Grip Alternatives

    Grip is described as 'CD-player/ripper for the Gnome desktop. It has the ripping capabilities of cdparanoia built in, but can also use external rippers (such as cdda2wav)' and is an app in the CD/DVD Tools category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Grip for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, BSD, Mac and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is fre:ac, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Grip are Exact Audio Copy (Free Personal), Asunder (Free, Open Source), CDex (Free) and Sound Juicer (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 24, 2019

    1. fre:ac is a free audio converter and CD ripper with support for various formats and codecs. It will convert between MP3, MP4/M4A, FLAC, Vorbis, Opus, AAC, WAV, WMA and other formats.
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    2. 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      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, Opus, WavPack, Musepack, AAC, and Monkey's Audio files.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
      CDex is a CD-Ripper, extracting digital audio data from an Audio CD. The application supports many Audio encoders, including WAV, MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, VQF, Musepack, APE, and many others. Several languages are supported.

      Bundleware

      The installer contains adwares. Be careful during the installation: Forum

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    3. Sound Juicer is a clean, mean, and lean CD ripper for GNOME. 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 3.22 Platform (GTK, libbrasero-media, gnome-media-profiles, etc.) and GStreamer.


    4. EZ CD Audio Converter is the most comprehensive multi format audio converter and is extremely easy to use.
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    5. 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 use, and is included in CUETools package.
    6. Express Rip CD ripper can convert CD audio to mp3 or wav file formats. Express Rip lets you rip, convert, encode, and decode music and other audio tracks directly to files on your hard drive.
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    7. Max is an application for creating high-quality audio files in various formats, from compact discs or files.

      Discontinued

      Last release was in 2009

    8. 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.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.2.3, released in July 2014, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

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