Audiograbber

Audiograbber

Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 217 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.83
  • Total Downloads:
    2,697,990
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 11, 2004
  • Price:
    Free

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  • Current Version

    3.6

    out of 17 votes

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    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 3
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    3.9

    out of 217 votes

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    • 4 star 37
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 4
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2 stars

"Does the job I wanted but not very user-friendly"

November 10, 2009  |  By Bkess

 |  Version: Audiograbber 1.83

Pros

It's free, and did what I wanted - copied a protected track from a CD without the protection.

Cons

An old program and not easy to learn. Had to play around trying different buttons to get it to do what I wanted. Should have tried Help!!

Summary

I wanted a particular track to affix to a Picasa slideshow but the source CD was protected. I downloaded Audiograbber and was able to copy the file without the protection and use it in Picasa.

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1 stars

"ARE YOU KIDDING ME?"

July 24, 2010  |  By Kit_W

 |  Version: Audiograbber 1.83

Pros

Not a single one because frankly, I don't speak the language.

Cons

Alright now, it's bad enough that it doesn't come with instructions but...does it have to be in a foreign language?
Literally.
I mean, is this German or Dutch or what???

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/4026/audiograbbersux.jpg

Summary

Pointless.
And yes, now there is a website for it but guess what...it's in a foreign language too.

Not appreciating you wasting my time CNET.
Not appreciating it at all.

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4 stars

"Great Program, works on XP"

July 07, 2010  |  By Syntheyes

 |  Version: Audiograbber 1.83

Pros

-audio playback during recording for USB record players that don't output (I haven't seen another program that can do this properly)
-Easy setup and recording

Cons

I can't find the options to set the audio quality. This could just be me though.
It doesn't seem to transfer recordings back to the main panel for me so that I can edit the track cut points, this would be a big plus.

Summary

For free you couldn't really expect as much as you get from this program.
I've used commercial programs that have problems dealing with USB record players and can't handle playing back sound simultaneously. (Sony USB turntable doesn't support sound out during USB recording, but the program allows for this quite well)

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5 stars

"Time Honoured App"

April 16, 2010  |  By LiamHay

 |  Version: Audiograbber 1.83

Pros

Makes no false or exaggerated claims or promises. Does exactly what it says on the can. Stable freeware that's stood the test of time...Over 10 years!

Cons

This app does exactly what it promises and it does it well.

Summary

I started using this app back in 1999 and I'm still using it today. It does exactly what it says on the can! I love the line in sampling feature and when plugged into Lame it gives the highest quality mp3s possible. The Freedb feature saves time and effort. I remember been so pleased with this app that I actually bought a copy before it went freeware. The guy who sold (Jackie Franck) was the developer and he was a really nice guy who gave personal support for his product. I can only say to those who bemoan this app is: what can you expect for nothing? This is over 10 years old and it still been downloaded and used???? If I made a program like this I would be as proud as punch!

Updated on Apr 16, 2010

To use the lame encoder just download and extract the "lame_enc.dll" (http://www.free-codecs.com/download_soft.php?d=5195&s=22) to the audiograbber folder (usually c:\audiograbber).
Restart Audiograbber, press the MP3 button and select the lame encoder from the drop-down list of internal encoders. Then select the quality of MP3 encoding you want. Happy ripping!!!

Updated on Apr 16, 2010

To use the lame encoder just download and extract the "lame_enc.dll" (http://www.free-codecs.com/download_soft.php?d=5195&s=22) to the audiograbber folder (usually c:\audiograbber).
Restart Audiograbber, press the MP3 button and select the lame encoder from the drop-down list of internal encoders. Then select the quality of MP3 encoding you want.

To use the Vorbis OGG download the latest dll from http://www.rarewares.org/files/ogg/oggvorbis-dlls1.3.1.zip
Extract it to the AudioGrabber folder and follow the instructions above.
I would be interested if anyone knows of any other encoders that can be used with this procedure?
Happy ripping!!!

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5 stars

"It took a little tweaking. Not much."

