Category: Main Multimedia CDex 1.70 beta4


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useful CD-Ripper for Windows. Using it because I didn't find one, which is connecting to CDdatabases AND convert directly into mp3s. (K3b gets the songtitles but only convert to ogg; with grip I haven't managed to get songtitles from the internet.

Application Details:

Version: 1.70 beta4
License: Open Source
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6-rc4

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What works

Ripping CDs to .wav or .mp3, converting .wav to .mp3 and back, CDDB access, everything I tried worked perfectly, and fast. The installer works.

 It may be necessary for you to use Winecfg and configure a drive letter as type CD-ROM, mapped to /mnt/cdrom. Because of this I had to rate it Gold, as I could not get CDEX to recognize my CD player in a clean wine prefix without doing this (see ratings definitions) but once you do this it works perfectly.

What does not

I could not find anything that did not work. Others have reported that it crashes when you leave the settings panel. I did not observe this. I could go in and out of settings with no problem.


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Additional Comments

If you get an error about "Native NT SCSI LIbrary support is not supported by this operating system", you will need to use WineCFG (easily accessed by WineXS) and add a drive letter with the Type: of CD-ROM, mapped to /mnt/cdrom. This appears to be some sort of wine peculiarity that keeps it from detecting your CD/DVD drive. It is not necessary to have anything mounted in /mnt/cdrom. It may be necessary to add a line to your fstab (or uncomment it if there but commented out): /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,owner,ro 0 0 Once you do this, it should recognize your CD drive just fine. I might mention that CDEX under Wine is fast. I have tried various ripping programs, including asunder, ripperX, and k3b. Asunder and ripperX are horribly slow. K3b is fast, and Cdex is just as fast. Another thing to mention - if there is more than one CDDB entry, Cdex will allow you to choose the one you want to use. K3b and assunder do not give you a choice, but force you to use the first one they find.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentSlackware64 14.0Jul 04 20131.6-rc4Yes Yes GoldZootal 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 04 20121.2.3Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 19 20101.2.1Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 

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