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  • fre:ac icon

    fre:ac

    fre:ac (formerly BonkEnc) is a free audio converter and CD ripper with support for various popular formats and encoders. It currently converts between MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, WAV...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

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    Exact Audio Copy

    EAC is used to convert the tracks on standard audio CDs to wav files, which can then be transcoded into formats such as MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WavPack, and FLAC using external encoders.

    Free Personal Windows

    • CDEx needs a special dll which it does not install: wnaspi32.dll, it has to be found elsewhere, so it is dangeorus...
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    dBpoweramp

    dBpoweramp contains a multitude of audio tools in one: CD Ripper, Music Converter, ID Tag Editor and Windows audio shell enhancements. Preloaded with mp3 & Wave codecs, practically every audio codec can be installed from Codec...

    Commercial Windows

  • X Lossless Decoder icon

    X Lossless Decoder

    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...

    Open Source Mac

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    Asunder

    Asunder is a graphical Audio CD ripper and encoder for Linux. You can use it to save tracks from an Audio CD as any of WAV, MP3, OGG, FLAC, WavPack, Musepack, AAC, and Monkey's Audio files. It uses CDDB to name and tag each...

    Open Source Linux BSD Xfce

  • EZ CD Audio Converter icon

    EZ CD Audio Converter

    EZ CD Audio Converter is the most comprehensive multi format audio converter and is extremely easy to use. Rips audio CDs, converts audio files, allows editing of metadata, and burns discs. It has efficient error-detective...

    Commercial Windows

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    soundKonverter

    soundKonverter is a frontend to various audio converters. The key features are: Audio conversion. En-/decoding. Replay Gain. CD ripping. It is extendable by plugins and supports many backends. It supports reading and writing...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Switch Sound File Converter icon

    Switch Sound File Converter

    Switch is one of the most stable and comprehensive multi format audio file converters available, is very easy to use and is completely free. * Universal audio converter supporting all popular formats * Convert or compress...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android Windows RT Android Tablet Kindle Fire

  • Audiograbber icon

    Audiograbber

    Audiograbber grabs digital audio from CDs, it can automatically normalize the music, delete silence from the start and/or end of tracks, and encode them to a variety of formats including MP3. It can also access freedb, an Internet...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Audiograbber site has been taken over by a malware distributor. Downloaded files are not program but unwanted software. https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/fa395eb7a30aaeb0f9ef0d015bd83e816063eb81703c621d8e537b038813c300/analysis/1422929211/
  • Max icon

    Max

    Max is an application for creating high-quality audio files in various formats, from compact discs or files. When extracting audio from compact discs, Max offers the maximum in flexibility to ensure the true sound of your CD is...

    Open Source Mac

    • Discontinued Development seems to be stopped. Last version, 0.9.1, released on August 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    CUERipper

    CUERipper is an utility for extracting digital audio from CDs, an open-source alternative to EAC. It has a lot fewer configuration options, so is somewhat easier to use, and is included in CUETools package. It supports MusicBrainz...

    Open Source Windows

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    Goobox

    Goobox is a CD player for the GNOME desktop environment.

    Open Source Linux

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  • WildFire CD Ripper icon

    WildFire CD Ripper

    WildFire CD Ripper is pulling out the data (music) directly in digital format from an Audio CD; this kind of software is in general known as a CD ripper or a CDDA utility. The resultant audio file can be a pure WAV file (useful for...

    Open Source Windows

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    Sound Juicer

    Sound Juicer is a clean, mean, and lean CD ripper for GNOME 2. It sports a clean interface and simple preferences, aiming to do The Right Thing and What You Mean all of the time. It requires GNOME and GStreamer.

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • FairStars CD Ripper icon

    FairStars CD Ripper

    A free powerful software for ripping audio CD tracks to WMA, MP3, OGG, VQF, FLAC, APE and WAV formats files on-the-fly. Free CDDB is supported(Querying & Submiting). It supports normalization when ripping, and also support ID3 tag.

    Free Windows

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    morituri

    morituri is a CD ripper aiming for accuracy over speed. Its features are modeled to compare with Exact Audio Copy on Windows. morituri was created to address the gaps in existing Linux software.

    Open Source Linux

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    Rubyripper

    Rubyripper is a digital audio extraction algorithm that uses cdparanoia error correcting power and it's own secure ripping algorithm to make sure that a CD rip is done successfully and accurately. It is very similar to and...

    Open Source Mac Linux

    • Discontinued The project has been abandoned on March 2014. Last version, 0.6.2, released on December 2011, can be still downloaded from Google Code.
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    CDDA paranoia

    Audio CD digital audio extraction application cdparanoia. Cdparanoia extracts audio from compact discs directly as data, with no analog step between, and writes the data to a file or pipe in WAV, AIFC, AIFC or raw 16 bit linear PCM.

    Open Source Linux

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    KAudioCreator

    KAudioCreator is an audio CD ripper, which uses "cdparanoia" as a backend to extract the tracks and later it encodes them to mp3 or ogg files (or many other formats supported)

    Open Source Linux BSD

    • Discontinued Last update : 2011/09/03
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    ripperX

    RipperX is a GTK program to rip CD audio tracks and encode them to the Ogg, MP3, or FLAC formats. Its goal is to be easy to use, requiring only a few mouse clicks to convert an entire album. It supports CDDB lookups for album and...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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    RIP

    An application for accurate CD audio extraction

    Open Source Mac

    • Discontinued No recent development activity: https://github.com/sbooth/Rip
  • Free Audio CD To MP3 Converter icon

    Free Audio CD To MP3 Converter

    Free Audio CD to MP3 Converter. Copy audio CDs into digital music. It is just beautiful in its simplicity. The outputs are saved using several quality presets as MP3, AAC, OGG, WMA or WAV (lossless audio) files into your computer...

