EZ CD Audio Converter

EZ CD Audio Converter


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 1210 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.1.7
File Size:
34.75MB
Date Added:
July 02, 2014
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $39.00 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
19,866,933
Downloads Last Week:
480
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

EZ CD Audio Converter is an efficient tool that lets you burn or rip audio CDs and also converts files into multiple formats. The streamlined interface allows you to find the process you're looking for quickly and complete any task with ease.

Pros

Drag and drop: Adding files to burn or convert through this program is very convenient, as you can just drag and drop them into the interface's large main window. Files show up in a list and are then ready for whatever action you'd like to perform.

Speedy: This app works fast in all areas, but especially in ripping CDs. It searches through three different sources for metadata to match to the tracks and then imports and converts the selected files quickly.

Cons

Occasional freezes: The program did freeze up on us once during testing. But the problem resolved itself quickly, and it didn't happen again.

Bottom Line

EZ CD Audio Converter is a fast, convenient program for those who frequently burn or rip audio CDs. It's free to try for 30 days, after which you can purchase a full license for $39.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of EZ CD Audio Converter 2.1.7.

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  • All Versions:

    4.0

    out of 1210 votes

    • 5 star: 838
    • 4 star: 93
    • 3 star: 17
    • 2 star: 19
    • 1 star: 243
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  • 5 stars

    "Been using this for years. Still the best."

    January 20, 2014   |   By spammyu

    Version: EZ CD Audio Converter 1.3.4

    Pros

    Allows auto download of artist/album/cover photo, etc.
    Allows editing of a lot of metadata, including lyrics.
    Maker has been continuously updating the app for years and years.
    Always current encoders.
    Remembers most info if a cd has been encoded before.
    Unlimited license allows upgrades forever. (6 years and counting!)
    Version 2.0 is out now!

    Cons

    Freezes on rare occasion while entering text.
    There's a few more metadata entries I wish it included.
    Select a full column must be done with mouse clicks and drag.
    Could use multiple genre entries.

    Summary

    This app offers the greatest control and simplest interface for ripping cd's of any app I've tried. It also encodes very quickly. About 4 minutes per cd on a very up to date computer, using m4a at 256kbps, or mp3 vbr quality 1, and only consumes about 30% cpu usage.
    Unfortunately, it puts all cd's in a multi-disc set into 1 folder. The m3u file will sort them correctly, but I'd prefer a subfolder for each disc, especially for albums with a name for each disc. (eg: Tom Waits: Orphans - Brawlers, Bawlers, and Bastards) Also, will auto-download for lyrics ever be an option? And no bpm detection, or metadata field. Would be nice, but again, given what you pay, you get a whole ton of program, and they support it / update it very well.
    This program used to be called easy cd da audio extractor. They came out with about 8 new versions from when I bought it, and then switched name to ez cd audio, version 1, and now version 2. My "ultimate" key has worked all the way along - so super pleased about that.

    Updated on Jan 20, 2014

    Actually, it will sort multi-disc sets into sub folders. Just found the tag for that.

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  • 5 stars

    "Crystal clear ripper/converter/burner"

    August 18, 2013   |   By VickanSWEDU

    Version: EZ CD Audio Converter 1.2.3

    Pros

    Very simple to operate. clearly understandable interface. Automatically collects and assigns titles, artists, album, date of release, artwork etc with the click of a mouse. Product is crystal clear and good quality.

    Cons

    I'll let you know if I find one.

    Summary

    I loved it so much I got the full version and I've never been sorry. I'm keeping this great tool!

    Updated on Aug 18, 2013

    It converts all audio from my video files too. I am so impressed.

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  • 5 stars

    "Absolutely The Best And Easiest"

    July 13, 2013   |   By Smeaga31

    Version: EZ CD Audio Converter 1.2.3

    Pros

    It's great! Does everything one could imagine with audio. Rips, Converts, Tags, etc... This little gem can even extract audio from video files. This Has all of the major and some less known codecs. The sound is as good as any other I've tried and better than 80 percent of them. Can read and burn ISO files also.

    Cons

    None. I've been using one version or another for about 3 years now.

    Summary

    For the money this really can't be beat IMHO. I've tried the free ones but they just can't compare. The closest I've found for Free Is Fre:AC and it still isn't nearly as configurable as Easy CD-DA. This has all the bells and whistles put in a package that even most novices will find intuitive and practical. The resulting rips/conversions are of the utmost quality and free upgrades for life make this a true blessing for audiophiles and casual listeners alike.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great Windows 8 CD ripper audio converter"

    July 03, 2013   |   By Galle2

    Version: EZ CD Audio Converter 1.2.3

    Pros

    I gave this program a try. Worked flawlessly for me and it also had a GREAT CD maker program which I also needed.
    I also love the fact that you can create multi-profiles. I have one for me and one for my brother so I can save my music files where I want and save his music files where he wants just by clicking on the Profile name. You also have a variety of forms to save your file as (MP3, WAVE, ETC).

