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Express Rip CD Ripper

Free
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
out of 91 votes out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.97
  • Total Downloads:
    366,841
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 28, 2014
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Express Rip is a refreshingly functional and well-designed piece of software for extracting audio from compact discs and converting them to MP3 files.

The program's interface is attractive and intuitive, with graphical buttons representing its major features. We inserted a CD and the program immediately connected to the MusicBrainz database and grabbed the track names and other album information. Ripping the CD was as easy and choosing a destination folder and choosing from among 21 output formats. The program quickly ripped the tracks and saved them appropriately. To be honest, Express Rip doesn't have a ton in the way of features; users can adjust the encoder settings if they want, and the program gives users a choice between MusicBrainz and FreeDB for album information. There are a few other basic items that can be customized, and that's about it. But we don't love Express Rip for its multitude of features; we love it because it's easy to use and does what it's supposed to do, which is a lot more than we can say for many similar programs. It also has an online Help file that is well-written and thorough, another rarity. We think this program is a great choice for users who need a basic but well-designed CD ripper.

Express Rip is free. The program installs a desktop icon without asking and leaves a folder behind upon removal. We highly recommend this program to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.4

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star 5
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 91 votes

    • 5 star 32
    • 4 star 20
    • 3 star 15
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 14
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4 stars

"Worthwhile Conversion Software"

October 28, 2015  |  By pekiwa

2015-10-28 18:16:19  |  By pekiwa

 |  Version: Express Rip CD Ripper 1.97

Pros

Fast, efficient, error-free conversions

Cons

Inaccurate online databases

Summary

Highly recommended!

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5 stars

"Problem-free after using for many years"

October 21, 2015  |  By grahamhuntington

2015-10-21 05:58:39  |  By grahamhuntington

 |  Version: Express Rip CD Ripper 1.97

Pros

Fast. Easy to set up preferred naming style for tracks and album. Uses two databases to get track names - very rare that they are not found.

Cons

Not really found any.

Summary

Highly recommended.

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4 stars

"Prettiest, no. Best, yes."

September 09, 2015  |  By slimfatlips

2015-09-09 21:04:26  |  By slimfatlips

 |  Version: Express Rip CD Ripper 1.97

Pros

Small, fast, problem-free, no junk programs trying to install, intuitive. Best I've used yet.

Cons

Ok, it's ugly.

Summary

I recc'd it to you.

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2 stars

"THIS IS NOT FREE"

May 09, 2015  |  By RusselB65

2015-05-09 23:46:56  |  By RusselB65

 |  Version: Express Rip CD Ripper 1.97

Pros

My anti-virus and malware programs didn't detect any viruses or malware, as reported by others.

Cons

When I see that a program is free, I expect it to be free for as long as I wish to use it. I don't expect to see a nag screen after only a few CD's being ripped. I also don't expect the program to not work unless the requested information in the nag screen (namely a registration key) has been entered.

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1 stars

"Bad product does not do what it's supposed to"

April 14, 2015  |  By garjunm

2015-04-14 22:42:35  |  By garjunm

 |  Version: Express Rip CD Ripper 1.97

Pros

The database which rips the audio cd

Cons

Clicking sound instead of tracks

Summary

Don't buy this. I just wasted 30 bucks...

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5 stars

"What I have been looking for for a long time"

April 03, 2015  |  By Bart Van Lijsebeth

2015-04-03 07:05:04  |  By Bart Van Lijsebeth

 |  Version: Express Rip CD Ripper 1.97

Pros

Does exactly what it is made for : ripping audio CD's to my NAS in an excellent sound quality .Very user friendly which I appreciate since we are not all computer specialists as some other producers of software apparently suppose.

Cons

No disadvantages discovered yet.

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5 stars

"Job Done. File downloaded EASY as"

February 13, 2015  |  By IMNSHAG

2015-02-13 14:37:30  |  By IMNSHAG

 |  Version: Express Rip CD Ripper 1.97

Pros

Relatively Easy to use

Cons

Needs an Automatic ( or better default Folder/file creation)
Could really do with a Track Naming Function for Homemade CD's

Summary

Not convinced this is the Final product I will use (700+ cd's to do) but it will make the Finals

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5 stars

"Works. I don't know what others are complaining about."

January 17, 2015  |  By TenchyMuyo2

2015-01-17 14:02:58  |  By TenchyMuyo2

 |  Version: Express Rip CD Ripper 1.97

Pros

Rips CDs just like WMP, only it uses a more up-to-date database for track names.
I just got The Last Starfighter by Intrada which just came out. WMP can't find the tracks, but this program did with no problem.
It also has several output extension and quality settings.

Cons

None that I could find.

Summary

An excellent alternative to Windows Media Player for ripping CDs.

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5 stars

"This product works like a charm!"

December 26, 2014

2014-12-26 14:51:00

 |  Version: Express Rip CD Ripper 1.97

Pros

Fast and easy to use. CD information from the internet is accurate. And the best part: it's free!

Cons

None so far

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1 stars

"Gives me virus and use bad database"

December 18, 2014

2014-12-18 22:57:01

 |  Version: Express Rip CD Ripper 1.97

Pros

Very easy to use.

Cons

The sw gives me malware and spyware (detected by symantec)

Summary

Dont install this!!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.97
New Release
General
Publisher NCH Software
Publisher web site http://www.nch.com.au
Release Date August 08, 2014
Date Added August 28, 2014
Version 1.97
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Rippers & Converting Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista/7/8, CD or DVD disc drive
Download Information
File Size 513.07KB
File Name ripsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 366,841
Downloads Last Week 498
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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