Features of FreeRIP 4.5
- Extracts audio tracks from audio Compact Discs to WAV, WMA, FLAC, OGG Vorbis and MP3 files.
- Multi track extractor: can extract more tracks to a single audio file.
- Raw track extractor: can extract specific frames from audio CDs.
- Converts existing audio files from WAV, WMA, FLAC, MP3, OGG Vorbis to MP3, WAV, WMA, FLAC, and OGG Vorbis formats, and let you change their properties (stereo<->mono, bitrate,...).
- Adjusts audio tracks volume
- Reads CD-Text metadata from Audio CDs when available
- Includes integrated support for CD Database query (both FreeRIP CD DB and freedb.org): FreeRIP automatically detects CDs and retrieves tracks info.
- Local CD database to speedup CD data retrieval.
- FreeRIP CD DB submissions: you can contribute to FreeRIP CD Database project.
- Includes integrated support for ID3 v1 and v2 MP3 tagging. Supports Wav, Wma, Ogg Vorbis and FLAC tagging read and write.
- Integrated support to create playlist (M3U/PLS/B4S/HTML/CSV) of ripped/converted tracks.
- Integrated search button: speeds up search for track information, images, videos and lyrics.
- Multi language interface, supported languages are English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, and many others.
- Very easy to use.
installer is bundled with "Ask Toolbar". However, you may continue the installation process without installing it.
on 15 October 2011, reviewed by: TeflonHeretic
I don't know what rating to give so I put it in the middle. I'd used an earlier version of FreeRip for years and it had worked flawlessly, then a computer hiccup caused a problem that prevented me from opening the program. I did a Revo Uninstall, then downloaded this new version, and... Ugh.
It tried to bundle in a bunch of toolbars and search bars which I noticed just in time to uncheck - I hadn't on my desktop and ended up with a great gob of malware, necessitating a System Restore to correct. Then when I got it installed and used it, I found that those nice green progress bars that tell you both track and disc progress were gone. The program has been "improved" with a percentage readout that shows up across from the track title.
Moral of the story: Don't screw up something that works perfectly well on its own, for the sake of change for change's sake.
To my disgust, I've found so far that nobody has older versions of FreeRip available for download. Some will call it "3.2" or whatever, then download version 3.6.
So it looks like I'm going to have to search for a new CD ripping freeware program, and that's a shame because FreeRip had been a flawless program. Emphasis on tense.
on 27 September 2011, reviewed by: epar47
I ripped almost a dozen of classic and pop music cd with EAC and FreeRip and listened them for many days for capture quality difference betwin the two programs.
Result: EAC privilege a robust sound in middle and low frequencies with highs not always crystalline and overall sound not a lot analytic between instruments sections.
FreeRip, contrarily, is extremely analitic and perfectly balanced in all sectors of audio spectrum and very near to original cd.
I think that FreeRip is the best ripper with a very natural sound. Do your comparison and enjoy your music.
Consider the best audio quality only, not others outsides of rip programs.