Headphones & Mp3 Players forum

General discussion

What is the best ripping software?

by cdharris / January 10, 2009 12:13 AM PST

I am finally ready to sit down at my PC and rip my CD collection of over 1000 disks. I bought a 1 TB Firewire drive to rip the CD's onto and later intend to purchase an iPhone or other good phone/MP3 player to use with them. My question, before I get started, is what software should I use to rip the CD's with? I know I could just use the Windows Media Player I already have, but does this do a good job and have enough options? Most importantly, most of my CD's are older and do not have the music information on the disk. What software does the best job of finding the artist/track information and inserting that into the file name, organize the folders, etc. I do not want to have to do this manually. Thanks.

Post a reply
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: What is the best ripping software?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: What is the best ripping software?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 51,224 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,453 discussions
icon
Laptops 20,090 discussions
icon
Security 30,722 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,937 discussions
icon
Windows 10 1,295 discussions
icon
Phones 16,252 discussions
icon
Windows 7 7,684 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 15,215 discussions

GAMING MUCH?

Enter for your chance to win* a game hardware bundle

One lucky winner will walk away with a gaming monitor, keyboard and mouse. Two lucky runners-up will score a gaming headset.