Whether you have an iPod or another type of MP3 player, or you just want to be able to listen to your entire music collection on your computer without the need to fiddle about with CDs, you may have set about the task of converting your discs into digital audio files. There are a number of tools that can be used to perform the conversion, including iTunes and Windows Media Player, but the benefit of using a dedicated app such as Free CD Ripper is that the process tends to be rather quicker.

The name of the software really does say it all in this case – this is a CD ripping app that won’t cost you a penny. Getting started with Free CD Ripper is incredibly simple. Pop a CD into your CD or DVD drive and the app will check online to identify the disc and correctly label individual tracks. You can choose the formatting of your MP3 tags so they will match the files in your existing collection.

The ability to convert files to different formats means that it is possible to prepare your music for different purposes – either listening or editing. To make it easier to find tracks in the future, in addition to configuring tags you can also assign genres to your collection so you can easily ply all of your favorite rock tunes or classical tracks depending on your mood.

Free CD Ripper also provides you with the option of creating Cue/Bin files from your audio CDs as well as creating copies of existing Cue/Bin files. This is an app that is incredibly easy to use and has been designed with one task in mind – one that it does very well. There are plenty of all in one tools that can achieve much the same, but if you’re looking for a dedicate tool, this is perfect.

Verdict

An easy way to convert your CD collection into a digital format so you can listen to it anywhere you want.