OS: Win 98/NT/ME/2000/XP
Installed Size: 4.40MB
Function: Ripping, Encoding
Easy CD Ripper uses a variety of encoders, including LAME, to convert CD audio to MP3, VQF, WMA, and WAV. The program can connect to the CDDB database for fast file naming and ID3 tagging.
The layout on Easy CD Ripper is very nice, everything you need right in front of you. You can easily change the output folder, bitrate options, file format, and artist info right from the main screen. The ripper and LAME encoder combo worked very quickly on the fly and produced a nice sounding file at 128kbps. It even did OK with a track on a scratched CD. If you have WAV files already on your system, Easy CD Ripper has a WAV converter you can load them into and pump out MP3, VQF, or WMA files just like you can from a CD.
Overall, I really liked this program's layout and diverse ability. You get many file format options and the program works quickly. There were few drawbacks on the whole and no major problems I could find.