Codecs CDex

CDex CDex 1.93 for Windows

by Albert L. Faber

Avg. Rating 4.5 (226 votes)

File Details

File Size 19.2 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 188,240
Publisher Albert L. Faber
Homepage CDex

Publisher's Description

CDex is an application which is able to record audio tracks from a CD-ROM, and save those files to disk in a standard WAV file. CDex can extract the data directly from an Audio CD, which is generally a called an Audio CD Ripper or CDDA utility. It reads the digital audio data directly from the disc, which can be stored in either a WAV file or a MP3 sound file.

Latest Reviews

Karol Mily

Karol Mily reviewed v1.81 on Apr 26, 2016

What happeded to this program?

Why author does not react?

https://www.virustotal.c...f02/analysis/1461661722/

rhinohide

rhinohide reviewed v1.77 on Jan 18, 2015

I logged on to post a review that it turns out is exactly the same as that which Targaff has so eloquently already posted. I also was disgusted with the malware/adware that the developer has loaded his supposed "OpenSource" software installer with. I am also saddened by it. I usually look to opensource software as a good way to stay away from spyware, but having encountered this a couple of times lately, with CDBurnerXP and now CDex, I think there has to be a better way. I also acknowledge that developers SHOULD be paid for their work if their work is of value, and the free market is the best way to determine that value. I would prefer a payment model a little more like Google has created with their app store where a somewhat stripped down version of the app is usually free, and if you like it, you pay a few bucks for it to have the nagware removed. I say "a little" because a lot of the apps on the google store are loaded with adWare which, as stated above, I loath and think it absolutely the wrong way to go. I prefer TrialWare or a stripped down version that's free and pay to unlock the full version. I have turned away from buying many an app on the google play store because the adWare is so tiresome.

Targaff

Targaff reviewed v1.76 on Jan 6, 2015

CDex has been one of my staples for a long time - it's elegant and efficient, and just gets the job done. However, I have reduced its score by one star for each page of the 1.76 installer that was trying to infect my computer with the following:

-1 for Entrusted Search Protect, set to install by default
-1 for Optimizer Pro, set to install by default
-1 for MyRadio Player, set to install by default
-1 for GoodGame/Other Empire for Pokki, set to install by default

I don't see that any of this crap was present in the previous version. While I sympathise with the need for developers to obtain funding, going down the malware route is a guaranteed way to lose all of the good will that has built up, especially when, as previous posters have pointed out, there are perfectly good alternatives that haven't resorted to such tactics. If anything, a 1-star rating is generous for an installer that's as plague-ridden as this one.

Enlightenment

Enlightenment reviewed v1.75 on Dec 19, 2014

Exact Audio Copy has been the best since 1998
http://fileforum.betanew...-Audio-Copy/933567414/1

DrTeeth

DrTeeth reviewed v1.75 on Dec 17, 2014

Nice to see that development has started again on this best-of-class program.

scf

scf reviewed v1.72 on Nov 14, 2014

5 stars for CDex!

boaz

boaz reviewed v1.71 on Oct 24, 2014

I have been using this program for a couple of years. It works well, and is very reliable. And it's FREE. With NO adware or spyware.

Hall9000

Hall9000 reviewed v1.71 on Oct 22, 2014

This is one of those absolute must have programs. It's a gem, plain and simple.

Assirius

Assirius reviewed v1.70 Beta 4 on Nov 29, 2011

A bit spartan interface but it works smooth and no one should complain about it.
However if the interface/options would be redesigned... hehe

Morg

Morg reviewed v1.70 Beta 4 on Nov 24, 2009

I've switched to EAC for long term archiving and hifi listening some years ago (not because I hear differences, but because all the technical stuff in EAC seems more trustworthy), but to get some mp3s for simple listening (mp3 player), cdex is still the tool of my choice, because it's simple two clicks and done.

Avg. Rating 4.5 (226 votes)
Your Rating
Karol Mily

Karol Mily reviewed v1.81 on Apr 26, 2016

What happeded to this program?

