James Perrett wrote:It turns out that Reaper is smart enough to take the .cda files and use them to extract the associated audio from the CD and store them in the default format for the project. Unfortunately it doesn't extract the metadata at the same time. Hopefully the Mac version does something similar.
Sure, but all that is doing is reading the CD audio into WAV files, which is what Finder will do on the Mac when you put in an audio CD anyway - present the audio tracks as audio files which you can load into any software or use to burn another CD. But the OP specifically didn't want to do this, because it's not cloning the CD.
The problem was never extracting the audio data from an audio CD, it was preserving the *exact* CD contents, metadata, gaps etc and all. None of the methods suggested, short of cloning/copying the entire disk (via intermediate disk image if necessary) will do that.
Some options to try here:
https://apple.stackexchange.com/questio ... s-x-mounta