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Old 06-08-06, 12:13 PM
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Best Free MP3 program?

I got my wife and MP3 player, now I just need to transfer some of her CD's to MP3. What program do you suggest?
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Old 06-08-06, 12:32 PM
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iTunes.

Simply the best for managing and organizing mp3's even if you don't use an iPod (which I don't).

Some people say the sound quality of ripped cds isn't as good as other methods, but I can't tell a difference and would assume that only applies to the audiophile nerds.
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Old 06-08-06, 01:35 PM
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http://www.mp3-converter.com/cdda_xtractor.htm
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Old 06-08-06, 02:11 PM
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I have Nero 6. Can I use that? If so, how?
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Old 06-09-06, 10:16 AM
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Well, I used Nero Wave Editor last night. It worked okay, but took a bit longer than I was hoping. How long should I expect it to take to rip a song? I also downloaded Cdex(I think that's what it's called) that someone else suggested. Any thoughts?
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Old 06-09-06, 05:29 PM
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If you're looking strictly for convenience, I would agree that iTunes is the easiest. But the quality of iTunes' MP3 encoder leaves something to be desired.

If you care at all about sound quality, you'll use Exact Audio Copy for extraction, paired with LAME as the MP3 encoder. Both are free and will absolutely yield the best quality, period. Once installed and configured, they're very easy to use.

You can find instructions and links here: http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=101833
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Old 06-09-06, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by ESUguy
Well, I used Nero Wave Editor last night. It worked okay, but took a bit longer than I was hoping. How long should I expect it to take to rip a song? I also downloaded Cdex(I think that's what it's called) that someone else suggested. Any thoughts?
Don't use Nero Wave Editor. If you're hell-bent on using Nero, there is another part of the program for this sort of thing. I'm not in front of my home computer right now, so I can't tell you what it is.

But you have much better options than Nero. Exact Audio Copy, CDex and iTunes are all better choices.
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