Although it has dropped in popularity in the recent years, CDEx continues to be one of the finest rippers available, along with Exact Audio Copy (EAC)
and the rebranded EZ CD Audio Converter
Features of CDex 1.7
- Easy to use interface
- Create PLS and M3U playlist files
- Advanced jitter correction
- Support for many file formats/audio encoders (WAV, MP3, OGG, VQF, APE, Musepack, etc)
- Support for ID3 V1 and V2 tags
- Read / store album information from/to a local and/or remote CD Database (CDDB)
- Read / store album information from/to the cdplayer.ini file
- Support CD-Text (if your CD-drive supports it)
- Support for normalization of audio files
- Support for transcoding of compressed audio files
- Support for recording from the analog input line
- Supports many CD-Drive from many manufacters
- Serveral languages are supported
It also includes cdparanoia for robust CD reading (however, it doesn't include Accuraterip database checking for robust rip verification).
Best of all, CDex is entirely free! You will never have to pay to use the software or register in any way. Moreover, CDex is entirely opensource, as per the GPL Terms.
Changes in CDex 1.7
- CDex 1.70 is the final release for both Unicode and Multibyte. It features many bug fixes, internal updates and updates to encoders.
CDex is mainly focused on ripping and converting, but it is also a tool able to do all sorts of audio related tasks: automatic file naming, CDDB query, ID3 and ID3V2 field completion as well.