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CD-DA X-Tractor 

Developer: Open Source
OS: (? - Win 95/98/NT/2000)
Installed Size:  1.67MB
Function: Ripping, Encoding

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CD-DA X-Tractor is a fantastic open source development project that includes a ripper and incorporates the latest LAME mp3 converter.  Ability to encode to the OGG Vorbis format is also provided.

The program uses AKrip, an open source ripper with great jitter correction that produces accurate WAV files and fast speeds.  Ripping on my Plextor 16/10/40 took only 33 seconds.  When output settings were changed to rip and encode on the fly with LAME VBR setting at 5 (mid quality), it only took a minute and a half and quality was very good. (test results are from 2001)

For a free WAV to MP3 converter and CD ripper, CD-DA X-Tractor is a steal.  Extra features include CDDB lookup and automatic file naming. Use this program in conjunction with a MP3 CD burner and you have a complete MP3 package.  Great program and highly recommended.

April 2011 Update: CD-DA X-Tractor is an older program and no new news had been put out on the development site since 2002. Use on modern computers may be an issue. The current download only includes a zip file and may be hard to install for some.

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