I have a vast collection of music on CD. I remember buying my first CD in about 1989. 20 years later, I have hundreds of cd’s.
For the past couple of years, I have been backing up my cd music collection to FLAC lossless audio which basically copies the music without any discernible loss in quality.
FreeRip is a great cd file ripper that will copy a cd in not only FLAC, but OGG, Wave, WMA, and of course Mp3.
Like I said, I prefer to rip all of my music to FLAC because most of my listening is on my computer and home stereo systems, both of which support the FLAC audio format. If you prefer to listen to your music mostly on, say, an IPOD, you will need your music files in the Mp3 format. I also listen to music on my IPOD and have a mirror of my FLAC files in Mp3.
FreeRip will not only rip music files from a cd but will also convert the files back and forth to and from the various audio formats I mentioned above.
Although I prefer another program for tag editing, FreeRip also has a built in tag editor.
FreeRip is available as a FREE download. The user interface is simple and intuitive which means you can be ripping your cd’s in no time.