Updated: 24 Nov 2014

CDex is one of the most popular CD ripper/extractor out there. It comes bundled with the LAME MP3 Encoder, Ogg Vorbis, Monkey's Audio encoder, and provides support for various other encoders.
The media file formats supported by CDex are WAV, MP3, OGG, FAAC and APE.

Besides ripping and converting audio files, CDex can do CDDB query, ID3, ID3V2 field completion and automatic file naming, too.

The Compact Disc Database support (CCDB) allows you to view song details.

Other features that CDex offers are creating PLS and M3U playlist files, support for ID3 V1 and V2 tags, advanced jitter correction, supporting CD-Text, supporting the normalization of audio files, recording from analog input line, transcoding compressed audio files, supporting different CD drive types from various manufacturers and many others.

Needless to say, CDex couldn’t come without an included media player for previewing your music before saving the final output files. Editing options become more useful and easy to handle when you can check results.

CDex is being constantly updated, and its last versions included encoder updates, better configuration settings, improvements to CDDB querying, added new installer languages, updated CD-ROM drive offsets and added new installer languages. Moreover, CDex is completely free and open-source!

Even if it's not as popular as it used to be years before, CDex remains a reliable application whose performance is comparable to that of Exact Audio Copy (EAC), dBpowerAMP and EZ CD Audio Converter.

Compact and intuitive, this utility offers a lot more than audio CD ripping. Install CDex to your computer and you will easily be able to perform conversion, editing, playlist creation and file information viewing as well.

Changes in CDex 1.72:

- Encoder updates
- Updated to FLAC 1.30
- Updated to Ogg 1.3.2
- Updated to Vorbis 1.3.4
- Updated to FAAC 1.28 and FAAD 2.7
- Added missing encoder files
- Installer fixes
- Internal improvements
- Bug fixes

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