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Easy to use GUI ripper
Developer(s) Georgy Berdyshev
Release information
Initial release 2000; 21 years ago
Stable release 2.20 (July 18, 2019)
Preview release
Operating system Windows
Additional information
Use Digital Audio Extraction
License Proprietary / Adware

CDex can extract 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.

CDex was originally released as free software under the terms of the GPL. However, as of version 1.70, the source code is no longer available and the installation is bundled with adware like OpenCandy.


  • 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

Known Bugs[edit]

  • 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[edit]

These are some guides to get setup and running with CDex:

External links[edit]