FreeRIP

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.80
  • Total Downloads:
    11,578,772
  • Date Added:
    July 11, 2012
  • 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

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5 stars

"Perfect. Easy to use. Fast. Efficient."

September 11, 2012  |  By tigrism

 |  Version: FreeRIP 3.80

Pros

Fast
Easy to Use
Simple
Free

Cons

None found

Summary

I needed to convert .FLAC to .mp3 so I could play them on my ipod. This program is super easy to use: just add the files, select which type to convert to and press the start button. In less than 5 minutes a whole album has been converted and placed onto the desktop. Just cut and paste into the desired format and Bam!

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1 stars

"Dangerous rubbish"

August 31, 2012  |  By Ekkotassen

 |  Version: FreeRIP 3.80

Pros

Free. Nothing else

Cons

Doesnt do it's job well, and hijacked Firefox and made Yahoo my default search engine. And it did it in such a way that it was very complicated to get rid of.

Summary

Close to being a Trojan this program. Stay away!!

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1 stars

"Doesn't work"

August 19, 2012  |  By joe5455555

 |  Version: FreeRIP 3.80

Pros

It did actually rip the CD.

Cons

Doesn't rip to location I chose and saved...doesn't rip in format I wanted (mp3 which was the default anyway)...need I go on...

Summary

If I said what I wanted it would be deleted due to naughty words, but you get the gist - get what you pay for here

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1 stars

"Stuck at 99%"

August 10, 2012  |  By PyroMyth

 |  Version: FreeRIP 3.80

Pros

Free, able to specify formatting for outputted filenames

Cons

Wouldn't finish ripping the first track of the first CD I tried. I tried twice, and both times it sat at 99% for more than half an hour.

Summary

Didn't work for me, but I like being able to specify format for output filenames.

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2 stars

"Installs toolbar, changes search to yahoo, etc..."

August 10, 2012  |  By beckaroony78

 |  Version: FreeRIP 3.80

Pros

It's free and it works.

Cons

You have to buy the pro version to change the quality of MP3s. I like to rip my music to the highest quality possible (320 Kbps). It also installs a toolbar and changed my default search from Google to Yahoo. I hate programs that manipulate my system automatically.

Summary

I'm sure there are other free converting programs that don't install toolbars and such.

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4 stars

"works fine"

August 07, 2012  |  By agustin4969

 |  Version: FreeRIP 3.80

Pros

easy to use I like it

Cons

I don't have any

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5 stars

"Totally Perfect for Ripping CD's to MP3 & Other Formats"

July 19, 2012  |  By Imogen7Ryan

 |  Version: FreeRIP 3.80

Pros

I needed a simple converter of my CD's into MP3's so I could listen on other devices. This program was so easy to use-the Interface is bold,colourful, easy to navigate with plenty of options. It was so easy to do and was Fast. It does have an abundance of other useful things and can rip CD's into other than MP3 formats. On installation there are even 2 user manuals for using and how-to tips.

Cons

Not yet found any: it did precisely what I wanted it to do.

On installation read each part as there are 'subtle' offers you would need to decline.

Summary

For CD's converted into MP3's then I recommend this 100%. No frills, easy to use and navigate. Additional help via user manuals. Good for beginners as well as advanced user requirements. Friendly, attractive UI. Other formats supported. It is Fast. It is FREE!!

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3 stars

"Can't convert DRM protected WMA files"

July 17, 2012  |  By JerseyGirlD

 |  Version: FreeRIP 3.80

Pros

Unknown, I only needed this program to convert the wma files.

Cons

Unable to convert DRM protected wma files. I have other programs that already rip files from CDs, and convert other types of files.

Summary

I read most of the negative reviews before downloading, most seemed to object to the toolbar which was easily bypassed. Disappointed that no one seems to have mentioned this shortfall regarding the DRM files before. Unless I find another reason to use it, I'll probably remove the program since everything else it does is already covered by other, more useful programs I have, like Audacity. Bummer.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher GreenTree Applications
Publisher web site http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/
Release Date July 11, 2012
Date Added July 11, 2012
Version 3.80
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Rippers & Converting Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98
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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