Outstanding CD Ripper freeware – extract audio CD to MP3 | OGG | WAV

We’ve covered two similar apps: EAC and CDex, this time I’ll bring you another outstanding CD Ripper freeware – BonkEnc, which gives you the power to rip your audio CDs to MP3, WMA, WAV and other popular media formats. It has sleek interface and is easy for noobs, it’s stable and does what it promises, moreover, it’s open source.

BonkEnc supports Multi-core cpu, and supports the freedb and CDDBonline CD database. It can query song information and write to ID3v2 tags automatically.

Outstanding CD Ripper freeware – extract audio CD to MP3 | OGG | WAV

BonkEnc supports Windows 7 / Windows XP / 95/98/Me/2000/2003/Vista/Server 2008/NT.

Feature list

  • Converter for MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, WAV and Bonk formats
  • BonkEnc converts freely between all supported formats. No matter if you need WMA to MP3, MP3 to WAV, M4A to MP3, WAV to MP3 or any other conversion, BonkEnc supports any combination of formats.

  • Integrated CD ripper with CDDB/freedb title database support
  • The integrated CD ripper will convert your audio CDs to files on your hard disk. It supports all of the formats available for regular audio file conversion. BonkEnc can query the CDDB/freedb online CD database to find artist and title information prior to ripping. No need to enter track names manually.

  • Portable application, install on a USB stick and take it with you
  • BonkEnc can be installed on a USB stick or external drive so you can take it with you and use it on any computer. It will also store its configuration files on the portable drive. That way it will always start up with your custom settings.

  • Multi-core optimized encoders to speed up conversions on modern PCs
  • The MP3, MP4/M4A, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC and Bonk encoders integrated with BonkEnc make use of modern multi-core CPUs, so ripping and converting speeds get a real boost. You will save time and get the job done quickly.

  • Full Unicode support for tags and file names
  • BonkEnc provides full support for the Unicode character set. That way it can handle not only Latin scripts, but also Japanese, Cyrillic, Arabic or Indian. If you like music from all over the world, you can tag your files correctly.

  • Easy to learn and use, still offers expert options when you need them
  • BonkEnc’s user interface is designed to be intuitive so you will be able to use the basic features without any trouble. It still offers advanced options when you need them so you will be able to go beyond simple ripping and format conversion using BonkEnc.

  • Multilingual user interface available in 37 languages
  • BonkEnc comes with a multilingual user interface and is currently available in 37 languages.

  • Completely free and open source without a catch
  • BonkEnc is available for free without any adware or other foul things. However, the project relies on your support to be able to push the development further. If you like this software, please consider making a donation. Click on one of the icons in the donation section to the right to support the BonkEnc project with a donation.

Download BonkEnc from CNET or sourceforge.net.


One Response to Outstanding CD Ripper freeware – extract audio CD to MP3 | OGG | WAV

  1. Lilly says:

    I really like this software: http://www.smartcdripper.com. You can try it for free. It lets you rip CD with just a couple of clicks.