My latest plan is to commit to re-ripping my entire CD collection using ALAC format. I have DbPoweramp and Apple “Music” - they both do the job. For payback, I’ll be using Audirvana 3.5 (for now) and Apple Music. Audirvana on my dedicated music server (Mac mini) and Music on my desktop and iOS devices.
After using both softwares to rip CDs I am finding that while DbPoweramp provides much more metadata and better error detection, Music creates more consistent files that seem to be managed better/easier by Audirvana. Note: I am not tasking Audirvana with using my Apple Music library and files. Audirvana is on a dedicated (stripped) MacMini and that mini is dedicated to music only.
Note: My music libraries have major meta data continuity issues do to ripping using different apps and purchasing HD files. When I re-rip everything, I am hoping to keep things consistent and cleaner. Purchased files metadata can be edited to the “standard.”
So… I am asking for those with similar experience and keeping in mind my usage: Which of the two ripping software would you suggest I use and why?