Our Favorite CD Ripping Program

A certain percentage of people who come to us on the web want to send us original songs or audio files that they have created, and then stored on an audio CD (the kind you play in a CD player, not a CD of mp3 files). Not everyone realises that in order to send us music from a CD, the music files have to be “ripped” off a CD into files on your computer. You cannot send files directly from the CD to us, they must be ripped to your hard disk in the form of wav files before uploading.

Our favorite program for ripping CDs is called AudioGrabber. This is for PC — so if you are on PC platform, the following instructions will help you to extract audio files off your CDs.

1. please download AudioGrabber here
2. Run the installer and install the program. Also might as well download the mp3 plugin and install that, after you install AudioGrabber.
3. When you are ready, run AudioGrabber. After it is running, put your CD into the computer. AudioGrabber takes a few seconds to read the CD and then the tracks are listed. Track 1, Track 2, etc. If you want to, you can click into the tracks to give them names or leave them as they are, this will be reflected in the wav filenames. Also you can enter the name of the artist and the name of the album. Depending on your settings, these strings become the filenames for the files on your hard disk.
4. now, click the MP3 button:
This opens a dialog. On the dialog, click the dot next to WAV FILE so that it is selected:
Click the ok button to close this dialog.
5. now click the “Settings” button
This opens a dialog:
This is where you set the folder where you want the ripped WAV files to go. Click the “browse” button, which opens a folder dialog to select the folder on your computer that you want AudioGrabber to save the files to. When you are done, click the “OK” button to close this dialog and “ok” out of the General Settings dialog as well.
6. Now you are all set to rip your WAV files! Just click the “GRAB” button:
you can watch as AudioGrabber goes through its routine.
7. When it is done, look for the WAV files in the folder you selected in the step above.
I hope this helps; contact us if you have any difficulties.