Softpedia Editor's Review for CD Ripper Freeware
A convenient tool to extract music tracks from audio CD and save them to WAV or MP3 files.
Written by Elena Opris on May 1st, 2012
CD Ripper Freeware is a simple-to-use program which enables you to convert music from CDs to the MP3 or WAV format.
The interface of the application is dull but easy to navigate through. A list of audio tracks is automatically displayed upon initialization.
So, you can check out the track number, duration, status, title, artist and genre of each file.
After you specify the destination folder and format, you can proceed with the conversion process.
In addition, you can write the file name format for the extracted files, preview tracks in a built-in media player and get album details online, as well as configure MP3 encoder settings when it comes to the bit rate (optionally use variant bit rate).
The audio converter takes up a very low amount of system resources and quickly finishes a conversion task without freezing, crashing or displayed errors. Everything ran smoothly during our tests. There's also a brief step-by-step guide that you can check out. The sound quality is maintained at an excellent level in the output audio tracks.
On the other hand, you don't have enough audio settings at your disposal that you can configure (e.g. sampling rate, channels). Also, you cannot edit tags. Even so, we strongly recommend CD Ripper Freeware to all users, since it delivers great results.
CD Ripper Freeware description
Here are some key features of "CD Ripper Freeware":
· Extract audio CD to MP3 files with various bitrate settings
· Extract audio CD to WAV files without quality loss
· Get album details from FreeDB.org, and write ID3 tags to MP3 files automatically
· Various output file name format to fit your needs
· Support multiple CD drives
· Support batch operation on multiple tracks
· High quality, and very easy to use
· PIII 600 MHz or higher
· 128 MB or more
· 100 MB free space or more
· Full duplex sound card
· Audio player: needed for playing the extracted MP3 and WAV files