Difference between revisions of "Comparison of CD rippers"

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(Cue sheet generation isn't really part of the ripping process)
(Yes cue sheet kind of is part of extracting the info from the cd. think pregap etc)
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!colspan="11" style="background: #ececec"| Ripping process
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!colspan="11" style="background: #ececec"| Data acquisition
 
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| align="left" style="background: #FFFF99" | One track per file
 
| align="left" style="background: #FFFF99" | One track per file
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| style="background: #00FF00" | yes
 
| style="background: #00FF00" | yes
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|align="left" style="background: #FFFF99" | [[Cue sheet|CUE sheet]] generation
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| style="background: #FFFFFF" |  
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| style="background: #00FF00" | yes{{ref|EAC-cue|b}}
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| style="background: #CCFFCC" | [http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=82483&view=findpost&p=715699 limited], more [http://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthread.php?t=20303 in beta]
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| style="background: #CCFFCC" | limited
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| style="background: #FF9900" | no
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| style="background: #FF9900" | no
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| style="background: #00FF00" | yes{{ref|EAC-noncompliant|c}}
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| style="background: #00FF00" | yes
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| style="background: #00FF00" | yes
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| style="background: #CCFFCC" | limited
 
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| align="left" style="background: #FFFF99" | gap detection
 
| align="left" style="background: #FFFF99" | gap detection
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| style="background: #00FF00" | yes
 
| style="background: #00FF00" | yes
 
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!colspan="11" style="background: #ececec"| Post processing etc.
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!colspan="11" style="background: #ececec"| Additional features
 
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|align="left" style="background: #FFFF99" | [[AccurateRip]]{{ref|AR2|d}}
 
|align="left" style="background: #FFFF99" | [[AccurateRip]]{{ref|AR2|d}}
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| style="background: #00FF00" | yes
 
| style="background: #00FF00" | yes
 
| style="background: #FF9900" | no
 
| style="background: #FF9900" | no
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|align="left" style="background: #FFFF99" | [[Cue sheet|CUE sheet]] generation
 
| style="background: #FFFFFF" |  
 
| style="background: #00FF00" | yes{{ref|EAC-cue|b}}
 
| style="background: #CCFFCC" | [http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=82483&view=findpost&p=715699 limited], more [http://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthread.php?t=20303 in beta]
 
| style="background: #CCFFCC" | limited
 
| style="background: #FF9900" | no
 
| style="background: #FF9900" | no
 
| style="background: #00FF00" | yes{{ref|EAC-noncompliant|c}}
 
| style="background: #00FF00" | yes
 
| style="background: #00FF00" | yes
 
| style="background: #CCFFCC" | limited
 
 
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| align="left" style="background: #FFFF99" | Metadata lookup
 
| align="left" style="background: #FFFF99" | Metadata lookup

Revision as of 13:45, 30 July 2010


Features Cdparanoiaa Exact Audio Copy dBpoweramp CD Ripper foobar2000 ITunes Windows Media Player CUETools XLD Rip MusicBee
Data acquisition
One track per file yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Image as single file   yes yes yes no no yes     yes
CUE sheet generation   yesb limited, more in beta limited no no yesc yes yes limited
gap detection   yes in beta no no no yes   yes no
Offset correction yes yes yes yes no no yes yes yes yes
HTOA   yes yes no no no yes     no
C2 pointers no initial pass initial pass, on re-reads no no no   yes initial pass, on re-reads initial pass
Defeat cache over-reading over-reading, FUA over-reading, FUA         yes yes yes
Additional features
AccurateRipd no yes yesd yes no no yes yes yes yes
CUEtools db no no no no no no yes no no no
log file yes yes yes   no no yes yes yes no
Metadata lookup no freedb, MusicBrainz (through mb2freedb) freedb, MusicBrainz, AMG, GD3, SonataDB freedb, MusicBrainz (plugin) gracenote, MusicBrainz (Mac-only hack) AMG freedb, MusicBrainz freedb, MusicBrainz freedb, MusicBrainz freedb, MusicBrainz
Compare Meta-Data from multiple sources no no yes no no no     no no
Download Album Art (natively)   no yes no yes yes       yes
Cost free free $36 (as listed) free free free free free free free
License GPL proprietary, freeware freeware, shareware freeware proprietary, freeware proprietary, freeware GPL GPL   proprietary, freeware
OS Windows, Mac OS/X, Linux/BSD Windows Windows Windows Windows, Mac Windows Windows Mac Mac Windows

Notes:

  • ^a Cdparanoia is one of many frontends to the Paranoia library, libparanoia. Additional features not directly related to the ripping process might be supported in other frontends. See Cdparanoia.
  • ^b A number of different types CUE sheet types are available.
  • ^c The EAC-style "Multiple WAV Files With Gaps (Noncompliant)" type will be used in single track mode.
  • ^d AccurateRip has recently been extended with AccurateRip 2 which will add more security and will account for pressings with different offsets. More information can be found here and here. Currently AccurateRip 2 is only supported by CD Ripper R14 which is in beta testing.