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X Lossless Decoder for Mac

Encode, transcode, and play various music file formats.

Free
In English
Version 20240310
4.7
Based on 296 user rates

X Lossless Decoder overview

X Lossless Decoder (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 10.4 and later.

XLD is Universal Binary, so it runs natively on Intel Macs, PPC Macs, and the latest Apple Silicon Macs.

Other formats supported by Libsndfile are also decodable. XLD uses not decoder frontend but library to decode, so no intermediate files are generated. All of the supported formats can be directly split with the cue sheet. XLD also supports so-called 'embedded' or 'internal' cue sheet.

XLD supports various output formats. It can convert audio files into WAVE, AIFF, Raw PCM, Ogg Vorbis (aoTuV), MPEG-4 AAC (QuickTime/CoreAudio), MP3 (LAME), Apple Lossless, FLAC, HE-AAC (aacPlus v1/v2), Wave64, WavPack, and IETF Opus.

XLD version 20080812 and later can be used as a CD ripper. You can convert each track in your audio CD into the desired format. Also, XLD supports output a CD image with a cue sheet (wav+cue, flac+cue, etc).

What’s new in version 20240310

  • Added an interface to specify e-mail address sent to CDDB servers since gnudb.org requires it for user authentication
  • Fixed a problem that parsing a huge CD Info.cidb took long time to complete
  • Fixed a problem that the current format of Discogs release URLs was not accepted
  • Updated Opus to version 1.5.2

X Lossless Decoder for Mac

Free
In English
Version 20240310
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Aargl
Aargl
May 29 2024
20240310
5.0
May 29 2024
5.0
Version: 20240310
Must be 16 years now that I rely on XLD for all audio conversion. My choice was made then after testing the best converters available (including iTunes) and I was amazed to see that iTunes was inferior to the others! 😲 At that time, XLD was on par with Max, except for some minor issue, but Max became abandonware long time ago. Today, it would be interesting to compare XLD with xACT but I think the difference would rather be in workflow or interface than in quality.
kekrueger
kekrueger
Nov 6 2023
20230627
0.0
Nov 6 2023
0.0
Version: 20230627
Need cd ripper for an M2 Sonoma laptop. Can anyone tell me if X Lossless Decoder is compatible with M2 Sonoma?
jo-b
jo-b
Sep 15 2022
20220910
0.0
Sep 15 2022
0.0
Version: 20220910
I just dl the new version. As there is no installer, I drop to a new folder. But I cannot launch the app, cause Apple gives an alert, they weren't able to search for malware inside.
anonymous-clownfish-6925
anonymous-clownfish-6925
Apr 6 2022
20211018
0.0
Apr 6 2022
0.0
Version: 20211018
Sometimes you encounter a problem and get lucky with a solution in minutes. XLD is amazing and blazingly fast! I purchased a "sample pack" of sounds for Logic, and I couldn't audition the sounds from within Logic. This is due to a sample rate mismatch - the samples are 32 bit. Since the project is in 24 bit, it wouldn't make a sound. XLD was able to convert all the samples in seconds to 24 bit as a batch... THANK YOU!
Chilston
Chilston
Jan 28 2021
20210101
5.0
Jan 28 2021
5.0
Version: 20210101
A wonderful decoder/encoder. Very fast with full options.
lodean
lodean
Mar 11 2024
20240310
5.0
Mar 11 2024
5.0
Version: 20240310
Ghostcat
Ghostcat
Oct 27 2023
20230627
1.0
Oct 27 2023
1.0
Version: 20230627
Tekl
Tekl
Jan 3 2023
20220917
5.0
Jan 3 2023
5.0
Version: 20220917
Satcomer
Satcomer
Jun 16 2022
20211018
5.0
Jun 16 2022
5.0
Version: 20211018
Wunderhorn
Wunderhorn
Apr 7 2022
20211018
4.0
Apr 7 2022
4.0
Version: 20211018
Nomah5
Nomah5
Dec 18 2021
20211018
5.0
Dec 18 2021
5.0
Version: 20211018
firewall00110
firewall00110
Oct 19 2021
20211018
5.0
Oct 19 2021
5.0
Version: 20211018
chesterecox
chesterecox
Jul 20 2021
20210101
5.0
Jul 20 2021
5.0
Version: 20210101
freddofoxxy
freddofoxxy
May 14 2021
20210101
5.0
May 14 2021
5.0
Version: 20210101
Chilston
Chilston
Jan 28 2021
5.0
Jan 28 2021
5.0
Version: null
Kewl
Kewl
Jan 1 2021
5.0
Jan 1 2021
5.0
Version: null
vladi-petrov
vladi-petrov
Oct 9 2020
5.0
Oct 9 2020
5.0
Version: null
tonyarabish
tonyarabish
May 13 2020
4.0
May 13 2020
4.0
Version: null
Winco
Winco
Feb 19 2020
5.0
Feb 19 2020
5.0
Version: null
Penguirl
Penguirl
Dec 26 2019
5.0
Dec 26 2019
5.0
Version: null
blue-8
blue-8
Dec 14 2019
5.0
Dec 14 2019
5.0
Version: null
christophbrincken
christophbrincken
Dec 13 2019
4.0
Dec 13 2019
4.0
Version: null
misjase
misjase
Oct 5 2019
5.0
Oct 5 2019
5.0
Version: null
Aargl
Aargl
Oct 5 2019
5.0
Oct 5 2019
5.0
Version: null
nikabuz
nikabuz
Sep 27 2019
5.0
Sep 27 2019
5.0
Version: null
Trystero
Trystero
Sep 19 2019
5.0
Sep 19 2019
5.0
Version: null
SteveGosselin
SteveGosselin
Mar 21 2019
5.0
Mar 21 2019
5.0
Version: null
ElbertLo1273
ElbertLo1273
Nov 3 2018
4.5
Nov 3 2018
4.5
Version: null
Leesa
Leesa
Oct 20 2018
5.0
Oct 20 2018
5.0
Version: null
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Oct 20 2018
5.0
Oct 20 2018
5.0
Version: null
june8
june8
Oct 19 2018
5.0
Oct 19 2018
5.0
Version: null
Freenergy
Freenergy
Oct 19 2018
5.0
Oct 19 2018
5.0
Version: null
Jsabini
Jsabini
Oct 5 2018
5.0
Oct 5 2018
5.0
Version: null
Nontroppo
Nontroppo
Oct 3 2018
5.0
Oct 3 2018
5.0
Version: null
Albabe
Albabe
Oct 2 2018
5.0
Oct 2 2018
5.0
Version: null
Annie-Walker
Annie-Walker
Sep 16 2018
5.0
Sep 16 2018
5.0
Version: null
cybermanos
cybermanos
Jul 18 2018
5.0
Jul 18 2018
5.0
Version: null
doomups
doomups
Jun 30 2018
5.0
Jun 30 2018
5.0
Version: null
jamesyelland
jamesyelland
Mar 15 2018
1.0
Mar 15 2018
1.0
Version: null
Albertor
Albertor
Dec 3 2017
5.0
Dec 3 2017
5.0
Version: null
Noach
Noach
Nov 8 2017
5.0
Nov 8 2017
5.0
Version: null
Id-Ego-SuperEgo
Id-Ego-SuperEgo
Sep 29 2017
4.5
Sep 29 2017
4.5
Version: null
WetNet
WetNet
Jul 12 2017
5.0
Jul 12 2017
5.0
Version: null
RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
Jun 4 2017
3.0
Jun 4 2017
3.0
Version: null
stonebox
stonebox
Dec 20 2016
5.0
Dec 20 2016
5.0
Version: null