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[[Image:CDex.png|thumb|256x256px|CDex.]]
 
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'''CDex''' is a free open source audio CD ripper. This has been my go-to CD ripper for years now.
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'''CDex''' is an [[open source]] audio CD ripper which uses an unobtrusive [[nagware]] model. This has been my go-to CD ripper for years now.
  
 
Supported Audio Formats: [[AAC]], [[APE]], [[FLAC]], [[MP2]], [[MP3]], [[MPC]], [[OGG]], [[VQF]], [[WAV]], [[WMA]]
 
Supported Audio Formats: [[AAC]], [[APE]], [[FLAC]], [[MP2]], [[MP3]], [[MPC]], [[OGG]], [[VQF]], [[WAV]], [[WMA]]
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===Bad===
 
===Bad===
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* CDex's installer is mildly dishonest and tries to install Avast Antivirus by default. You just need to uncheck it.
 
* When selecting the meta tag for genre, you're forced to pick from their pre-defined list. So, unless you have basic taste, you'll have to change the tag after the fact.
 
* When selecting the meta tag for genre, you're forced to pick from their pre-defined list. So, unless you have basic taste, you'll have to change the tag after the fact.
  
 
===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===
* None.
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* Nothing.
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
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[[Category: Useful Software]]
 
[[Category: Useful Software]]
 
[[Category: Windows Software]]
 
[[Category: Windows Software]]
[[Category: Free Software]]
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[[Category: Nagware Software]]
 
[[Category: Open Source Software]]
 
[[Category: Open Source Software]]

Revision as of 09:16, 15 October 2019

CDex.

CDex is an open source audio CD ripper which uses an unobtrusive nagware model. This has been my go-to CD ripper for years now.

Supported Audio Formats: AAC, APE, FLAC, MP2, MP3, MPC, OGG, VQF, WAV, WMA

Review

Good

  • It has a no-nonsense interface.
  • It supports ripping into several formats, including FLAC.
  • It has support for CDDB for easy tagging.
  • It has pretty good jitter correction, and was able to salvage songs that my CD player couldn't read.

Bad

  • CDex's installer is mildly dishonest and tries to install Avast Antivirus by default. You just need to uncheck it.
  • When selecting the meta tag for genre, you're forced to pick from their pre-defined list. So, unless you have basic taste, you'll have to change the tag after the fact.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Links

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