I have been looking for a really great free CD ripper that will make MP3s and a CD burner program and, a better Music Player than MusicBee, if there is one, and really haven't been able to come up with a great one.
My old computer, that ran XP, had a really good program on it for ripping and burning but it was for the CD Burner in the computer and I don't remember the name of it but even if I could, it probably won't work for Windows 8.1. I know the music player I had on it that I loved does not.
I have done a lot of research for a good program but the only programs I have actually tried for this are MusicBee and Windows Media Player. Seems like I tried one other player before I found MusicBee but, right now, I don't remember what it was. I like MusicBee better than WMP for playing music (actually, for that MusicBee is quite awesome) but the quality of the ripped music is actually better with WMP but neither produce the sound quality I got from the program on my old XP computer.
The CD burning program on my old computer burned really good quality CD's that sounded just like the original CD's and the ripping program made what was ripped sound great on both CD's and on the computer, but the ones I have tried on this computer, do not even come close to the sound quality I got on that one. I have compared the sound quality using songs I already had on this one that was ripped with the old program with the same song newly ripped on this one, and the quality is noticeably worse with the new one.
I have done some searching on the web but most of the burners/rippers that seem good are now coming bundled with OpenCandy with no way to decline the install of it and I would rather not have that.
I am just getting frustrated with searching the web for one so I am hoping the people on this forum might have found a great program for burning/ripping CD's with great sound quality that they are willing to tell me about, and maybe a player that is even better than MusicBee.
I would love it if one program could do it all, but if not, I guess since I am pretty much happy with MusicBee for playing, I just really need a free, CD ripper and CD burner program that produces great sound quality for both the MP3 files from the rips and the burned CD. If I have to use two seperate programs for ripping and burning, that would be ok, I just want the great sound quality I use to get.
I forgot to say that for the CD Burner program, I really want one that is able to burn from disk to disk and as far as I can tell, MusicBee does not do that, but even if it did, considering the sound quality from its rips, I doubt the copy would be that great
Thank you everyone for any help you can give me with this
Edited by Stang777, 28 August 2015 - 08:27 PM.