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Instead of CDex Open Source Digital Audio CD Extractor, one can use Audiograbber to extract mp3 music from Audio CDs, record audio coming from external sources, like radios, turntables, via the sound card, microphone jack, etc and save it in different formats  including WAV & mp3.

An equally easy to use alternative is Audiograbber from This what the publisher says:

Audiograbber is a beautiful piece of software that grabs digital audio from cd’s. Audiograbber can automatically normalize the music, delete silence from the start and/or end of tracks, and encode them to a variety of formats including MP3. Audiograbber can download and upload disc info from freedb, an Internet compact disc database. You can even record your vinyl LP’s or cassette tapes with Audiograbber and make wav’s or MP3’s of them. There are a lot more functions in Audiograbber, but to put it simply: Audiograbber has the most features one can wish from such a program!

You can download the latest version from Make sure you also download and install the mp3 plugin, link available on the same page. Audiograbber works in a similar way.

Important! When installing, you are offered several additional, but totally unconnected & useless software, which may include “search protect”, “tune-up utilities” & other junk programs. These should ALL be declined, or you can end up getting the start page, default search & a number of other settings changed! Some of these programs are very hard to get rid of!

You can get “Portable Audiograbber” from…  if you want the version for your USB flash or other portable drive. Both programs work on diverse versions of Windows. For help & support, please refer to =>

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