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Direct Audio Converter and CD Ripper

By PistonSoft Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

If you need to rip CDs or convert audio files, this application makes an all-around solid choice. Direct Audio Converter and CD Ripper lives up to its name; its tabbed interface is largely straightforward, though it doesn t exhibit a breathtaking design scheme.

Similar to any competent CD-ripping application, this one can query the Internet to retrieve track information and supports a number of audio formats, including MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, FLAC, and APE. You can, of course, set the audio quality for any given codec, and where appropriate, you can use the space-efficient VBR mode.

Both the converter and the ripper demonstrate quick performance, and the demo will let you encode as many tracks as you like for a full 10 days, though we should note the converter only will accept five files at a time. It may not be free or full of fancy features, but this no-nonsense program nonetheless delivers.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.0.7

Version 2.0.7 fixes some bugs.


Release November 7, 2008
Date Added August 21, 2007
Version 2.0.7

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista


Total Downloads 123,069
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

Direct Audio Converter and CD Ripper is real must-have software for people who cannot imagine their life without digital music. It combines powerful audio converter and handy CD ripper in one useful program. Using Direct Audio Converter and CD Ripper you can easily convert your favorite music tracks between all popular formats, rip audio CDs to any popular format you like and even import tag information from FreeDB database. Direct Audio Converter and CD Ripper allow you to convert your favorite music tracks from one format to another without any quality loss (like WAV to MP3, MP3 to WMA, MP3 to OGG, MP3 to WAV etc.). Program supports all popular formats like MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, FLAC, Monkey's Audio APE, MusePack MPC, WavPack WV, SPX, AIFF and AC3. Also, happy iPod owners will be pleased of Apple formats support like AAC, MP4, M4A (iPod audiobooks).

With our Audio Converter you can covert whole music collection to another audio format, keeping the original folder structure. Version 2.0.7 fixes some bugs.