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bombadillo
03-10-2010, 10:49 PM
I used to use Nero burning ROM but just got a new computer with nothing on it. I may just buy a copy of Nero again but for now is there a favorite program for ripping my CD's into MP3's and what not on the new comp to burn later on?? I want something with no spyware and junk obviously. TIA

Ricky-Ray
03-10-2010, 11:03 PM
I mainly use Nero too but on a few computers I use this one and have no problems with it and pretty easy to use. http://www.freewarefiles.com/CDBurnerXP-Pro_program_9600.html

As for ripping CD's to MP3's I usually use iTunes. I just change iTune's default to MP3 and I'm all set.

AlliedArmory
03-11-2010, 3:32 AM
Hmm. I have always used Nero

smird
03-11-2010, 5:37 AM
You can do it with windows media player, if you're running a windows pc

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/mediaadvice/0080.mspx

joefrank64k
03-12-2010, 5:35 AM
I use iTunes and then set it to mp3 (as Ricky-Ray pointed out) and also CDex:

http://download.cnet.com/CDex/3000-2140_4-10055262.html?tag=mncol

http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/

sholling
03-14-2010, 8:57 AM
Exact Audio Copy (http://download.cnet.com/Exact-Audio-Copy/3000-2140_4-10125142.html?tag=mncol) is probably the best of the easy to use freeware rippers but it's a tad slow. However it can use mulitple processors and cores. The link is to CNET's download.com which assures it's malware free.

My personal favorite ripper isn't free. That's dBpoweramp Reference (http://www.dbpoweramp.com/) ($36). It does a great job of ripping, does a checksum to assure that the rip was error free, compares that checksum to the checksum others have generated to doubly assure it's error free, then files the rips on your hard drive according to a standard that you set, and automatically adds the MP3 tags. Access to the database for automatic tagging is free for 1 year and $5/yr after that.

I'm a total audio nut so I do something a bit different with my rips. I rip to the lossless FLAC format and store those for playing on my home audio systems. Then I use dBpoweramp Reference's batch converter to create a seporate folder of high bit rate MP3s for my MP3 player. dBpoweramp Reference even handles the creation of folders and subfolders.

rkt88edmo
03-14-2010, 9:12 AM
Exact Audio Copy

bigmike82
03-14-2010, 12:23 PM
Audiograbber is good, and free.

Bug Splat
03-14-2010, 2:29 PM
Zune software. My Zune was stolen but I still use the software for everything. It rips all my CD's and downloads all art and information about the album. Its so much nicer than itunes and Win Media Player.

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JDay
03-14-2010, 2:39 PM
Zune software. My Zune was stolen but I still use the software for everything. It rips all my CD's and downloads all art and information about the album. Its so much nicer than itunes and Win Media Player.

Only that rips everything to proprietary windows media format, no thanks.

JDay
03-14-2010, 2:41 PM
and also CDex:

http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/

This. Its not bloated.

Bug Splat
03-14-2010, 4:02 PM
Only that rips everything to proprietary windows media format, no thanks.

Uhhh no. I set mine to rip as MP3's. Its in the options. I ripped CD's for my son for is no-name brand cheap drug store $10 MP3 player.

bombadillo
03-15-2010, 9:17 PM
Ya know, I just went ahead and against everything I believe in fell for Itunes. Honestly it works great and does exactly what I want it to do very quickly. I have been so against it from day one but it works awesome so no complaints from me.

motorhead
03-17-2010, 11:48 AM
nero rules.

Corbin Dallas
03-17-2010, 8:23 PM
Sorry kids, nero blows...

I use PowerIso for ALL my burning needs CD and DVD alike.

Greatest thing about PowerIso, I can mount any ISO to a virtual drive and it acts like an actual drive.

Movie in ISO format? NO problem! Play it!!!

winxp_man
03-17-2010, 9:05 PM
if your using windows set the media player to rip MP3 and its a done and quick deal.....

gmbrdilos
03-20-2010, 3:32 PM
winamp or windows media player.