Kat CD Ripper 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.
- 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.
- 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.