CDex is a Windows tool for ripping audio tracks from audio CDs to WAV or MP3 files. This is a great utility for ripping the audio CD collection gathering dust in your attic and converting them for playing on devices without a CD/DVD drive.

CDex is straightforward to use:

  • Insert your audio CD into a drive connected to your Windows computer. Its tracks will appear listed in CDex.
  • You can pull the artist/album/track info from FreeDB using the CDDB → Read remote FreeDB option. You would need to provide an email address in the Settings before this can work.
  • To rip to MP3, use the Extract CD tracks to Compressed Audio Files option on the right. This uses the LAME MP3 Encoder, which is installed along with CDex.
  • You can configure the directory and filename format for the ripped MP3 files in the settings.

That is all there is to it.

Tried with: CDex 2.16 and Windows 10 x64