CDex 2.24

5 from 5 Reviews

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 to CDex 2.24:

- Windows 10, Version 2004 fixes
- Several bug fixes

Reviews & Comments
CDex 1.70 beta 4
on 27 March 2010
I've been using CDEX from the very first release.

When the updates and newer versions stopped coming out I was disappointed but still found it to be the best one I could find even if I had to tweak it a bit to run properly.

This new version is everything I had hoped for in a new release and seems to have solved all the issues caused by being out of date in the older versions.
CDex 1.70 beta 3
Smoke Screen
on 15 November 2009
Wow,after years a new beta... Thought the development had stopped long ago but what a nice surprise it didnt. Great.
After i changed my OS from XP 32Bit to 7 64Bit im looking for a comfortable and stable audiograbber and this is it. I checked EAC and Bonkenc before i stumbled over this new beta of CDex.

Both programms have their flaws and instabilities that CDex simply not has. So far this is the best grabber i could my hands lay on. Bonkenc has three realy anyoing issiues that stopped me from using it:

1. i couldnt save my preferred settings for the lame encoder.
2. a audiocd is often not recognized if i put it in the drive after i opened the program
3. access to CDDB was a thing of luck.

In Cdex is can save my whole settings in a profile,a cd is always recognized and the access to CDDB is stable.
EAC was fine under XP but at least on my sys to unstable for practical use. Im sure both developers,for bonkenc and for eac get those issiues fixed in the future but so far the CDex is simply the best solution for me.
CDex 1.70 beta 2
on 14 March 2009
i've been using this program ever since i could remember doing anything with CD's and mp3's.
it's just got all the options i want and i can't seem to find another program that can do the same.