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FairStars CD Ripper

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Easy and Quick"

    August 5, 2011  |   By The-Critic

    Version: FairStars CD Ripper 1.50

    Pros

    Stick a CD in and (if you have the Internet) your titles get automatically updated. Press the "extract" button and away it goes. You have the option of different output formats (MP3, Wav, ADA, etc.) and you can select your destination directory.

    Cons

    I couldn't find anything wrong with it; hence the 5-star rating.

    Summary

    With all the built-in features which also includes a player, you can not pick a better extractor. And don't forget: it is free (there is an option to donate towards it's development).

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Does it work? I have no idea."

    July 17, 2011  |   By R0b0td0g

    Version: FairStars CD Ripper 1.50

    Pros

    Unknown. I'd have to be able to use it in order to find out.

    Cons

    I put in a CD, open the program, and got an error message that it couldn't find any CD/DVD device. Can't find any option or setting to choose/locate a disc drive to use. ZERO tech support, so I can't even troubleshoot.

    Summary

    Either completely broken or just an advert for a paid program that's mislabeled as being a program in itself.

    It looks like it would be simple & easy to use, if only I could get that far. There are lots of settings for OUTPUT (quality, naming, location, features of the file it makes), but virtually nothing for INPUT (the cd & drive it gets the song from).
    It's probably a very simple matter with just some small setting I have to adjust once, but there's no telling what that setting is. The program has no real tech support, the Help menu has a FAQ with *only one* question in it ("Is this program Free? Yes, it's freeware and doesn't have any adware."), and a link to the website, which doesn't say much more. Absolutely no info on troubleshooting problems. The initial error message suggests a link where I can download ASPI drivers (whatever that is), but they aren't listed as being Win Vista/7 compatible. The only other option is an e'mail address for the program's maker.

    Honestly I think this program is kind of a scam; like a demo or preview intended to convince people to buy the premium version, except this free version doesn't actually do anything. At all.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Wasn't easy to set up"

    June 1, 2011  |   By chjp3

    Version: FairStars CD Ripper 1.50

    Pros

    Looks funtional

    Cons

    Difficulty in finding source data to rip.

    Summary

    To be determined.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Amazing Software!"

    November 21, 2010  |   By guardianhosting

    Version: FairStars CD Ripper 1.33

    Pros

    Superfast install w/no crapware. Opened the software, put in the CD which it automatically loaded. I clicked the format I wanted (MP3), the download folder, & 5 mins later a 20 track CD was converted with no audio loss. Best out there by far!

    Cons

    None. Super Easy, Super Fast and no CRAPWARE!

    Summary

    I only give a review on very bad software or very good. This is not only a very good software but excellent in every way. Highly recommended to all and not often I say that!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Easy to Use and Reliable"

    November 9, 2010  |   By rtmus

    Version: FairStars CD Ripper 1.33

    Pros

    I have put 40 to 50 CDs through v1.33 and it has performed very well. Access to CD and track title database works well with features allowing the user to change genre and other labeling options for your particular library filing preferences.

    Cons

    One minor thing about initial track reading may require an extra "click" on the radio button to persuade the program to read the next CD inserted, thus clearing the previous Cd's track list. Once this is done, no problems.

    Summary

    I'm looking to complete my entire CD collection with this software. I particularly like the labeling features and the program is not overwhelming for the average user. I can also listen to music I just transferred using my favorite AIMP player and surf while both of these are running on my somewhat mediocre 2.0Ghz PC without any hangs or slowdowns.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Does what it says on the tin!"

    March 25, 2010  |   By kenmavis

    Version: FairStars CD Ripper 1.31

    Pros

    Easy to use & works

    Cons

    Nothing to dislike

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Not for audiobook cd book ripping"

    February 19, 2010  |   By nievka

    Version: FairStars CD Ripper 1.30

    Pros

    Works for songs or anything not needed to be ripped sequentially

    Cons

    Can't get the program to rip the audiobook fils sequentially

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It works great and it's FREE!"

    December 19, 2009  |   By rustywrightnm

    Version: FairStars CD Ripper 1.30

    Pros

    It accesses an on-line database to identify the CD and all of the tracks. The MP3 output quality is adjustable.

    Cons

    None that I can find.

    Summary

    This software works better than the software I paid for.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "This CD ripper works GREAT!"

    August 26, 2009  |   By rustywrightnm

    Version: FairStars CD Ripper 1.29

    Pros

    This ripper lets you choose the format (wav, mp3, wma, etc) to use and even lets you select the bitrate (where appropriate). It will get information from the internet on the CD you are ripping, IF YOU WANT IT.

    Cons

    I haven't found anything yet.

    Summary

    I use this ripper all of the time and it's FREE!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works Great on XP Pro, lots of options."

    June 23, 2009  |   By tvolkmann80

    Version: FairStars CD Ripper 1.27

    Pros

    Sucessful CDDB Query in 2 seconds. Selectable output file type and bitrate. Automatic ID3 tag generation. Customizable file name format. Ripped tracks faster than windows media player. Optional auto volume leveling. Intuitive user Interface.

    Cons

    none I have found

    Summary

    I couldnt imagine a CD Ripping software that would be better than this.. and its free. FairStars got it right with this one. Ive tried many others and they are garbage compared to this. Half the others on CNET wont install or wont access CDDB.

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