April 07, 2010  |  By babsarooney

 |  Version: Audiograbber 1.83

Pros

Very efficient. Quick. No muss, no fuss. It did exactly what I wanted it to do, which was to extract tracks from my old cd's.

Cons

I can't think of any. You may want to ignore it when it says it can't send the converted mp3's to your harddrive. Just right click and fire it there.

Summary

What can I say? It was free, and I'm thankful. If you like it uncomplicated, then this is the program for you. Works great on my older computer.

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4 stars

"Solid software, still seems to work OK..."

March 19, 2010  |  By beerslayer2000

 |  Version: Audiograbber 1.83

Pros

Simply one of the most reliable pieces of software I've ever used. Does exactly what it claims to do and does it fairly well.

Cons

Could use an update on general principles - no updates for several years. This could be both good (no bloat added) and bad (if it has any issues with modern OSes (Vista, Win7) or hardware). Also, as others have noted, interface is a bit dated.

Summary

Does what it says with little fuss and little bloat. Safe to use and easy to uninstall, although you probably won't want to. I know of nothing else in its price range (free!) that isn't crippled to the point of uselessness (FreeRip).

BTW, @lonesometwin: the website works fine. Perhaps you're trying to use the old website. The current site for Audiograbber is http://www.audiograbber.org and it is still active as of today (19-Mar-2010).

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5 stars

"Used extensively for recording both Sceduled & Manual"

March 19, 2010  |  By OnchmanMar10

 |  Version: Audiograbber 1.83

Pros

Very versatile, for setting up Scheduled recording,and Manual recording with controlled recording time. Type of recording choice between .wav or .mp3, with normalising as part of the process. Quality of .mp3 can be selected. CD ripping works well.

Cons

None that have caused me any concern, but it does take a little while to familiarise yourself with its capabilities.

Summary

Likes:- Ability to preset a range of Scheduled recording times, with appropriate Titles for each, the date & time of recording forms part of the title. With computer left on standby the Scheduled Tasks facility in Windows XP can be used to automatically launch Audiograbber for each recording. With a radio or other audio equipment connected to the Line In jack this provides a sophisticated recording facility.
Good control of recording levels using the built in Level Meter.
Ability to choose between .wav or .mp3 types of recording including selecting the quality of .mp3 to be used.
Conversion from .wav to .mp3.
CD Ripping works well, with the ability to control how the resulting recording is filed, to accomodate personal preferences.
Altogether very pleased with a very useful programme, which is used sveral times every week.

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1 stars

"I don't know because I have no idea how to use it."

March 06, 2010  |  By SLaureda

 |  Version: Audiograbber 1.83

Pros

I would like it a lot if I could figure out how to use it. I have a lot of cassettes I would like to record on cd's.

Cons

I have no idea how to use it because it didn't come with any user manual or any kind of instruction.

Summary

I don't know if I like it or not. I have no idea how to make it work.

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5 stars

"Better than we have a right to expect"

February 27, 2010  |  By lonesometwin

 |  Version: Audiograbber 1.83

Pros

It works perfectly and it's free.

Cons

Looks old, but ***?

Summary

What more do you guys want? OK it's old, and apparently unsupported but there's no more you need from a ripper, as long as you're on XP or less. The website no longer functions btw.

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5 stars

"Very Good Program"

February 26, 2010  |  By wmaden

 |  Version: Audiograbber 1.83

Pros

I have been using this program for quite some time now and best I recall I have never had one single issue of it ever not working correctly.
I Highly recommend it.

Cons

NONE as yet.

Summary

Pretty basic and works GOOD.
Does what it says it is supposed to do.

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3 stars

"Disappointed"

February 22, 2010  |  By mrsshapat

 |  Version: Audiograbber 1.83

Pros

Previous version worked great on window xp for many years

Cons

Can't get it to work on my windows 7 pc

Summary

Disappointed in the lack of windows 7 support

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General
Publisher Audiograbber
Publisher web site http://www.audiograbber.org
Release Date April 11, 2004
Date Added April 11, 2004
Version 1.83
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Rippers & Converting Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 442.02KB
File Name agsetup183se.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,697,990
Downloads Last Week 383
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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