Ripping software

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by HellyHans, Apr 24, 2002.

  1. HellyHans

    HellyHans OSNN Addict

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    Hi, anyone know what I could use to Rip from .cda to .mp3 ? I know all the dam progs like audio catalys and whatever, but I want to know what you guys recommend.

    Thanks

    -=Helly=-
     
  2. AmarSingh

    AmarSingh Guest

    audiocatalyst/audiograbber works well for me
     
  3. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    I personally like MusicMatch
     
  4. HellyHans

    HellyHans OSNN Addict

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    Easy Cd-Da Extractor?

    What about the prg, Easy Cd-Da Extractor from poikosoft?
     
  5. dejav00

    dejav00 Guest

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    Thx Catch23...
     
  6. dijital

    dijital Guest

    i agree with catch. eac w/ lame encoder is the best setup
     
  7. AmarSingh

    AmarSingh Guest

    well audiograbber uses lame as well..thats what i use
     
  8. MiseryQ

    MiseryQ Guest

    check out MarvinTec's ACXtractor... It'll use GOGO, Lame or Blade encoding and bitrates from 64 to 320, of course...

    A little slow,,, 6.5X on my 40X using lame @ 160,,, But I still like it...
     
  9. l0g0ut

    l0g0ut OSNN Addict

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    some guy made the preconfigured installation of EAC and Lame... it's called SuperiorMP3... to start ripping just run EAC and after extracting the audio from the cd EAC will automatically pass the wave file to LAME for encoding.... great for batch job.... i spent half an hour to rip 12 cds.... let it run throughout the night....

    get it here... http://www.lidbom.net/superiormp3/
     
  10. Herkalees

    Herkalees Guest

    I use Easy Cd-Da Extractor from pokiosoft all the time and I love it... though I've never used anything else!
     
  11. dijital

    dijital Guest

    i've heard too many bad quality mp3s produced through audiocatalyst and audiograbber. i'd take eac w/ lame any day of the week over any of the others.
     
  12. Static 99

    Static 99 Guest

    I allways use CDex.

    Feature List

    Direct recording of multiple tracks
    Read track information from cdplayer.ini file
    Read track information from local/remote CDDB
    Jitter correction
    Indicates track progress and jitter control
    Normalization of audio signal
    Supports multiple drives
    Conversion of external WAV files
    Support for M3U and PLS play list files
    Best of all, it's free
     
  13. npfanz

    npfanz Guest

    Stick with easy cd-da extractor. LAME encoding (best quality), and I will guarantee it goes faster than any of the other ones.
     
  14. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    I know I'm gonna get a lot of flak for sayin' this, so here it goes...

    I think that with the exception of a few really bad rippers that are out there, the only reason that you think one is better than the other is because 1) you are used to it and 2) you want to believe that it sounds better, so it does.

    I know, I know, sacrilege you say. I work in pro audio and I'll bet that 95% of you guys (and girls) would not know the difference between cd, mp3 @ 128 using product "A" or mp3 @128 using product "B".

    Pretty much as long as the Lame or Frauhenoffer (sp?) codec is used, you should be alright. Remember, there are so many variables that go into play when doing anything with sound on a computer. The inside of your case is one of the most inhospitable places that sound can exist. and I bet that there is so much electrical interference in there that any advantage that any encoder has over the other is lost.

    Go ahead, let the floggings begin!!!
     
  15. l0g0ut

    l0g0ut OSNN Addict

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    i agree that most people won't even notice the difference in the sound quality between the LAME or Frauhenoffer encoder or AudioCatalyst and EAC... it's just that everybody wants the best so that we can brag about it... (though i never heard anybody says "My MP3 sounds better than yours")
     
  16. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Yea, audiocatalyst bites. I just use WMP for ripping and burning, and yes, it is possible to make MP3 (instead of WMA) using it.