FreeRIP

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 572 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5
  • Total Downloads:
    11,651,591
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 14, 2010
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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A good ripper makes all the difference when transferring your CD tracks to MP3s. FreeRIP not only extracts and converts your audio tracks but also finds and downloads CD and track information and presents it in editable form right on the interface. It's easy to start right up with FreeRIP, but it includes a multi-language manual as well as tutorials and FAQs, if you should need them. FreeRIP supports the most common audio formats, not only MP3 but also FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, and WAV. It can also convert files between any two supported formats. Of course, FreeRIP can also play your files.

FreeRIP's nice-looking interface includes three tools: the Ripper, Converter, and Tagger. We loaded an audio CD in our burner's tray. FreeRIP scanned and displayed the contents, automatically retrieving the CD's meta tags and displaying them in the right-hand sidebar. The program's colorful toolbar accesses all necessary functions, including an Options Window, which is a compact pop-up for setting program preferences. FreeRIP offers many more data fields for both tracks and albums than most users will need, but those who do will appreciate not only the detailed tags but also how easy it is to enter and edit data. FreeRIP can rip your CD tracks and save them in the low-loss FLAC format, which preserves more of the original quality. You can play them on your PC in the high-quality format, and then convert them into MP3s for your portable player later on.

We pressed the Rip CD button when we were ready, and FreeRIP processed our CD quickly, ripping and converting the batch of tracks one by one, and tracking the progress of each in a pop-up. If you have lots of CDs to rip and little time to do it, there's a paid upgrade, FreeRIP Pro, optimized for multicore CPUs. It offers faster ripping and other options, such as prioritization. But we had no problem with waiting a little longer, and the quality is the same, so we were perfectly happy with the freeware version of FreeRIP and the files it creates.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.2

    out of 35 votes

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    out of 572 votes

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1 stars

"No support conversion from flac to other file types"

March 12, 2011  |  By robbertzzz

 |  Version: FreeRIP 3.5

Pros

Well, I suppose the thing does it's job...

Cons

No conversion from flac to other file types

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5 stars

"Easy to use"

March 04, 2011  |  By veritastm

 |  Version: FreeRIP 3.5

Pros

easy to use and follow

Cons

none to speak of

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5 stars

"Works exactly as it should"

March 01, 2011  |  By vmrules

 |  Version: FreeRIP 3.5

Pros

easy to use, quick, easy to understand

Cons

There aren't any that I have seen so far.

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2 stars

"Does not convert AAC to MP3"

January 31, 2011  |  By bonzer702

 |  Version: FreeRIP 3.5

Pros

None. Does not work for my purpose.

Cons

I downloaded this to convert aac to mp3. In other words I wanted to convert my songs downloaded from iTunes which comes in their proprietary format. However, this program does not work on aac.

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5 stars

"I Keep Coming Back To It; The Best"

January 31, 2011  |  By seventhragnarok

 |  Version: FreeRIP 3.5

Pros

Interface is simple, yet nice to look at. Does the job, even with barely playable discs. Love the fact that I can pre-program the file output layout. Last but not least, you just can't beat the price of FREE.

Cons

It would be great if the database used for tagging the files could give you the image of the album cover.

Summary

This program has been a mainstay in my computers over and over again. It does the job better than WMP, is quite uncomplicated and FREE, by the way. Excellent program.

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1 stars

"Smelly fart trojan loaded"

January 30, 2011  |  By Sheblardin

 |  Version: FreeRIP 3.5

Pros

got my heart rate up

Cons

everything

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1 stars

"Not really worth it."

January 29, 2011  |  By dynodeanmccabe

 |  Version: FreeRIP 3.5

Pros

Ohter than the crap ou get with this program. Not much. Does what it's supposed to be little of anything else.

Cons

Don't waste your time with this freeware. Your better off buying Nero, really. There's too much going on here beyond this program to want to be rid of it and sorry you put it on your machine in the first place. Here the term free is not worth this.

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2 stars

"BAD changes to GOOD app"

January 23, 2011  |  By kaetheb

 |  Version: FreeRIP 3.5

Pros

Earlier versions were clean, honest installs, and it's always worked smoothly with an easy, intuitive interface.

Cons

DO NOT DEFAULT INSTALL! Use Custom instead. As other reviewers said, installs Microsoft junk & resets browser home page to Bing.

Summary

Once upon a time, this was a GREAT application. Now it's a mess, thanks to the Microsoft hijacks that happen behind the scenes. I can't imagine what possessed MG Shareware to deliberately choose to so thoroughly ruin such a good thing in this way. Now I'll need to find an alternative. I don't feel like I can trust MG Shareware anymore. Who knows what'll show up in the installs in later updates? This decision was baaaaaad.

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1 stars

"Trojans, needed Windows reinstallation."

January 23, 2011  |  By materjehn

 |  Version: FreeRIP 3.5

Pros

Nothing, it does not work.

Cons

I needed to reinstall the system.

Summary

I tried this ripper first. I found it cumbersome to use and lots of crashing. Then I found out it installed trojans to my system. After two days I got my system up again and downloaded Easy CD-DA Extractor instead, it was a really good choice.

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4 stars

"Does what you need it to."

January 20, 2011  |  By Blktigar

 |  Version: FreeRIP 3.5

Pros

It converts most things well.

Cons

From time to time it won't convert some files.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.5
Version 3.5:
  • Support or reading 24 bit per sample Wav files
  • Improved Windows 7 and Windows 7 64bit compatibility
  • General
    Publisher GreenTree Applications
    Publisher web site http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/
    Release Date October 14, 2010
    Date Added October 14, 2010
    Version 3.5
    Category
    Category MP3 & Audio Software
    Subcategory Rippers & Converting Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows 98
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 144.51KB
    File Name FreeRIPstub.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 11,651,591
    Downloads Last Week 3,041
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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