AudioCrusher is a program which allows you to extract digital audio from audio CDs and save the audio data in various sound formats such as MP3 and WAV for example.
The audio is extracted digitally without any loss of quality.

AudioCrusher supports on the fly normalization and a wide range of sound formats such as RAW Audio, WAV, MP3 via LameEnc, BladeEnc or the Frauenhofer Codec, AAC (via the faac encoder), Ogg Vorbis, Monkey's Audio Lossless Compression and Windows Media Audio.

More formats are available through the Audio Compression Manager or the Command Line Encoder interface.

The cdparanoia error correction mechanisms make it possible to create bit-exact copies of the audio data even from scratched CDs or CD drives which are prone to frame jitter.

AudioCrusher can get information on audio CDs through the freedb database and is able to create SFV-checksum files of the converted files to ensure file validity later on.

AudioCrusher gives the user full control over the ID3 tags which will be appended to the created MP3 files and can create WinAmp play lists with extended play list information.
AudioCrusher is highly configurable while it is still small and very easy to use. And best of all: AudioCrusher is completely free!

Features of AudioCrusher 1.4:

- Direct CD ripping, no intermediate files for encoding necessary
- cdparanoia error correction in order to make exact copies of the audio data
- freedb support, now also through a proxy server
- Supported formats: RAW, WAV, MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, Monkey's Audio Lossless Compression and WMA, more formats are available through the Audio Compression Manager or the Command Line Encoder interface
- Normalization
- Automatic play list creation with extended play list information
- SFV-checksum file creation
- CD audio playback functionality
- Full customisable ID3v1 tag support for each track
- -Prelimenary ID3v2 support
- WAV file tagging supported
- CD-Text support
- Filenames are fully customizable
- Supports a wide range of CD-ROM drives

Changes in AudioCrusher 1.4:

- After a rather shameful amount of delays, here is at last another AudioCrusher release!

This release includes the great cdparanoia ripping mode developed by Monty (source code available under the terms of the GNU Public License 2) which allows to make exact copies of CD audio data even from scratched CDs. Furthermore, lots of improvements in the output format area: the Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) format is now supported via the faac encoder as well as Monkey's Audio lossless compression technology.

The Audio Compression Manager (ACM) interface has also been sufficiently enhanced, as well as the LameEnc output module, which now supports Average Bitrate Encoding (ABR). CD drive support has been improved as well, along with a new interface for accessing CD drives.

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AudioCrusher 1.4
on 03 May 2007, reviewed by:

I have a Core 2 Duo with 2GB RAM, the program bombs out every time I click "Rip" with "Error ...


AudioCrusher 1.4
on 01 April 2005, reviewed by:

looks like the same version that has been out for a long time. tried it on 3 xpsp1a systems. advise ...

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