best mp3 burn/rip software?

what do you guys recommend? all in one for high quality ripping and burning on my winxp!

what about musicmatch basic 7.0? enough?

thanks all!

peace outz!!!
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  1. A Plextor!
    If you want something cheaper, LiteOns aren't bad either.

    For ripping, I use AudioGrabber/Catalyst.

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  2. yeah i got a LiteOn! tops!

    aight aight, il try AudioCatalyst then!

    i dont like MusicMatch 7 Basic, and quite buggy on my XP platform, im currently using Easy CD-DA Extractor!

    peace outz!!!
  3. Windows Media Player?

    ..this is very useful and helpful place for information...
  4. I wouldn't recommend MusicMatch - too too overcrowded.

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  5. Too proprietary, IMHO.

    I really hate picking up a MP3 encoded with the Player that can <b>only</b> be played with the Windows Media Player.

    I prefer AudioGrabber in Win2K, myself. Or AudioCatalyst in older OS's. (Basically the same thing ... a very similar interface.) <i>Very</i> fast ripping, with virtually no errors. I've never had one, anyway.

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  6. I've used AudioCatalyst exclusively for about 4 years, and been happy with it every time I fire it up.

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  7. Absolutely,
    AudioCatalyst for ripping
    Nero for burning
    Plextor for hardware
  8. Plextor is overpriced, but they're good drives.

    I've got a Teac. Very nice drive.

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  9. Hey, what would you (the ones that use AudioCatalyst) say about <A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/guides/viewfaq.html?i=52" target="_new">this Anandtech FAQ</A>?

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  10. I use Windows XP too.

    The best program I'v had the chance of using for CD ripping/creating is "Easy CD-DA Extractor",
    until now it has been practically perfect, giving me no problems.
    and it's one of a few programs that doesn't need ASPI to work (Nero and FireBurner don't need it also) so you can use it on Windows XP without downloading some ASPI driver.
  11. AudioCatalyst belongs to Xing... it is known that their encoding is by far inferior when compared to other programs.
    There's a link to an article about this in btvillarin's
    post, you should check it out.
  12. im loving easy cd-da right now, but having problems that it cant burn some mp3s! depends on who ripped it using whatever mp3 encoder, easy cd-da audio creator stays on that mp3 while burning.. forever! making the audio cd useless after..

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  13. Quote:
    it is known that their encoding is by far inferior when compared to other programs.


    I've used it for a long time, I'm happy with the file size, speed of encoding and the quality. In what way is it inferior?

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    In what way is it inferior?

    I'm not really sure if Audiocatalyst is inferior to the method recommended in that Anandtech FAQ, but I just wanted to know if there's a big difference. Is it worth going through all of that if you could barely tell the difference? The CDs I've ripped sounds just fine using AudioCatalyst...

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  15. Agreed. I've been very happy with it, I see no reason to switch.

    I'll probably try Lame though.

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