Why author does not react?

https://www.virustotal.c...f02/analysis/1461661722/

rhinohide

rhinohide reviewed v1.77 on Jan 18, 2015

I logged on to post a review that it turns out is exactly the same as that which Targaff has so eloquently already posted. I also was disgusted with the malware/adware that the developer has loaded his supposed "OpenSource" software installer with. I am also saddened by it. I usually look to opensource software as a good way to stay away from spyware, but having encountered this a couple of times lately, with CDBurnerXP and now CDex, I think there has to be a better way. I also acknowledge that developers SHOULD be paid for their work if their work is of value, and the free market is the best way to determine that value. I would prefer a payment model a little more like Google has created with their app store where a somewhat stripped down version of the app is usually free, and if you like it, you pay a few bucks for it to have the nagware removed. I say "a little" because a lot of the apps on the google store are loaded with adWare which, as stated above, I loath and think it absolutely the wrong way to go. I prefer TrialWare or a stripped down version that's free and pay to unlock the full version. I have turned away from buying many an app on the google play store because the adWare is so tiresome.

Targaff

Targaff reviewed v1.76 on Jan 6, 2015

CDex has been one of my staples for a long time - it's elegant and efficient, and just gets the job done. However, I have reduced its score by one star for each page of the 1.76 installer that was trying to infect my computer with the following:

-1 for Entrusted Search Protect, set to install by default
-1 for Optimizer Pro, set to install by default
-1 for MyRadio Player, set to install by default
-1 for GoodGame/Other Empire for Pokki, set to install by default

I don't see that any of this crap was present in the previous version. While I sympathise with the need for developers to obtain funding, going down the malware route is a guaranteed way to lose all of the good will that has built up, especially when, as previous posters have pointed out, there are perfectly good alternatives that haven't resorted to such tactics. If anything, a 1-star rating is generous for an installer that's as plague-ridden as this one.

Enlightenment

Enlightenment reviewed v1.75 on Dec 19, 2014

Exact Audio Copy has been the best since 1998
http://fileforum.betanew...-Audio-Copy/933567414/1

DrTeeth

DrTeeth reviewed v1.75 on Dec 17, 2014

Nice to see that development has started again on this best-of-class program.

scf

scf reviewed v1.72 on Nov 14, 2014

5 stars for CDex!

boaz

boaz reviewed v1.71 on Oct 24, 2014

I have been using this program for a couple of years. It works well, and is very reliable. And it's FREE. With NO adware or spyware.

Hall9000

Hall9000 reviewed v1.71 on Oct 22, 2014

This is one of those absolute must have programs. It's a gem, plain and simple.

Assirius

Assirius reviewed v1.70 Beta 4 on Nov 29, 2011

A bit spartan interface but it works smooth and no one should complain about it.
However if the interface/options would be redesigned... hehe

Morg

Morg reviewed v1.70 Beta 4 on Nov 24, 2009

I've switched to EAC for long term archiving and hifi listening some years ago (not because I hear differences, but because all the technical stuff in EAC seems more trustworthy), but to get some mp3s for simple listening (mp3 player), cdex is still the tool of my choice, because it's simple two clicks and done.

Nighted

Nighted reviewed v1.70 Beta 4 on Nov 18, 2009

I would never use this but wanted to check it out for comparison.

Seriously guys, lose the "hybrid installer"...it's ridiculous. Binaries are just fine thanks.

infectiphibian

infectiphibian reviewed v1.70 Beta 4 on Nov 18, 2009

Still around! Nice and easy program.

darkpepe

darkpepe reviewed v1.70 Beta 4 on Nov 18, 2009

Yeah! Nice to see that this one is still being developed. Though nothing beats EAC in terms of quality, I still prefer to use CDex.

roj

roj reviewed v1.70 Beta 4 on Nov 18, 2009

Closer and closer - I can almost taste it...

roj

roj reviewed v1.70 Beta 3 on Nov 17, 2009

Get it done, get it out.

I'll use it! :)

FIVE stars.

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