Max – An Audio Swiss Army Knife
Max is a tool that simply no iPod user should be with out. This program can generate audio in over twenty compressed and uncompressed formats. Whether it be FLAC, OggVorbis, MP3 or AAC, just drop the file onto the Max icon and away you go. Max can also handle ripping your personal audio cds to your hard drive. It can even preform error correction on cds that are less than pristine. Whats even more amazing about Max, is that it’s totally free! Yet another program for the Macintosh that has harnessed the power of open source, resultlng in a robust, solid and stable application. For you open source heads, some of the internals that make up Max include libsndfile, cdparania, LAME and libflac.