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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.
- It makes almost exact copies
- It supports various compression algorithms
- It can normalize audio
- It has a plain interface