Exact Audio Copy

Exact Audio Copy

Free
Rip audio CDs with extreme quality without difficulties
4.4  (42 votes)
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Exact Audio Copy can rip audio CDs. It is true that there are multiple similar applications around; however, this one excels because of the quality of the copies. It’s a pity that the tool has a plain interface, even more considering its purpose, which has to do with entertainment. Moreover, although performing its basic operations poses no difficulties, there could be some unfamiliar terms and lots of options to deal with.

This audio ripper uses advanced technologies to read discs and avoid defects. In addition, in case it finds errors that can’t be repaired this way, the tool issues a report with the exact time position in which they are found. Likewise, it can normalize audio if the volume is too low. The extracted files can be saved using various compression algorithms, and it supports using third-party applications for this purpose. Another valuable feature is that it can connect to online databases and download the list of songs in a given CD. As additional tools, it includes a CD layout editor and a disc burner that can also erase rewritable discs.

All in all, Exact Audio Copy has the main advantage of making very accurate copies of audio discs. Therefore, it’s a program I highly recommend to all users.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • It makes almost exact copies.
  • It supports various compression algorithms.
  • It can normalize audio

Cons

  • It has a plain interface

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Guest #42545756

Guest #42545756 Easy to use, audio files can be converted to different formats.

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Michael Reese

Michael Reese Will rip audio CD's that have skipping and such - I had a CD that skipped, and had no apparent damage, and it copied it. Also copied audio tracks from an 'enhanced' CD and ripped them accurately. Interface is a bit fiddly, and you will have to rename your ripped tracks, it won't show the names. A good addition to other tools.

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BlThunder

BlThunder The best CD-Ripper ever!

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