Open Source digital audio CD extractor

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CDex is a free Audio CD ripper, extractor, and converter for various formats and encoders, e.g. MP3, AAC, WMA, FLAC, OGG, WAV, MP2, Musepack, Ape, VQF and many others. It features advanced jitter correction, ID3v2+v1 tagging, audio normalization, transcoding of compressed audio files, analog input recording and also meta tagging with CDDB and Musicbrainz. CDex has been translated to various languages.

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  • Easy to use interface
  • Media File Player
  • Create PLS and M3U playlist files
  • Advanced jitter correction
  • Supports the cdparanoia software extraction libraries
  • Support for many file formats/audio encoders (WAV, MP3, (Ogg) Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, APE, etc.)
  • Support for ID3 V.1 and V.2 tags
  • Support for normalization of audio files
  • Support for transcoding of compressed audio files
  • Support for Cuesheets
  • Support for Musicbrainz tagging
  • Support for freeCDDB
  • Support for recording from the analog input line
  • Support for on the fly encoding
  • Translations for various laguages
  • Lame MP3 encoder 3.99.5 - MPEG Audio Layer III (.mp3); FLAC encoder 1.31 - Free Lossless Audio Codec (.flac); Ogg Vorbis encoder - Ogg 1.3.2 and Vorbis 1.3.4 (.ogg .oga); Monkey's Audio encoder - Lossless Audio(.ape); Microsoft WMA encoder - Windows Media Audio (.wma)
  • Internal MP2 encoder - MPEG Audio Layer 2 (.mp2); Yamaha VQF encoder - TwinVQ (.vqf); Astrid / Quartex AAC encoder; Psytel AAC encoder; External Xing encoder; WAV output encoder; FAAC encoder - Freeware Advanced Audio Coder; FAAD2 decoder; Gogo-no-coda encoder; External musepack encoder; NTT VQF encoder; Windows MP3 encoder (Fraunhofer MP3 encoder); Windows WMA8 encoder


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