    Cons

    NONE!!!! NADA!!!! NOTHING!!!!

    Summary

    I tried at least 12 different CD rippers programs, free and pay, to see if they could meet my needs but all but this one failed my test. This is a great program and I would have even paid $50 for it.
    Bottom line: Give this program a try if your looking for a GREAT CD RIPPER AUDIO CONVERTER PROGRAM. You get 30 days to try it so you have nothing to lose. It also uninstalls cleanly if you should decide this program isn't for you.

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  • 5 stars

    "Best music converter I've tried !"

    June 27, 2013   |   By CeppoK

    Version: EZ CD Audio Converter 1.2.3

    Pros

    Fast. Easy. All automatic metadata from freedb, Music Brainz, GD3 databases. First 30 days free. Rips a CD fast. Converts music very very fast.

    Cons

    Definitely worth the price, includes free lifetime upgrades which is cool !

    Summary

    Fast ripper, super fast converter, good burner, all audio codecs out of the box. What else do you need ?

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  • 5 stars

    "Reliable, fast and extremely simple to use!!!"

    June 27, 2013   |   By poiko

    Version: EZ CD Audio Converter 1.2.3

    Pros

    Simple to use with cool and clear interface. You really don't need anything else for ripping and converting audio files... or burning music and data discs.

    Cons

    Nothing at all...

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  • 5 stars

    "Faster than any other converter gets tasks done faster"

    June 22, 2013   |   By SergeiMO

    Version: EZ CD Audio Converter 1.2.2

    Pros

    * EZ CD can use the full capacity of my Intel I7 CPU (quad core - hyperthreaded) for amazingly fast to convert my audio files (by using the parallel conversion with 8 threads)
    * Converted 300+ GB library from FLAC to HE AAC in few hours, much faster than any other program I've tried
    * Metadata capabilities are excellent and pasting cover art from webpages is extremely easy
    * CD Ripper and Disc Burner are also very easy to utilize

    I am very very satisfied with this product and I just bought the lifetime license for just 38 bucks.

    Cons

    No problems found

    Summary

    Best audio converter !

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  • 5 stars

    "Easy, Flexiple and Fast"

    June 18, 2013   |   By Jonathan_Texas

    Version: EZ CD Audio Converter 1.2.2

    Pros

    - Easy to use
    - Flexible output formats with a high variety of quality settings
    - Fast rips and super fast encoding
    - Easy to add metadata, album art, etc.

    Cons

    No cons. Nothing is missing.

    Summary

    EZ CD is the best software investment I ever made. Fast, flexible and a joy to use. Recently used it to rip about 250 cds in my collection. Works with out a hitch and makes high quality mp3s. Highly Recommended - Love the Lifetime upgrades!!

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  • 4 stars

    "Does a lot of things well but NOT EVERYTHING well."

    June 07, 2013   |   By Worf101

    Version: EZ CD Audio Converter 1.2

    Pros

    This program is great at audio conversion. I allows me to switch between format quite easily, which is what I originally bought it for.

    Cons

    Ripping is another story. I offers me a great many options when it comes to ripping which is great. Not only can I choose my format, but the level of rip-speed and disc scanning. But there are problems, I'm had numerous meta-data miscues, with albums being mis-identified etc... Also, I must admit it's probably due to my own igonorance but This ripper, unlike Windows Media Player, does not (or at least I've not learned how to make it) rip CD's as albums but individual files and it doesn't collect track data or display it as I'm used with WMP. After trying a few albums I went back to using WMP to rip with. Try as I might the instructions with this program are from hunger as well. Not enough detail.. period.

    Summary

    I don't know if you can do better, but you certainly can do worse. If you've a problem though don't expect much from their manual or email answers from their tech support.

    Worf

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  • 5 stars

    "Intuitive piece of software"

    June 07, 2013   |   By Kekko1

    Version: EZ CD Audio Converter 1.2

    Pros

    Well presented and easy to use. Fast conversion between different audio file formats with loads of settings although you don't need to use them if you're a novice like me.

    Cons

    None really.

    Summary

    I had tried a couple of other audio file converters before this program. One 'Free' program turned out to be free for a limited period and the other only allowed the user to convert five or so files at a time and was very slow. This program is completely free, allows large files to be converted (Such as in classical music), and the conversion process is very quick. There seem to be loads of options to tweak the settings but if you're a novice, like me, the program defaults seem to work just fine.It even has a CD ripper and a CD burner built in. I'm sticking with this and genuinely recommend it to all users.

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