Free CD Ripper

Free CD Ripper

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 185 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,386,945
  • Date Added:
    February 03, 2012
  • File Size:
    7.02MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    719
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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This program proves you can still get a decent CD-ripping application without spending any money. The program's stylish main window is not only attractive, but also very functional, with large, clearly labeled icons for all actions.

The program lets you extract files into most popular formats including MP3 and OGG formats, as well as WMA and WAV. Further you can convert the files between these formats. Still, we were glad to find the utility can rip files using the space-efficient VBR compression scheme. This program comes complete with powerful feature-rich recorder included in the package. The output format for the recorder can be pre-set. The user has to select WAV, WMA, MP3, or OGG file as the output and set the quality as desired. However, since you have to keep pressing play every time you want to hear a new track, we don't recommend using it as a dedicated jukebox app.

In our tests, the program performed all the functions flawlessly when run under Windows 2000. As soon as we tried to test it under Windows XP, the application crashed and sometimes it crashed the OS too. Under Windows 2000 the app demonstrated good speed, making it easy for us to recommend this app for Windows 2000 users only who are on the hunt for a quality, cost-free CD-extraction solution. If you are Windows XP users, keep away from this program.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    1.3

    out of 16 votes

    • 5 star 0
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 14
  • All Versions

    2.9

    out of 185 votes

    • 5 star 61
    • 4 star 27
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 11
    • 1 star 75
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1 stars

"Worst possible"

April 12, 2014  |  By vinaylakgmail

 |  Version: Free CD Ripper 3.1

Pros

Nothing PRO to write about. Didn't serve its purpose at all. Class not registered error popped up.

Cons

Full of spyware/malware. I removed it when it just kept giving me errors. But after uninstall, I started getting this pop up asking me to do a free online backup. I contacted Norton support and was informed that it must have come bundled with the CD ripper.

Summary

CNET editor reviews were something I used to rely on to get the exact picture about the software quality. Seems like I was asking the wrong person. Shall be more cautious with your editor reviews in the future.

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1 stars

"Look elsewhere"

December 18, 2013  |  By hateucnet

 |  Version: Free CD Ripper 3.1

Pros

Fast download

Cons

Pop-ups, doesn't work, more pop-ups, close, more pop-ups, uninstall.

Summary

If you like headaches and look forward to not getting done what you set out to do this program is great!

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1 stars

"don't waste your time."

November 13, 2013  |  By humilulo

 |  Version: Free CD Ripper 3.1

Pros

it was free.

Cons

numerous things to decline to. maybe 5 to 10 things to be careful of in the installer. then when i did try to run the program, about 5 error messages popped up before the program window showed up. i then clicked close, then uninstalled the program, and am now writing this review. wow, i don't ever remember a program that sucked so bad when i just tried to run it for the first time.

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1 stars

"Didn't Work at All."

September 20, 2013  |  By Bluespanner

 |  Version: Free CD Ripper 3.1

Pros

I cant say because it didn't function.

Cons

Downloaded this on the strength of the reviews. Installed it then got various error messages. Uninstalled and downloaded again to be sure. Installed again, same thing. Then when the interface did come up it didn't recognise the cd drive. Plus it takes you to a web page advertisement. This seemed to open up several browser windows with the advert on. That I wouldn't mind if I could get the program to function. I'm not a newbie I've been playing around with computers since before windows came along and I keep my laptop seriously ship shape, so I'm afraid as it stands I can't recommend this software at all. (running Win 7 fully updated. AVG and Private Firewall)

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3 stars

"Ok, trial is 13 days, not 30 days"

August 26, 2013  |  By dempsta

 |  Version: Free CD Ripper 3.1

Pros

seems to work ok

Cons

trial not as advertised
I just downloaded and got started using it and it has already shut me down after less than two weeks.

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1 stars

"SPAM!!!! DO NOT DOWNLOAD"

May 25, 2013  |  By Silvermaen

 |  Version: Free CD Ripper 3.1

Pros

I don't know.. This download installed so much spyware and adware and I had to spend two hours getting rid of it, so I don't know if this is any good or not. I don't recommend trying it at all.

Cons

SPAM adware, spyware, toolbars that I didn't approve of. DO NOT DOWNLOAD

Summary

SPAM!!!! DO NOT DOWNLOAD

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1 stars

"Wholly useless!"

March 29, 2013  |  By danny4101

 |  Version: Free CD Ripper 3.1

Pros

I got a chance to kill 20 minutes waiting on my dinner to cook.

Cons

It doesn't work. It will not recognize my cd/dvd drive. Oh yeah, IT INSTALLS ADDITIONAL SOFTWARE.

Summary

CNET, I am disappointed. You really dropped the ball on this one. Allowing adware right on through was really the killer for me.

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1 stars

"Worthless application and waste of time!!!"

February 02, 2013  |  By dbrown020213

 |  Version: Free CD Ripper 3.1

Pros

There are no pros, I'd give it negative stars if I could. It also installed another "coupon" program in the background. Useless and deceptive.

Cons

Same issues as everyone else. CNET "editors" rating is a joke. This app will not detect either drive on my pc. I get the same Class Not Registered error, and yes, whe you exit the stupid app, it open up a browser to a stupid www.focussoft.net.
CNET is basically pushing a known malware application.
Great monitoring CNET editors, thanks for the heads up.

Summary

Total waste of time. As others have said, do not download this POC. You will spend quite a bit of time cleaning up after it, and still have files to convert. Total waste of time.

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1 stars

"Useless - Does not detect CD drive on PC"

January 30, 2013  |  By KewlKat007

 |  Version: Free CD Ripper 3.1

Pros

No pros at all.

Cons

Does not detect CD drive on my PC.

Summary

Using Windows Vista 64-bit. Start the program up and at the top it stays it does not detect any CD or DVD drive. I can't use a program like this if it doesn't even see my drive.

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1 stars

"Class not registered, waste of my time"

January 08, 2013  |  By Cosmichrist

 |  Version: Free CD Ripper 3.1

Pros

none, it crashes after install

Cons

it crashes

Summary

blah

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.1
Version 3.1 improves user interface.
General
Publisher FocusSoft
Publisher web site http://www.focussoft.net
Release Date February 03, 2012
Date Added February 03, 2012
Version 3.1
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Streaming Audio Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows Me
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.02MB
File Name fcrsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,386,945
Downloads Last Week 719
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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