Cdex is one of the best CD ripping and encoding software that I ever used. This freeware is one of the fastest when it comes to ripping an audio cd to create an mp3. Compare to other ripping/encoding software, this teensy-weensy program doesn’t eat much of your computer’s resources. Take a look at some of the features:

  • Direct recording of multiple tracks
  • Read / store album information from/to the cdplayer.ini file
  • Read / store album information from/to a local and/or remote CD Database (CDDB)
  • Support CD-Text (if your CD-drive supports it)
  • Advanced jitter correction (based on the cd-paranoia ripping library)
  • Indicates track progress and jitter control
  • Normalization of audio signal
  • Supports many CD-Drive from many manufacturers
  • Conversion of external WAV files
  • Support for M3U and PLS play list files
  • Several Languages are supported
  • Best of all, it’s FREE

Ok. The features might not be that captivating but I’m pretty sure if you are the type of person who wants a light and an easy-to-use CD ripping software, this one will definitely win your heart.