
5.0
Version: null
joe-m-noel
joe-m-noel
Apr 30 2018
3.0
Apr 30 2018
3.0
Version: null
pettifogger0712
pettifogger0712
Feb 25 2018
4.0
Feb 25 2018
4.0
Version: null
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Dec 28 2017
5.0
Dec 28 2017
5.0
Version: null
scott-133
scott-133
Dec 21 2017
5.0
Dec 21 2017
5.0
Version: null
chrisplum
chrisplum
Sep 16 2017
5.0
Sep 16 2017
5.0
Version: null
hfso
hfso
Mar 30 2017
5.0
Mar 30 2017
5.0
Version: null
VE
VE
Feb 22 2017
5.0
Feb 22 2017
5.0
Version: null
Moogan
Moogan
Feb 9 2017
4.5
Feb 9 2017
4.5
Version: null
RogerMP
RogerMP
Jan 26 2015
5.0
Jan 26 2015
5.0
Version: null
rroy
rroy
Dec 10 2014
4.5
Dec 10 2014
4.5
Version: null
vedovanera
vedovanera
Nov 16 2014
4.0
Nov 16 2014
4.0
Version: null
OSX-FTW!
OSX-FTW!
Aug 19 2014
5.0
Aug 19 2014
5.0
Version: null
Milmascaras
Milmascaras
Aug 18 2014
5.0
Aug 18 2014
5.0
Version: null
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Aug 1 2014
4.0
Aug 1 2014
4.0
Version: null
Dellsuxx
Dellsuxx
May 30 2014
5.0
May 30 2014
5.0
Version: null
Oliv!er
Oliv!er
May 6 2014
5.0
May 6 2014
5.0
Version: null
Markoh
Markoh
Apr 28 2014
0.5
Apr 28 2014
0.5
Version: null
RodrigoT7166
RodrigoT7166
Dec 4 2013
5.0
Dec 4 2013
5.0
Version: null
Wombatman
Wombatman
Nov 17 2013
5.0
Nov 17 2013
5.0
Version: null
Clifford
Clifford
Oct 22 2013
5.0
Oct 22 2013
5.0
Version: null
painter416
painter416
Aug 5 2013
3.5
Aug 5 2013
3.5
Version: null
Halber-Mensch
Halber-Mensch
Jul 23 2013
5.0
Jul 23 2013
5.0
Version: null
Oolong
Oolong
May 6 2013
4.0
May 6 2013
4.0
Version: null
Curdaneta
Curdaneta
Apr 9 2013
4.0
Apr 9 2013
4.0
Version: null
Widber
Widber
Apr 7 2013
5.0
Apr 7 2013
5.0
Version: null
xefned
xefned
Mar 6 2013
5.0
Mar 6 2013
5.0
Version: null
marlow2689
marlow2689
Jan 19 2013
5.0
Jan 19 2013
5.0
Version: null
Masterminter
Masterminter
Dec 27 2012
4.0
Dec 27 2012
4.0
Version: null
Kiryph
Kiryph
Dec 27 2012
4.0
Dec 27 2012
4.0
Version: null
Macsansnom
Macsansnom
Dec 26 2012
2.0
Dec 26 2012
2.0
Version: null
paulicca
paulicca
Nov 10 2012
4.5
Nov 10 2012
4.5
Version: null
Castle-Rose
Castle-Rose
Oct 8 2012
1.0
Oct 8 2012
1.0
Version: null
dron
dron
Oct 4 2012
3.5
Oct 4 2012
3.5
Version: null
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