FreeRIP

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 571 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5
  • Total Downloads:
    11,578,772
  • Date Added:
    October 14, 2010
  • File Size:
    2.07MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,585
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

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 571 votes

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    • 3 star 51
    • 2 star 37
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  • 2 stars

    "Doesn't work for me."

    August 26, 2014   |   By Alicelius

    Version: FreeRip MP3 Converter 4.5.2

    Pros

    Didn't work. Tried to convert wma files to Mp3, took one second to do, so something seemed wrong. played them and windows media player couldn't open them. I have a codec pack so nothing wrong there. Now finally, I am settled with another similar tool named MP3 Converter:
    http://www.mp3converter-mac.com/

    Cons

    Always, always decline to special offers in Cnet installer, and always, and I mean always, click custom install, to make sure tool-bars and other crap-ware aren't in there too.

    Summary

    Be careful people, it's free for a reason.

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  • 3 stars

    "Product good. The crap that comes with it is annoying."

    May 18, 2014   |   By rhwbikeguy

    Version: FreeRip MP3 Converter 4.5.2

    Pros

    Fairly easy to understand and use.

    Cons

    Unwanted search engines and tool bars that come with the download are incredibly annoying and difficult to remove. Even uninstalling FreeRip did not get rid of the associated crap and clutter. I spent several hours cleaning up after the installation.

    Summary

    I'll find some other way to convert my FLAC downloads to MP3.

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  • 5 stars

    "Was, is and will be the best!"

    May 14, 2014   |   By tetrarosa

    Version: FreeRip MP3 Converter 4.5.2

    Pros

    I'm using this app for a really long time and it never let me down.
    It has al the necessary features and formats that you can convert your music and excellent ripping interface.

    Cons

    Absolutely nothing!

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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 XP, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 98, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows NT
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 2.07MB
    File Name freeripmp3-setup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 11,578,772
    Downloads Last Week 3,585
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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