completely free CD-Ripping!
AudioCrusher is SysDesk's new CD-Ripper, no intermediate hard disk space
eating WAV files, no quality exceptions - CD ripping without ifs or buts!
- And it's completely free!
is a program which allows you to extract digital audio from audio CDs
and save the audio data in various sound formats such as MP3 and WAV for
example. The audio is extracted digitally without any loss of quality.
AudioCrusher supports on the fly normalization and
a wide range of sound formats such as RAW Audio, WAV, MP3 via LameEnc,
BladeEnc or the Frauenhofer Codec, AAC (via the faac encoder), Ogg Vorbis, Monkey's Audio Lossless Compression and Windows Media Audio. More formats are
available through the Audio Compression Manager or the Command Line Encoder
The cdparanoia error correction mechanisms make it possible to create bit-exact copies of the audio data even from scratched CDs or CD drives which are prone to frame jitter.
AudioCrusher can get information on audio CDs through the freedb
database and is able to create SFV-checksum files of the converted files
to ensure file validity later on.
AudioCrusher gives the user full control over the ID3 tags which will
be appended to the created MP3 files and can create WinAmp play lists
with extended play list information.
AudioCrusher is highly configurable while it is still small and very easy
to use. And best of all: AudioCrusher is completely free!
of AudioCrusher's features:
CD ripping, no intermediate files for encoding necessary
- cdparanoia error correction in order to make exact copies of the audio data
support, now also through a proxy server
formats: RAW, WAV, MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, Monkey's Audio Lossless Compression and WMA, more formats are available
through the Audio Compression Manager or the Command Line Encoder interface
play list creation with extended play list information
- CD audio
customisable ID3v1 tag support for each track
- WAV file
are fully customizable
a wide range of CD-ROM drives
new in this release?
The current release is AudioCrusher 1.4
After a rather shameful amount of delays, here is at last another AudioCrusher release!
This release includes the great cdparanoia ripping mode developed by Monty (source code available under the terms of the GNU Public License 2 here) which allows to make exact copies of CD audio data even from scratched CDs. Furthermore, lots of improvements in the output format area: the Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) format is now supported via the faac encoder as well as Monkey's Audio lossless compression technology. The Audio Compression Manager (ACM) interface has also been sufficiently enhanced, as well as the LameEnc output module, which now supports Average Bitrate Encoding (ABR). CD drive support has been improved as well, along with a new interface for accessing CD drives.
making your own MP3s or archive your entire Audio-CD collection - download
and other encoders
if you want to make your own MP3s with AudioCrusher, you need to download
an encoder. These programs are freely available, but due to patent restrictions
cannot be distributed together with AudioCrusher. Ogg Vorbis is open source
and free from such patent restrictions but in order to keep the AudioCrusher
installation package small it is not included as well. All encoders can
be downloaded through the link below.
to the encoder page to download an MP3 encoder!
supports multiple languages through user-customizable language files.
You can add support for other languages by downloading the default template
file here and
translating each line of text with a plain text editor like Notepad. See
the default.lng file for more information on how to make your own translations.
Please send all translations (just the language file) to firstname.lastname@example.org
so we can add them to the list of available languages!
In order to install an addtional language, download the specific language
file below and save it to your AudioCrusher directory (i.e. where you
Output Plugin Development
AudioCrusher can be extended through a very simple output plugin architecture. An output plugin consists of a Windows dynamic link library (DLL) which is placed in AudioCrusher's main directory. The archive below contains instructions for building an output plugin as well as the source code for a very simple example plugin.
Download the AudioCrusher Output Plugin SDK (6 KB)