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Whats your favorite CD->mp3 app and why?

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July 6, 2003 8:39:33 PM

I am trying to decide on what application to use to convert my 200+ CDs to mp3s.

I want an application that will do the conversion, name the files and fill in all the tag information.

So I just what to know everyone favorite program and why they prefer it to the others.

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July 6, 2003 11:34:20 PM

My preference is for 'Exact Audio Copy (EAC)' with the 'LAME' encoder.
July 7, 2003 2:59:01 AM

My favorite one is <A HREF="http://www.cdex.n3.net/" target="_new">CDex</A>. It's fast, easy to use and free.
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July 7, 2003 5:33:56 PM

audio grabber with lame. you will not find anything better than lame as far as mp3 goes.

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July 13, 2003 4:37:51 AM

I am a big fan of open source so I have settled on CDex.

However I was disapointed to discover that it could not detect any of my CD/DVD-Rom drives!

It took me a good 20 minutes of searching the forums and FAQs until I discovered a setting that will tell it not to try to use ASPI.
to work best.

If I get bored I might download the source and see if I can write some code that will try each setting and default to the one with the most visible drives.
July 17, 2003 1:14:14 PM

I hate to sound lame, but seeing as most of my time in front of a computer is at work (buying a house makes home PC time harder to come by), and since it is a large corporation and there are standards (well, a few anyway) I have been using Windows Media Player. Before I get stoned to death, you can use one program to rip, listen and manage, and burn. And it is free. I know that it isn't the absolute best, and you have to "purchase" a plug-in if you really want MP3's and not wma files, but it does the job, and fairly quickly. So it is just an option. =o)

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July 23, 2003 9:10:58 AM

Cdex is the best so far, for me. (free and can extract cd audio up to 320kbps).

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July 24, 2003 6:24:59 PM

CDex, it, support Chinese T, free, frequentily update, user friendly.
I have written a tutorial for it, but in Chinese. Btw, convering 200+ CDs to mp3 takes a time and free spaces, and the quality is not good, compare with CD quality.


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August 5, 2003 1:19:51 AM

I like to use Winamp to play my Mp3's and i like to use MusicMatch to edit tagz, and burn (burns fast and east)...



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August 9, 2003 10:21:01 PM

But why mp3? Haven't you heard about ogg?
Ogg offers better quality at lower bitrate.
August 10, 2003 5:10:17 AM

maybe becuase mp3 is now the standard format for pc audio, and even in audio components, cd-mp3 support is added.

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August 12, 2003 1:36:22 AM

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