    Free Windows

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    Grip

    Grip was a CD-player/ripper for the Gnome desktop. It had the ripping capabilities of cdparanoia built in, but could also use external rippers (such as cdda2wav). It also provided an automated frontend for various audio encoders...

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued Last version, 3.3.1, was released on June 25, 2005. It can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
  • Reezaa MP3 Converter icon

    Reezaa MP3 Converter

    ReeZaa MP3 Converter is an easy-to-use all to MP3 Converter. With MP3 Converter you can convert no matter video files or audio files to MP3 format. MP3 Converter supports WAV, WMA, AVI, WMV, MOV, 3GP, MP4, FLV, VOB, DAT, MPEG...

    Commercial Windows

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    FreeRIP

    FreeRIP is a Windows software that lets you extract audio CD tracks and save them to WMA, MP3, Ogg, Wav, or FLAC audio files (this process is known as CD ripping or CD to MP3 conversion). Converting your CD audio collection to digital...

    Free Windows

  • Magic Audio Converter and CD Ripper icon

    Magic Audio Converter and CD Ripper

    Magic Audio Converter and CD Ripper is a versatile digital music converter with enhanced functionality. Designed to rip CDs and convert music files to a range of audio formats, including mp3, mp4, wma and wav, this tool is both...

    Commercial Windows

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    Audio Transcoder

    Audio Transcoder is a powerful audio convertor for rapid conversion between 20+ audio formats. For a small registration fee, the program offers a CD ripper, tag editor to edit ID3v1, ID3v2, Ogg/FLAC and APE tags, ability to preserve...

    Commercial Windows

  • Express Rip icon

    Express Rip

    Download this CD ripping program to convert CD audio to mp3 or wav format. The fastest CD ripper available and its free. * Perfect quality CD digital audio extraction (ripping) * Fastest CD Ripper available * Extract audio from...

    Free Personal Windows

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    Digital Audio Converter

    Digital Audio Converter is a powerful all-in-one audio converter for audio conversion and audio CD ripping. Using Digital Audio Converter, you can convert between different audio formats including MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, FLAC, OGG Vorbis...

    Freemium Windows

  • CDAConv

    A very easy to use program, which aims to convert your audio CDs into formats such as mp3, vorbis, flac or wav. It also uses the resources of the machine efficiently and consume little memory; if it is necessary it uses all the cores...

    Free Windows

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    MP3 Toolkit

    MP3 Toolkit is a free and powerful Windows app includes MP3 converter, CD ripper, tag editor, MP3 cutter, MP3 merger and MP3 recorder for users who want to handle MP3 files easier. Besides standard MP3 format, MP3 Toolkit supports...

    Freemium Windows

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    Disc2phone

    [NOTE: you can download Disc2Phone from this link http://tinyurl.com/disc2phone ] Disc2Phone is a freeware developed by Sony for Sony Ericsson phones to convert music from a computer or audio CD to MP3 format and send them to a...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no more on Sony Ericsson website, but you can download it from the site in the description.
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    XCFA (X Convert File Audio)

    XCFA is a tool to extract the contens of Audio-CDs and convert musical audio files conversion to FLAC, WAV, OGG, M4A, MPC, MP3, WavPack and many other formats.

    Open Source Linux Ubuntu

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    DeepRipper

    DeepRipper is freeware utility that is capable of converting audio CD tracks to a first-grade MP3, OGG or WAV files. It features a number of presets for less experienced users and full set of manual settings for experts.

    Free Windows

CDex Comments

Uhg. Bloatware on installer.

Comment by BitXDeadweight
about CDex Dec 2015

Got about halfway through the installer when it started asking about adding search bars and other bloatware. I get that they need to pay their bills, but I only caught it because I chose the advanced/custom installation options. Opt-out is fine by me, but I'm not okay with opt-out settings being hidden.

I imagine that the portable version is fine, but instead of checking, I decided it's time to try something new.

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Goodbye to a once decent CD ripper

Positive Comment by mot00rzysta
about CDex and Exact Audio Copy, foobar2000 Dec 2015

I'm [still] on Windows 7 while Win 10 is already knocking on my door. I haven't ripped my CDs for a long time so I didn't know that CDex is already at version 1.7x. This latest version from their homepage had problem seeing ASPI driver located in its own directory - and didn't want to use the native drivers. I used external CD/DVD combo USB drive by the way.

So I tried the good old version 1.51 of CDex that always worked fine in my WinXP days (it also worked fine on Xubuntu Linux via Wine). It ripped a CD no problem. Though I'm aware that using old version of software on a Windows system is not that safe. That's why I'll stick to ripping my CDs in Foobar player from now on.

So my opinion is still positive, but I'd recommend ExactAudioCopy [EAC] or Foobar built in function instead - if you have the ASPI problem.

[Edited by mot00rzysta, December 15]

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