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EZ CD Audio Converter

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 1213 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    19,898,822
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 01, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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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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3 stars

"OK app. Absent support form people."

May 24, 2015  |  By artisan002

 |  Version: EZ CD Audio Converter 3.0.7

Pros

- It mostly does what it promises to.
- Support for many obscure files.
- Even offers bitrates to Apple's m4a that iTunes itself doesn't offer (without resorting to lossless).
- Generally above average quality to audio processing.

Cons

- App has history of hanging if there is a period in the file name before the file extension. Linux fans will laugh at this.
- Non-standard metadata formatting for "total tracks"; Instead of separating the track # and total tracks for an album, it puts them both in a single field divided by a slash. Not all players like this and metadata formats generally respond better to it being separated.
- In purchasing the app, you are given a long authorization key via email. NEVER LOSE IT, AS IT'S THE ONLY ONE YOU'LL GET.
- Either they are unavailable to answer emails, or they don't want to. I've been waiting for a month for them to respond to my request for assistance with a lost auth key. The app is otherwise useless to me.

Summary

It's still not quite the most intuitive ripper app out there. But, it certainly does it's job. It has a few hitches, which I would expect of GNU/freeware. I don't really expect them of paid-for apps, though.
E-mailing them for help has proven useless. After losing the email with their authorization key, I've looked for assistance on Poikosoft's website with no success so far. No attempts to gain help from them have worked out; following their own directions for gaining assistance has resulted in being ignored. At this point, I've given up on waiting and have researched competitors.
In that time, I've also found research on signal clarity among audio apps [from professional workstations down to rippers/converters]. While EZ CD Converter performs pretty well, the audio quality study shows that dBpoweramp performs quite a bit better. Product authorization isn't dependent upon a single issuance of an auth key, either. In terms of total capability, dBpoweramp is also superior, and now more than $20 more than EZ CD. No idea if they're more responsive to e-mails, but they can't be any worse.

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5 stars

"Best all-in-one audio converter ripper burner"

April 01, 2015  |  By jacob.steinb

 |  Version: EZ CD Audio Converter 3.0.2

Pros

For me this is the best all-in-one music handling software. It does just about everything you need, and does it very well. I like it because I only need to have one program.

Interface is intuitive and very easy to use. Ripper, Converter, Burner are all fast and fun to use.

Cons

None that I've encountered

Summary

This is the best Audio Converter that just works, fast, and easy.

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3 stars

"Didn't work except when it did"

March 10, 2015  |  By Charly J.

 |  Version: EZ CD Audio Converter 2.8.1

Pros

Reasonably reliable metadata database searches, simple to use once you get your bearings, easy to make personal changes to metadata.

Cons

Crashed *repeatedly*, wouldn't release my microSD card even though the program was closed, resulting in a corrupted card.

Summary

Simple and reliable metadata editor, but I've been attempting to repair microSD card for hours now and am a little bitter about that.

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.1.1
General improvements. Codec updates. Bug fixes. Performance improvements.
General
Publisher Poikosoft
Publisher web site http://www.poikosoft.com
Release Date September 01, 2015
Date Added September 01, 2015
Version 3.1.1
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Rippers & Converting Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 42.89MB
File Name ez_cd_audio_converter_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 19,898,822
Downloads Last Week 283
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $39.95

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