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xACT for Mac

Audio compression toolkit.

Free
In English
Version 2.55
4.3
Based on 75 user rates

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

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

xACT for Mac

Free
In English
Version 2.55
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4.3

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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.
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