Kat CD Ripper is another great free software brought to you by Goodkatshare.com. It is an excellent all-in-one music device designed to extract Digital Audio tracks from an Audio CD into either WAV files or directly to compressed files like MP3, Riff or Ogg preserving the original quality of the sound.
This application supports CDDB and ID3 tagging which means you can automatically download CD track information and save them in the encoded file.However, if your CD is not found in the local CDDB, you can select the CDDB Batch Query menu option and, by doing so, gather the CD information of the pending disc entries (i.e. the albums specified in the CDDB_Batch.txt file), saving the disc information into the local CDDB and/or CDPLAYER.INI files, according to your existing settings.
* Digital CD Playback (Default: off) - This option allows you to digitally play back a CD. Basically, it will read the CD and send the read data to the sound card. This way, you can play back CDs even when there is no direct connection Between the CD-ROM and the sound card. * Recorded Tracks Output Directory - This indicates where the extracted MPEG (or WAV files) are stored after ripping and you can change the output directory. Once selected, a directory selection window appears, select the appropriate output directory and press the OK button. * Character Replacement button - Pops up a window in which you can select the character replacements you for those filename characters you are not allowed to use. * Split Track name to Artist/Track using X character - When this option is active, all the characters before the "using X" character are used as the Artist name, everything after the splitting character is used as the track name. This option might come in handy if you have a collection CD (samples) which contains various artists. * Etc.