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    fre:ac

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    Switch Sound File Converter

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    WildFire CD Ripper

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    FreeRIP

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    Audio Transcoder

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    Express Rip

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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...

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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...

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    CDDA paranoia

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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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