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  • fre:ac icon


    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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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...

    Free Personal Windows

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    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...

    Commercial Windows

  • Asunder icon


    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...

    Open Source Linux BSD Xfce

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    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...

    Commercial Windows

  • Switch icon


    Switch Audio and Mp3 Converter can convert mp3, wav, wma or 40 other audio file formats to the format of your choice in just 3 easy, simple steps. Just add the files you...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android Windows RT Android Tablet ... Kindle Fire

  • Max icon


    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...

    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 is a 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...

    Open Source Windows

  • Audiograbber icon


    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...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Audiograbber site has been taken over by a malware distributor. Downloaded files are not program but unwanted software.
    • Warning This software was discontinued and is now a malware distribution site. See
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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...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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    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...

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    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...

    Open Source Windows

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Try CDex Portable to avoid the bundleware/adware

about CDex · ·

I have found CDex to still be very good, but by opting for the portable version as opposed to the full installation (which is the one with the bundleware/adware).

You can find it on with all the instructions on how to get it working as a portable app:

Enjoy! :)


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.


Goodbye to a once decent CD ripper

about CDex and Exact Audio Copy, foobar2000 · ·

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]

Have you tried CDex 1.80 release, my friend?