FreeRIP 5.7.1

4 from 2 Reviews

FreeRIP allows you to extract audio tracks from CDs and to create output in the most popular formats.

Tracks extracted from audio CDs can be saved at CD quality using the WAV format or as various lossy and lossless formats.

The output formats supported by FreeRIP are MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG and FLAC.

Metadata is not neglected by this application either.

FreeRIP supports ID3 tags and it provides access to various databases, including the FreeRIP CD Database.

Tags can be edited and you can change album title, year, genre, artist and so on.

Audio information is retrieved automatically, and the included audio player allows you to preview your songs before conversion.

FreeRIP supports multi-track ripping, which means you can rip multiple tracks to a single file. The application allows you to choose the start and the end tracks, the output file name, the output format and tags.

Most important of all, FreeRIP is easy to use and fast. The contextual search button allows you to look for information about the selected track, and the ripping process is quick and simple. FreeRIP functions impeccably ad it doesn’t crash or display errors.

Other features that may attract your attention are adjusting audio tracks volume, the integrated support to create playlists in various formats (M3U, PLS, B4S, HTML and CSV) and the multi-language interface.

The latest versions of FreeRIP have been improved with an option to open output folder on rip end and with the ability to refresh the file list at the end of file dropping in converter/tagger modes.

FreeRIP is exactly what you need if you are looking for a reliable application to rip audio CDs and to obtain music in the format you prefer. The metadata support and the easiness of use are two additional features which strongly recommend this software tool.
Reviews & Comments
FreeRIP 3.61
on 15 October 2011
I don't know what rating to give so I put it in the middle. I'd used an earlier version of FreeRip for years and it had worked flawlessly, then a computer hiccup caused a problem that prevented me from opening the program. I did a Revo Uninstall, then downloaded this new version, and... Ugh.

It tried to bundle in a bunch of toolbars and search bars which I noticed just in time to uncheck - I hadn't on my desktop and ended up with a great gob of malware, necessitating a System Restore to correct. Then when I got it installed and used it, I found that those nice green progress bars that tell you both track and disc progress were gone. The program has been "improved" with a percentage readout that shows up across from the track title.

Moral of the story: Don't screw up something that works perfectly well on its own, for the sake of change for change's sake.

To my disgust, I've found so far that nobody has older versions of FreeRip available for download. Some will call it "3.2" or whatever, then download version 3.6.

So it looks like I'm going to have to search for a new CD ripping freeware program, and that's a shame because FreeRip had been a flawless program. Emphasis on tense.
FreeRIP 3.61
on 27 September 2011
I ripped almost a dozen of classic and pop music cd with EAC and FreeRip and listened them for many days for capture quality difference betwin the two programs.

Result: EAC privilege a robust sound in middle and low frequencies with highs not always crystalline and overall sound not a lot analytic between instruments sections.

FreeRip, contrarily, is extremely analitic and perfectly balanced in all sectors of audio spectrum and very near to original cd.

I think that FreeRip is the best ripper with a very natural sound. Do your comparison and enjoy your music.

Consider the best audio quality only, not others outsides of rip programs.