CDex is a free CD Ripper software, which allows you extract audio tracks from a CD disk easily. If you browse your audio cd with Windows Explorer, you’ll find that there are a list of .CDA files, each file’s size is only about 1KB, you can not save the audio tracks to your local harddisk with copy and paste command. To extract audio from cd, you must use a software, for instance, CDex, it could copy the audio tracks to your HDD, save the audio tracks in wav or mp3 format.
How to use CDex
First insert your cd disc to be converted into CD drive, then lauch CDex, it will detect automatically and display the audio tracks as a list, you can then select these tracks desired to be converted, you can use ctrl + click / shift + click to select multiple tracks. Then Press F8 to extract CD tracks to WAV files, or Press F9 to extract CD tracks to Compressed Audio File(MP3), you can set the bitrate of the output mp3 files in the configuration dialog( Encoding–Encoders ).
CDex allows you normalize volume when extracting audio tracks.
- Direct recording of multiple tracks.
- Read / store album information from/to the cdplayer.ini file.
- Read / store album information from/to a local and/or remote CD Database (CDDB).
- Support CD-Text (if your CD-drive supports it).
- Advanced jitter correction (based on the cd-paranoia ripping library).
- Indicates track progress and jitter control.
- Normalization of audio signal.
- Supports many CD-Drive from many manufacters.
- Conversion of external WAV files.
- Support for M3U and PLS play list files.
- Best of all, it’s free (GPL license, source code available).
- Serveral languages are supported.
CDex supports the following encoders:
- Lame MP3 encoder
- Internal MP2 encoder
- APE lossles audio format
- Ogg Vorbis encoder
- The Windows MP3 encoder (Fraunhofer MP3 encoder)
- NTT VQF encoder
- FAAC encoder
- Windows WMA8 encoder
CDex works on these Operating Systems: Windows 7 / Windows XP / Windows Vista /95/98/Me/2000/NT.