Apparently, the SACD Ripping Service thread is not the place for this, so here's a fresh one. Here is an account of my failed attempt there: Anyone tried this SACD Ripping service? Like others, I've poured over the oft-linked thread at Computer Audiophile. This is what I believe to be the most recent "simplest Mac" post: SACD Ripping using an Oppo or Pioneer? Yes, it's true! Therein it's evident that Java is required in some fashion. My unique(?) situation is that I uninstalled Java some years ago, and I will not re-install. That said, I found this Roon thread that discusses a workaround; see the post by "muski": SACD ripping with Oppo or Pioneer It has been suggested that the CA instructions include unnecessary steps, FWIW. I believe the process, in the plainest terms, is like this: 1. Download 3 items from links in CA. 2. Two of them are Autoscripts which are dragged to a USB stick. 3. The 3rd one is a "sacd_extract" file, which is placed... somewhere on the Mac(?) 4. Identify and/or enable the sacd_extract file by some method of programming(?) 5. Boot Oppo, adjust settings, connect to network. 6. Insert USB stick, load SACD disc. 7. Somehow(?) access the sacd_extract file and enable it to rip. If I've got that right, everything is clear except 3, 4, and 7. There is some sort of programming detail which is glossed over in every instruction. EXACTLY how do you manage that sacd_extract? Even if this entails basic programming which most users (esp on CA) take for granted, it's unclear to me. In 3 decades I've never programmed anything, no Applescripts, no nothing. No need. I may be complicating things by refusing to install Java, but that won't change. Which apparently steers me to creating Terminal commands, another unfamiliar arena for me. If I'm to do these, I need to know EXACT text to input, and EXACT ways to input them. It's my general understanding that imprecise Terminal commands can cause damage. 2013 iMac MacOS Sierra, Airport Extreme hardwired, Oppo 103. Any input or links appreciated.