We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

Tutorial: Rip CD-quality digital audio

Use dBpoweramp to rip lossless digital files

Step 3: If you're an audio purist, you'll want accurate copies of your CDs. Each time you rip a CD, AccurateRip compares your results with the results other people obtained for the same disc. It can also verify your recording and flag up any problems, many of which can be resolved by cleaning the CD.

Rip lossless audio: Step 3

Step 4: The final tab on the dBpoweramp configurator offers Music Converter options. Choose Advanced for options such as adjusting the track-listing details that display. You're now ready to start ripping your CDs. Go to Start, dBpoweramp, dBpoweramp CD Ripper. You'll be prompted to insert a CD.

Rip lossless audio: Step 4

Step 5: Insert a disc and you'll be asked whether you wish to add your CD-ripping results to the AccurateRip database. Click to accept, then allow AccurateRip to calibrate your disc writer. This takes a few moments. You'll then get a message telling you it's been successful, and asking you to rip a CD as a test.

Rip lossless audio: Step 5

Step 6: Next, you'll want to check that the meta-tagging features are enabled so you don't have to manually enter track information. Click the Meta button in the top menu, then right-click ‘Retrieve From' in the drop-down list. Select an online database. We've chosen All Media Guide.

Rip lossless audio: Step 6

IDG UK Sites

How to get a gold Apple Watch for £329: Save £7,500+ with this cool upgrade kit

IDG UK Sites

It's World Backup Day 2015! Don't wait another minute: back up now

IDG UK Sites

Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 4 is another disturbing sequel to Becky & Joe's YouTube hit

IDG UK Sites

History of Apple: how Apple came to lead the tech industry