Comparison of CD rippers

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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 yes no no yes     no
C2 pointers no initial pass initial pass, on re-reads no no no   initial pass initial pass, on re-reads initial pass
Defeat cache over-reading over-reading, FUA over-reading, FUA over-reading N/A N/A   yes yes yes
Additional features
AccurateRipd no yes yesd yes no no yes yes yes yes
AccurateRip checking across pressings/offsetsd no no in betad yes no no yes      
CUEtools db no no no no no no yes no no no
log file yes yes yes no no no yes yes yes no
Metadata no freedb, MusicBrainz (mb2freedb), CD-Text freedb, MusicBrainz, AMG, GD3, SonataDB, CD-Text, PerfectMeta™e freedb, MusicBrainz (plugin), Discogs (plugin), CD-Text gracenote, MusicBrainz (Mac-only hack), CD-Text AMG, CD-Text (plugin) freedb, MusicBrainz freedb, MusicBrainz freedb, MusicBrainz freedb, MusicBrainz, CD-Text
Download Album Art no REACT yes foo_discogs yes yes no     yes
Cost free free $36 (as listed) free free free free free free free
License GPL proprietary, freeware freeware, shareware proprietary, 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 theoretically 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.
  • ^e dBpoweramp is unique in being able to compare metadata from several sources automatically to eliminate erroneous data.