CDex . It is an open source CD audio ripper for Microsoft Windows , distributed under the GNU General Public License


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  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Minimum requirements for its operation
  • 3 Advantages of the software
  • 4 Features
  • 5 Compatibility
  • 6 URL for download
  • 7 See also
  • 8 Sources


Among the software to extract music from CDs , this is one of the most attractive and in 2010 it was the 14th most downloaded program by SourceForge , with more than 41 million downloads, it is under the free software v3 license and has options that they give superiority to their peers. Few Mbyte of installation and updating, from the Internet , through plugins.

Minimum requirements for its operation

  • ProcessorPentium
  • RAM memory: 32 MB
  • Operating SystemWindows
  • Installation size: 1.95 MB

Advantages of the software

  • Easy extraction of audio tracks
  • Reading data from CDDB
  • Available in 35 languages, including Spanish.


CDex can convert audio from compact discs to other audio formats. Among the most significant options are:

  • Rip CDtrack (s) and save to PC as MP3
  • Convert WAVfile to MP3
  • Convert MP3file to WAV
  • Compare two audiofiles in WAV format
  • Analog sound recorder
  • CDDrive Configuration
  • Encoder Configuration
  • Normalization of the extracted file
  • It supports CD-Textso that the ripped tracks have the names of tracks, albums and artists. It also includes cdparanoia to achieve a robust reading of the discs.


Generally CDex versions can run on Windows 95 , Windows 98 , Windows 2000 , Windows NT , Windows XP , Windows Vista , Windows 7


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