Program to "rip" MP3's to my computer?

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  1. berklee46

    berklee46 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    Are there any good programs that will let me quickly convert a CD to MP3 files on my computer? My old machine had Audiocatalyst, but I don't have the program anymore.
  2. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
  3. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    I use CDex. Don't know if it's good or not. Wouldn't know a good one from a bad one, but it get's the job done.
  4. Ty McNeely

    Ty McNeely

    Mar 27, 2000

    Heck yes. CDex ROCKS. Best one I've found. MusicMatch jukebox (standard on Dell comps) is pretty good as well.
  5. berklee46

    berklee46 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    Thanks. The Musicmatch program came with my new iPod. I didn't realize it would let me covert CDs to MP3s on my hard drive as well as the iPod. :rolleyes:
  6. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    of course the best program for mp3(and various other formats) ripping and playing, is iTunes.

    which is coming to windows soon.
  7. I've had the best results using EAC ( for ripping to .wav and then using LAME (don't have a link handy) to encode to mp3. These days I rip to .wav and use Monkey's Audio lossless compression since I've got the hard drive space to burn. If you go this route (EAC + LAME), there are plenty of sites out there with information on getting everything set up.
  8. Ty McNeely

    Ty McNeely

    Mar 27, 2000

    Who'd you used to be, Dave? I've seen that avatar somewhere before, but can't remember your alter-ego:D

    On topic--
    I've used and liked EAC as well, but I didn't like it quite as much as CDex. Both are good programs that will get the job done:)
  9. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
  10. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    EAC is an amazing piece of software
  11. EAC + LAME is where to be

    Link is a collection of tutorials and links to the free downloads.

    Personally I love that EAC is "Postcardware" the writter just asks that you send him a local interest postcard :D How cool is that!
  12. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    It's good. Really good.

    I use EAC and CDex and CDex is better. It has LAME built-in so that saves you steps to get the best sounding MP3s.
  13. Hey, sorry about the late reply. I've been busy with studying and all that (I love abstract algebra)... but I digress. I used to go by "Da5id HeX" on here, but I decided to go ahead and lose the "elite kiddie" name. I think my avatar really points out the fact that I'm a math geek -- a label I'm totally comfortable with. :D
  14. Ty McNeely

    Ty McNeely

    Mar 27, 2000

    Yes! I couldn't remember. Good to see you in your "real" form, Dave:D
  15. slick519


    Aug 11, 2001
    Salem, Or
    please.... no... say it aint so!

    Why can't Apple keep iTunes special for macs!!!!

    well, i at least hope that a windows user has to pay for the windows version.......


    ::::Written on a mac :bassist: ;) ::::::
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