Kat CD Ripper is another great free software brought to you by Goodkatshare.com. It is an excellent all-in-one music device designed to extract Digital Audio tracks from an Audio CD into either WAV files or directly to compressed files like MP3, Riff or Ogg preserving the original quality of the sound.
Ripping CDs is done with great ease by both advanced users and beginners due to an attractive user friendly interface and an increased ripping speed which requires only a few minutes for a complete CD extraction.You can make adjustments to the settings depending on the various quality features of the music and, very handy – you can use Kat CD Ripper’s player to listen to your favourite tracks.
This application supports CDDB and ID3 tagging which means you can automatically download CD track information and save them in the encoded file. However, if your CD is not found in the local CDDB, you can select the CDDB Batch Query menu option and, by doing so, gather the CD information of the pending disc entries (i.e. the albums specified in the CDDB_Batch.txt file), saving the disc information into the local CDDB and/or CDPlayer.ini files, according to your existing settings.
Kat CD Ripper allows you to select and store configuration profiles maintaining the current profilename active at start up. The program includes rich encoding options and a normalize volume feature. It also has the ability to extract a section of the CD having a window display for you to select the range of the track (the starting and the ending position).
Kat CD Ripper includes a recording sound files option that allows you to eighter select time-limited recording or the free length encoding (after pressing Record, you have to hit Stop to end recording). Furthermore, you can designate the output encoder.
Unlike other applications of its kind Kat Ripper proves great compatibility with Windows 7.
- Digital CD Playback (default: off) – This option allows you to digitally play back a CD. Basically, it will read the CD and send the read data to the sound card. This way, you can play back CDs even when there is no direct connection between the CD-ROM and the sound card.
- Recorded Tracks Output Directory – This indicates where the extracted MPEG (or WAV files) are stored after ripping and you can change the output directory. Once selected, a directory selection window appears, select the appropriate output directory and press the OK button.
- Character Replacement button – Pops up a window in which you can select the character replacements you for those filename characters you are not allowed to use.
- Split Track name to Artist/Track using X character – When this option is active, all the characters before the “using X” character are used as the Artist name, everything after the splitting character is used as the track name. This option might come in handy if you have a collection CD (samples) which contains various artists.
Example: if the split character is set to / and the track name is: Dire Straits/Love over Gold The artist name is set to “Dire Straits”, and the track name is set to “Love over Gold”
- Add Files to M3U Play-list -When enabled, it will add the recorded files to the file Playlist.m3U. The location and the filename of the M3U playlist depends on the Playlist filename builder string.
- Add Files to PLS Play-list – When enabled it will add the recorded files to the file Playlist.pls. The location and the filename of the M3U playlist depends on the Playlist filename builder string.
- Ripping Method (default value: Standard) – This option allows you to change the ripping method that is used to read the data from the CD-ROM.
- Select all: Selects all the tracks in the track list window.
- Record Files: Kat Ripper contains an option to record sound files using your sound card
- Copy to clipboard This option copies the track information to the clipboard, so you can paste it into another application. The format is as follows:’Artist Name’ ‘Album Name’ ‘Track Number (with leading Zero)’ ‘track name’ ’start time’ ‘duration’ There is a tab character between each field in each track line.
- Rename Track: This option allows you to rename the currently selected track. Once you’re done editing a track name, you can hit the Return key to edit the next track entry. You can finish editing by pressing the Esc key.
- Refresh track list: This option will re-read the information from the CD-ROM and will get the data from the local CDDB or CDPlayer.ini files. This option does not save the current track information before it overwrites it with the data from the local CDDB or CDPlayer.ini files – so be careful with this option!
- View Ripping Status Details: Select this option if you want to have more detailed information about the ripping status. This option is useful when you want to examine where jitter errors have occurred during the ripping process. If jitter errors have occurred, these errors are indicated with an X in the track list window (in the Status column). The Ripping Status will display more detailed information about which block the jitter error(s) occurred in.
- Clear Ripping Status: Select this option to clear the ripping status.
- Extract CD Track(s) to WAV files
- Extract CD Track(s) to MPEG files
- Extract Partial CD Track
- Re-encode Compressed Audio Files
- Convert WAV files to Compressed Audio Files
- Convert Compressed Audio Files to WAV files
- Add RIFF-WAV header to MP2/MP3 files
- Strip RIFF-WAV header from MP2/MP3 files