Express Rip CD Ripper Software is a small tool intended for extracting audio CD tracks as sound files. The program is incredibly small and easy to install. Moreover, it has a very straightforward interface, suitable for all kinds of users.
The tool has a simple workflow. As a matter of facts, you can get the desired audio files by simply inserting the source disc and pressing a button. Nevertheless, there are other adjustments that you may want to do before. One of them is previewing the songs; this way, you can pick only the ones you want to convert, even if you do not recognize them by their titles. It is good news that the program can get the album’s information from online databases (FreeDB or MusicBrain), which makes file tagging a lot easier. Yet, it is also possible to add tags manually. Luckily, the tool can tag not only MP3 files but also wave files using the CART and BWF methods, which not many other similar programs allow. Moreover, you can normalize sound volume if it is needed. Finally, the ripper supports a very long list of target formats, including but not limited to MP3, ACC, OGG, WMA and RAW. Depending on the output extension, you can also configure the encoder, which lets you control mostly quality and size. Likewise, there are various file naming templates to choose, and you can also create your own.
All in all, Express Rip CD Ripper Software has the main advantages of being very light and fast. It is also convenient that it can be used from the command line, which comes in handy if you want to use it from another program. Luckily, there is a free version of the product available for non-commercial use only. It is shame that, as other programs by this developer, it shows ads and links to some of their products.