FreeRip MP3

FreeRip MP3

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.2
  • Total Downloads:
    11,651,591
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 25, 2009
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Note: The bundled MySearch component may occasionally get flagged by certain antispyware tools.

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

    2.3

    out of 17 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 10
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 572 votes

    • 5 star 186
    • 4 star 174
    • 3 star 51
    • 2 star 37
    • 1 star 124
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4 stars

"functional program for ripping MP3s"

December 15, 2009  |  By doctored5

 |  Version: FreeRip MP3 3.2

Pros

Reasonably quick, functional

Cons

Can be messy to save output files

Summary

Overall did a god job

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1 stars

"Yea... A virus"

December 06, 2009  |  By joelthetrucker

 |  Version: FreeRip MP3 3.2

Pros

don't know I uninstalled it!!

Cons

TrojanClicker:Win32/Yabector.B A VIRUS! no thanks

Summary

A VIRUS

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1 stars

"I got the trojan, too"

December 06, 2009  |  By auldtwa

 |  Version: FreeRip MP3 3.2

Pros

squat squat squat

Cons

the file contains the trojan listed in the prior posts. Why is this thing still on Download.com????

Summary

what is going ON here???

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3 stars

"seems to be good one."

December 05, 2009  |  By wasudeo

 |  Version: FreeRip MP3 3.2

Pros

all are in one.

Cons

not yet used.

Summary

this is having ripping and conversion also free.

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1 stars

"File was corrupt. Didn't finish download."

December 04, 2009  |  By Jerry W G

 |  Version: FreeRip MP3 3.2

Pros

Small but effective program.

Cons

Creates quite a few blank files. They are large, like a song is there, but nothing plays and there's not title or author. Wastes a lot of time.

Summary

I don't understand why a company would send out an update file that is corrupted with a virus. I'm pretty sure I'll stop using it as of today.

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1 stars

"Download file infected with Trojan Yabector.B virus"

December 03, 2009  |  By Yoesmaan

 |  Version: FreeRip MP3 3.2

Pros

None. I don't like viruses

Cons

I think CNET isn't doing a good job at protecting its users.

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1 stars

"FIle is Infected With Yabector download with caution"

December 02, 2009  |  By CantbeJustme

 |  Version: FreeRip MP3 3.2

Pros

Wasn't any pros since the file was infected with a trojan

Cons

File was infected with Yabector.B Trojan

Summary

Antivirus deleted file upon download due to it being infected with Yabector.B Trojan

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4 stars

"Works Fine"

December 01, 2009  |  By regulator1956

 |  Version: FreeRip MP3 3.2

Pros

Free, fast, fairly easy to use

Cons

Like everything else out there, read the install screens before clicking so nothing you don't want will get installed.

Summary

I'm running Vista Home Premium (32-bit) - which is an excellent OS on new & powerful hardware. I've been using FreeRip MP3 for about 18 months and have no issues. It rips CD's to 320k quickly and the integration to the artist naming and song titles is perfect.

Maybe others have problems, but it does what it does well for me.

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1 stars

"mp3 encoding function does not work."

November 26, 2009  |  By anoriginalusername

 |  Version: FreeRip MP3 3.2

Pros

none for me.

Cons

Maybe this software works as a CD ripper, I don't know, but it does not work as an mp3 encoder. Trying to convert wav to mp3 resulted in empty, silent files. not recommended.

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4 stars

"Still a good free ripper"

November 25, 2009  |  By dynodeanmccabe

 |  Version: FreeRip MP3 3.2

Pros

Not seeing what the negatives are. I've used this little program for years and have not had any drawbacks to using it. Very easy to use. Easy access, self-explanatory.

Cons

Can't really find any.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.2
Version 3.2 improves meta tags support.
General
Publisher GreenTree Applications
Publisher web site http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/
Release Date October 25, 2009
Date Added October 25, 2009
Version 3.2
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Rippers & Converting Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000
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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