For ripping audio CDs, burning discs, and converting tracks, Easy CD-DA Extractor excels. The interface is pleasant, and you can configure the well-organized software to suit your needs. After you insert a CD, the Audio CD Ripper window displays information such as artist name, tracklist, production year, length of each track, and length of the total album. The output section of that window lets you set the destination folder, the quality and format of output tracks, and even the filename format. MP3 settings include the ability to choose constant, average, or variable bit rates. In the Audio File Format Converter window, you drop files from your PC into the folder on the screen, then select the format into which you wish to convert the files. The program supports a large list of lossy and lossless formats including MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, APE, FLAC, AAC, and 3GP. The Audio CD Creator window lets you drop files into that screen, choose the recording speed, and enable or disable the test feature.
Reviewing 22.214.171.124 (Oct 19, 2011)
- New Dolby Pulse AAC / HE AAC encoder
- LAME 3.99 MP3 encoder
- Automatic ReplayGain calculation
- ReplayGain "2.0": Original ReplayGain algorithm replaced with ITU-R BS.1770 (new standard, more accurate, faster)
- Ogg Vorbis codec improved and updated
- Internal sample rate converter set to highest quality mode
- Changes in Audio Converter internal behavior, making it faster in certain conditions
- Fixed AAC/HE AAC encoding problem in multi thread Audio Converter
- Updated Amazon Cover Art Search protocol to the latest version (old version will stop working on Feb 2012)
Reviewing 126.96.36.199 (Aug 29, 2011)
This is the best program out there for audio conversion/CD ripping. New version supports multi threading for modern processors and it has the best codec support. The developer is really on the ball with regard to feature requests and it is frequently updated. Well worth the money.
Reviewing 188.8.131.52 (Jun 9, 2011)
CDx does a pretty good job for me & it's free.
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Reviewing 2011.3 (May 3, 2011)
Someone mentioned Exact Audio Copy. I tried it and I was not a bit impressed. The damn program wanted me to locate lame.exe in my system. How the hell could I know where that was? Of course I was kidding. I knew where lame.exe was. It's somewhere in the ECDE's installation folder! Easy CD-DA Extractor didn't ask me to do anything after I forked over 47 USD. I like that.
Reviewing 2011 (Apr 8, 2011)
I am extremely pleased with the program. However, I tried to get a free program recommended in this tread "Exact Audio Copy ". I pressed the download and ended up nearly to install a program called FoxTab. I stopped in the last second. I even donated 10 $ to this seemingly scam site.
I tryed Easy CD-DA to convert my files from WMA lossless to MP3 320 mbit. It worked super, and I paid the fee to buy it.
Beware of some of the so called free programs, as they may be dangerous.
This used to be an awesome and very useful program. But I haven't handled a CD in about 2 years now, so kinda obsolete I guess.