Supporting Products

 
 

Windows 9x/NT
CD Rippers

The following programs are CD Rippers that either have support for
BladeEnc.dll or BladeEnc.exe (or both) for on-the-fly-encoding.

Note: Some modern CD-drivers support CD-Ripping through normal
drag'n-drop in Windows, so it might be worth checking out the
latest drivers for your CD-Rom.


 



 
 
 
 

Audiograbber
  Author: Jackie   Version: 1.40 beta
  Homepage:  http://www.audiograbber.com-us.net/
Description: This is a very popular CD-Ripper. Feature filled, but with a nice and easy user interface.
Features Drawbacks
  • Too many to mention, visit the homepage instead for a complete list.
  • Nice and easy user interface.
  • Shareware, requires registration for full version.

 
 
 
CD-Copy
No picture yet.   Author: Markus Barth   Version: 4.700
  Homepage:  http://www.cdcopy.sk/
Description: CD-Copy is extremely feature filled and is definitely more than just a CD-Ripper! It includes everything you need for ripping, encoding, naming tracks, tagging information, printing sleeves and cut your own CDs!
Features Drawbacks
  • Too many to mention, visit the homepage instead for a complete list.
  • Shareware, requires registration for full version.
  • Loads of strange features makes it somewhat hard to handle before you have gotten used to it.

 
 
 
CDex
No picture yet.   Author: Albert Faber   Version:
  Homepage:  http://members.tripod.com/~cd2mp3/
Description: This CD-Ripper doesn't have the amount of features that you've gotten to expect from the rest of them, but it's completely free and works well.
Features Drawbacks
  • Freeware, no registration needed.
  • CDDB and cdplayer.ini support.
  • Jitter correction.
  • Doesn't seem to work with quite as many CD drives as the rest of them.

 
 
 
Easy CD-DA Extractor 3
No picture yet.   Author: Jukka Poikolainen   Version: 3.0.1
  Homepage: http://www.poikosoft.com/cdda/
Description: Another very good and feature filled CD-Ripper. This one has probably the best ID3V2 support of them all.
Features Drawbacks
  • Too many to mention, visit the homepage instead for a complete list.
  • Very good ID3V2 support.
  • Shareware, requires registration for full version.

 
 
 
Exact Audio Copy (EAC)
No picture yet.   Author: Andre Wiethoff   Version: v0.81 beta
  Homepage: http://studserver.uni-dortmund.de/~su0165/eac.html
Description: This ripper is not very well known but it really deserves more attention than it has received. First of all it's free to use (you should send him a postcard if you use it though) and supports CDDB. But the real killer feature is that it can guarantee the quality of the output! You no longer need to listen through all the files in order to be sure that you didn't get a glitch or something, if the result window says that a track was ripped at 100% quality you can be sure it was! This is done by reading each sector at least twice and comparing the results. If they don't match the sector is read 16 more times to gather some more information and if EAC still isn't sure which result is the right one it keeps on reading it until it either finds it or have read the same sector 82 times, in which case it proceeds to the next sector and reports a possible quality degradation. The downside of this technique is that some severely scratched CDs can take hours to read, but you always gets the best possible results. Thanks to this technique you can also use your computer while ripping (although it gets a bit sluggish) without having to worry about bad quality. Highly recommended!
Features Drawbacks
  • The only (?) windows CD-Ripper that can guarantee 100% perfect output!
  • Postcardware. Free to use, just send the author a postcard if you like it.
  • CDDB-support.
  • Rip while you're doing other things as well on your computer.
  • Is slower than the other CD-Rippers since it reads each sector at least twice to ensure quality.
  • Might slow down to a crawl if it finds loads of errors on a CD or if your CD-Drive is a bad one. :(

 
 
 
CD'n'Go!
No picture yet.   Author: Jose Mejuto   Version: 1.20
  Homepage: http://move.to/cdngo
Description: I don't know much of this program since I haven't tested it myself yet, but from what I can read on the homepage it looks promising and it supports BladeEnc.dll
Features Drawbacks
  • Freeware, no registration needed.
  • CDDB Support.
  • ID3 support.
  • None that I know of.

 
 
 
AKRip
No picture yet.   Author: Andy Key   Version: 0.5
  Homepage: http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Byte/7125/
AKRip is a free commandline based ripper, i.e. just like BladeEnc it doesn't feature a graphical user interface. Instead you have to enter commands to it from the DOS-Prompt. I haven't had the chance to test it yet, but it supports BladeEnc.dll and comes with complete sourcecode, just in case you want to play around with it.
Features Drawbacks
  • Freeware, no registration needed.
  • Jitter correction.
  • Comes with sourcecode.
  • Commandline based, making it easy to include it in scripts like BAT-files.
  • The commandline based interface makes it harder to use for the beginner.