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CDex is a tool to do all sorts of things audio related. Mainly focused on ripping and converting, things like turning your home Compact Disc collection into an mp3 collection on your hard drive become extremely easy. With built in support for many encoders you wont find any shortage of options for your media files. Below is a more in-depth explination of CDex features.
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{{Software Infobox
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| name                = CDex
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| logo                =
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| screenshot          = [[image:Cdex-screenshot.PNG|250px]]
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| caption              = Easy to use GUI ripper
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| developer            = Georgy Berdyshev
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| released            = {{start date and age|2000}}
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| stable_release      = 2.20
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| stable_release_date  = 2019-07-18
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| preview_release      =
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| preview_release_date =
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| preview_release_ref  =
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| operating_system    = Windows
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| use                  = Digital Audio Extraction
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| license              = Proprietary / Adware
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| website              = http://cdex.mu/
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}}
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'''CDex''' can extract data directly (digital) from an Audio CD, which is generally called a CD Ripper or a CDDA utility. The resulting audio file can be a plain WAV file (useful for making compilation audio CDs) or the ripped audio data can be compressed using an audio encoder. Many encoders are supported.
  
'''CDex Feature List'''
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CDex was originally released as free software under the terms of the GPL. However, as of version 1.70, the source code is no longer available and the installation is bundled with adware like OpenCandy.
  
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== Features ==
 
* Easy to use interface
 
* Easy to use interface
 
* Media File Player
 
* Media File Player
 
* Create PLS and M3U playlist files
 
* Create PLS and M3U playlist files
 
* Advanced jitter correction
 
* Advanced jitter correction
* Support for many file formats/audio encoders (WAV, MP3, OGG, VQF, APE, etc)
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* Supports the [[cdparanoia]] software extraction libraries
* Support for ID3 V1 and V2 tags
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* Support for many file formats/audio encoders ([[WAV]], [[MP3]], (Ogg) [[Vorbis]], [[Free Lossless Audio Codec|FLAC]], [[Advanced Audio Coding|AAC]], [[Monkey%27s_Audio|APE]], etc.)
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* Support for ID3 V.1 and V.2 tags
 
* Support for normalization of audio files
 
* Support for normalization of audio files
 
* Support for transcoding of compressed audio files
 
* Support for transcoding of compressed audio files
* Support for CDDB
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* Support for [[Cuesheet]]s (limited)
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* Support for libmusicbrainz tagging
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* Support for freeCDDB
 
* Support for recording from the analog input line
 
* Support for recording from the analog input line
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* Support for on the fly encoding
  
Best of all CDexis entirely free! You will never have to pay to use the software or register in any way. Moreover, CDex is entirely opensource, as per the GPL Terms.
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== Known Bugs ==
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* Intermediate problems with the Win2K and WinXP ASPI layer drivers. It is recommended that you install [http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/download/nt_wnaspi32.zip wnaspi32] drivers if you are having problems running CDex.
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== CDex Guides ==
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These are some guides to get setup and running with CDex:
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* [[CDex Drive Configuration]]
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* [[CDex and FLAC]]
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== External links ==
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* [http://cdex.mu/ CDex official website]
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* [[EAC_Vs_CDex_SecureMode | CDex full paranoia versus EAC secure mode]] (by Pio2001)
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* [http://www.users.on.net/~alexanderino/cdex/ Jason Antony's Guide to Using CDex]
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[[Category:CD Rippers]]

Latest revision as of 13:49, 11 August 2019

CDex
Cdex-screenshot.PNG
Easy to use GUI ripper
Developer(s) Georgy Berdyshev
Release information
Initial release 2000; 22 years ago
Stable release 2.20 (July 18, 2019)
Preview release
Compatibility
Operating system Windows
Additional information
Use Digital Audio Extraction
License Proprietary / Adware
Website http://cdex.mu/

CDex can extract data directly (digital) from an Audio CD, which is generally called a CD Ripper or a CDDA utility. The resulting audio file can be a plain WAV file (useful for making compilation audio CDs) or the ripped audio data can be compressed using an audio encoder. Many encoders are supported.

CDex was originally released as free software under the terms of the GPL. However, as of version 1.70, the source code is no longer available and the installation is bundled with adware like OpenCandy.

Features[edit]

  • Easy to use interface
  • Media File Player
  • Create PLS and M3U playlist files
  • Advanced jitter correction
  • Supports the cdparanoia software extraction libraries
  • Support for many file formats/audio encoders (WAV, MP3, (Ogg) Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, APE, etc.)
  • Support for ID3 V.1 and V.2 tags
  • Support for normalization of audio files
  • Support for transcoding of compressed audio files
  • Support for Cuesheets (limited)
  • Support for libmusicbrainz tagging
  • Support for freeCDDB
  • Support for recording from the analog input line
  • Support for on the fly encoding

Known Bugs[edit]

  • Intermediate problems with the Win2K and WinXP ASPI layer drivers. It is recommended that you install wnaspi32 drivers if you are having problems running CDex.

CDex Guides[edit]

These are some guides to get setup and running with CDex:

External links[edit]