Free MP3 CD Ripper (formerly MP3 CD Ripper Pro)
Audio CDs are becoming more and more obsolete, ever since you can buy your music albums electronically on the Internet, without having to worry about scratches or lost CDs.
Free MP3 CD Ripper is an application that enables you to extract audio tracks from your CDs and save them on your computer under a variety of formats and quality levels.
Choose the preferred output format and convert audio files
The program allows you to change the output format to a variety of supported extensions, including MP3, OGG and FLAC. You can tweak various parameters for every format, such as constant bitrate values and channel number for MP3s, quality and nominal bitrate for OGGs and compression level of APE files.
Beside CD ripping, Free MP3 CD Ripper also enables you to convert between various audio file extensions. WAV documents can be converted to all the supported formats, including MP3, FLAC and APE, while MP3s can only be exported as WAV or WMA files. You can get around this limitation by first converting the MP3s to WAVs, although the process takes twice as much in these conditions.
Control the CD-ROM drive and add ID3 tags to your tracks
The application enables you to control your CD-ROM drive by ejecting or closing it using the File menu, as well as refresh it to read newly added data. You can also use the menu to play the tracks available on the CD using the built-in music player.
As might be aware, the files on audio CDs do not contain any tags or information regarding the songs, because they are only designed to display the track number. Free MP3 CD Ripper enables you to add ID3 tags to all of the documents, including artist, album and genre. These are written on the files and they are visible in any music player that supports ID3 tags.
Although the interface might look a bit old and washed out, Free MP3 CD Ripper is a powerful utility that can handle any of the popular newage audio formats. The included converter enables you to further enhance and customize your music collection, as well as personalize it with ID3 tags for every track.