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FreeRip Basic

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 575 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.081
  • Total Downloads:
    11,742,256
  • Date Added:
    May 26, 2008
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Like a finely tuned laser, FreeRip 3 does one task: extract songs from your CDs. Fortunately, the app accomplishes its goals accurately, if not with flair, and makes for an easy-to-use audio-track ripper.

The latest version of the program features some long overdue enhancements. Chief among them is the inclusion of the WMA format, and it's hard to believe it wasn't included before. FreeRip also supports WAV, MP3, Vorbis, and FLAC. Other features include multitrack ripping and an option to use the program as an audio-file converter. The options menu is extensive and will appeal to any advanced user, since it makes most manners of customization a cinch.

The interface is well done, with big icons and a friendly main window split into two sections. The left pane lists the tracks, and the right gives you specific info on each song and has a tab to switch to CD-wide info. The toolbar has icons for all the major functions of the app as well as links to the publisher's community pages. In the end, FreeRip doesn't do anything its competitors don't, but it functions well, is uncomplicated and quick, and has no price tag.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.9

    out of 14 votes

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

    3.4

    out of 575 votes

    • 5 star 186
    • 4 star 174
    • 3 star 51
    • 2 star 37
    • 1 star 127
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1 stars

"Problems after install"

November 02, 2010  |  By waveguru

 |  Version: FreeRip Basic 3.081

Pros

The program worked BUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cons

The program has accessed and placed itself in 115 locations in my system. This is a joke. I now have active use of my mouse by other people. Hope I can get rid of the virus/trojan. Whatever, 115 locations, this is a joke.

Summary

These people should be arrested, this is outright destruction to its users.

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3 stars

"pretty shoddy and annoying, but does the job. "

July 17, 2008  |  By Ijo07

 |  Version: FreeRip Basic 3.081

Pros

Successfully converts and rips several formats, although ripping isn't that big of a deal considering how many rippers there are out there.

Cons

Really unpolished; for example, hitting "delete" does not remove a song from the convert queue; the trial version has the usual irritating limitations like only being able to convert 5 files at a time.

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5 stars

"My favorite CD ripping software"

July 12, 2008  |  By farfrumcrashen

 |  Version: FreeRip Basic 3.081

Pros

I've tried a few different CD ripping apps over the years, but this one is by far my favorite. The Pro version is supposed to get you 30% faster ripping, allows you to automatically eject the CD after, and rip and convert at the same time (since you can have multiple instances). I'm happy with the Basic version though and actually use dbpoweramp for converting audio anyway.

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4 stars

"Works great"

July 10, 2008  |  By synteq7

 |  Version: FreeRip Basic 3.081

Pros

Very fast CD ripper to Lame 3.97, fast info, tagging, etc. A great product. Can find some CD info that CDex could not. Also, there is NO spyware installed unless you check the box that you want to install the 'my search toolbar' After I installed the product I scanned the computer and there was nothing (using Nod32)

Cons

You have to pay for it to eject the cd after its finished ripping the cd, but Hey! it's free! so no big deal I think

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1 stars

"I too have found an infection"

July 01, 2008  |  By The ARD

 |  Version: FreeRip Basic 3.081

Cons

I ran the latest Dr.Web anti-virus software on it and found the 'Potentially Unwanted Program'(PUA) 'Adware.MyWay'. For this reason alone, I won't try it out, as it is already quarantined.

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5 stars

"very acceptable"

June 28, 2008  |  By patannt

 |  Version: FreeRip Basic 3.081

Pros

does a very good job, all that I require

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4 stars

"user friendly"

June 04, 2008  |  By zenmag

 |  Version: FreeRip Basic 3.081

Pros

does the job, not fancy, but the price was perfect for what I needed!!!

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3 stars

"Good, but one glitch."

June 02, 2008  |  By adonallme

 |  Version: FreeRip Basic 3.081

Pros

I like everything about the program. Except...

Cons

The server seems to have problem retrieving information about the CD. Looks like an update problem.

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1 stars

"BEWARE OF A WOLF IN SHEEP CLOTHING"

May 29, 2008  |  By jokeysmurff

 |  Version: FreeRip Basic 3.081

Cons

I run Avast and AntiVir Personal Edition and they both showed this program to be loaded with infections. Beware of a wolf in sheep clothing. It may be free but if you download this you WILL get something unwanted!

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1 stars

"Caution - Kaspersky rates as a security threat"

May 28, 2008  |  By araffals

 |  Version: FreeRip Basic 3.081

Cons

Kaspersky Anti-virus suggests that the installer is associated with Adware.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.081
Version 3.081 improves WMA reading compatibility, adds integrated player, and fixes bugs.
General
Publisher GreenTree Applications
Publisher web site http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/
Release Date May 26, 2008
Date Added May 26, 2008
Version 3.081
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Rippers & Converting Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows (all)
Download Information
File Size 144.51KB
File Name FreeRIPstub.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 11,742,256
Downloads Last Week 1,994
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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