From Hydrogenaudio Knowledgebase
CDex is entirely open source, as per the GPL Terms. It can extract the data directly (digital) from an Audio CD, which is generally called a CD Ripper or a CDDA utility. The resulting audio file can be a plain WAV file (useful for making compilation audio CDs) or the ripped audio data can be compressed using an audio encoder. Many encoders are supported:
- Easy to use interface
- Media File Player
- Create PLS and M3U playlist files
- Advanced jitter correction
- Supports the cdparanoia software extraction libraries
- Support for many file formats/audio encoders (WAV, MP3, (Ogg) Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, APE, etc.)
- Support for ID3 V.1 and V.2 tags
- Support for normalization of audio files
- Support for transcoding of compressed audio files
- Support for Cuesheets (limited)
- Support for libmusicbrainz tagging
- Support for freeCDDB
- Support for recording from the analog input line
- Support for on the fly encoding
- Main window this is a screenshot of CDex main application window.
- CD-ROM window this is a screenshot of the CDex CD-ROM configuration settings.
 Known Bugs
- Intermediate problems with the Win2K and WinXP ASPI layer drivers. It is recommended that you install wnaspi32 drivers if you are having problems running CDex.
 CDex Guides
These are some guides to get setup and running with CDex.
 General guides
 Compression guides
 Development API
 Getting Involved
In order to boost the development of CDex developement team is looking for developers who are willing to help improve the CDex open source project (like improving the ripping library, make it run on Linux or Mac OS/X etc). If you are interested, please send an e-mail with a short description with your skills and what you would like to work on, including small contributions, etc.