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EZ CD Audio Converter by Poikosoft

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EZ CD Audio Converter by Poikosoft

EZ CD Audio Converter (formerly Easy CD-DA Extractor) is all-in-one software: Audio CD Ripper, Audio Converter, Metadata Editor, and Disc Burner. Easy to use and provides best audio quality.

The software can rip audio CDs, make copies of discs, convert mp3, convert audio files. Also it can burn audio CDs, MP3 CDs, and data discs.

EZ CD Audio Converter supports all popular audio file formats. Such as 3G2, 3GP, MP1, MP2, MP3, Windows Media Audio (WMA), Ogg Vorbis (OGG), MP4, M4A (AAC and Apple Lossless).

Also it supports AAC, aacPlus (HE-AAC, AAC+, HE-AAC+PS, eAAC+), FLAC, Musepack (MPC), WavPack (WV), WAV, AIFF, Monkey’s Audio (APE), CUE and M3U. Further, the Nero Digital (Nero AAC) is supported if you have the Nero Burning ROM installed on your computer.

State-of-the-art audio encoding technology. EZ CD Audio Converter includes the most advanced audio codec available, the aacPlus from the Coding Technologies. In addition, EZ CD Audio Converter also supports command line (.exe) encoders.

EZ CD Audio Converter actually contains three separate programs:

  • Audio CD Ripper – Copies audio CDs to selected audio format.
  • Audio File Format Converter – Converts audio files from one format to another.
  • CD/DVD Creator – Burns Audio CD, MP3 CD/DVD, Data CD/DVD, and DVD Video.

Audio CD Ripper

Converts audio CD to MP3, and cda to MP3. Rips audio CDs with accurate error detection. Automatically downloads metadata with high resolution cover art. Detects CD-Text, Pre-Gaps, Pre-Emphasis, Catalog, and ISRC properties of an audio CD. On-the-fly conversion to the selected audio format. Moreover, it can create an exact image of the original audio CD with its Disc Image feature. Supports single-file and multi-file Cue Sheets (.cue).

Audio Converter

Converts audio files between different formats (e.g. CD to mp3, flac to mp3, wav to mp3) with best audio quality. Maximum performance with parallel multicore conversions. Metadata can be downloaded automatically or entered manually. Moreover, includes cover art downloader. Metadata is preserved during the audio file conversion. Full ReplayGain support. Also converts audio from video files.

Metadata Editor

Integrated to the Audio Converter. Allows to edit the metadata of existing audio files. Download metadata and cover art from multiple services. Moreover, you can rename files based on metadata. Also you can calculate and save ReplayGain values of existing files.

Disc Burner

Burns audio CDs, MP3 discs, and data discs. Burns Cue Sheets (.cue). All Cue Sheet variants are supported. Supports ReplayGain normalization. Also supports CD-Text burning. Furthermore, it burns disc images (ISO, BIN, CUE).

EZ CD Audio Converter Key features:

  • Secure audio CD ripping with error detection
  • Converts between all audio formats with metadata preservation
  • Burn audio CDs, mp3 discs, and data discs
  • Best audio codecs are included
  • Automatic updates (free lifetime updates also included)
  • Automatic high-quality cover art downloads
  • Features ReplayGain, normalization, silence removal
  • Convert audio from video files
  • Makes 1:1 copies of CDs and DVDs

Power features:

  • Fast audio converter, can convert up to 8 files in parallel
  • Automatically download metadata with high quality cover art from multiple services (GD3, MusicBrainz, Freedb)
  • Utilizes multi-core processors and special processor multimedia instructions (SSE, MMX) for best performance
  • Gapless audio conversion, gapless sample rate conversion
  • Supports Cue Sheets (.cue), all types
  • Full ReplayGain support
  • Rips hidden audio tracks (HTOA)
  • CD-Text, ISRC, pre-gap, and pre-emphasis detection

Changes in EZ CD Audio Converter 9.3.2:

  • Updated Fraunhofer IIS xHE-AAC™ encoder
  • Updated Fraunhofer FDK xHE-AAC™ decoder
  • Updated Fraunhofer IIS AAC [ AAC-LC | HE-AAC (v2) ] encoder
  • Added MPEG-D DRC settings for the xHE-AAC™ decoder
  • Successfully passed the xHE-AAC™ Codec compliancy tests developed by Fraunhofer
  • Enabled peak limiter (0 dbFS) on floating point transcoder to prevent codec compression artifacts (lossy formats)
  • Updated Fraunhofer FDK AAC encoder [ AAC-LC | HE-AAC (v2) ] encoder (available for backwards-compatibility reasons on special request)
  • Updated Exhale Extended HE-AAC encoder (available for testing, developing purposes only)

Changes in EZ CD Audio Converter 9.3.1:

  • Fraunhofer IIS Extended HE-AAC encoder
    • Whole bitrate range now uses 44.1/48kHz sample rate
    • Fix for mono VBR formats list
  • Recompiled the application because a faulty RAM module was discovered and replaced on the development computer after the v9.3 was released

Changes in EZ CD Audio Converter 9.3.0:

  • Added Fraunhofer IIS Extended HE-AAC encoder
  • Added Fraunhofer IIS AAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2 encoder
  • Updated Extended HE-AAC decoder
  • Updated AAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2 decoder
  • Updated WavPack 5.4.0 codec
  • Updated Monkey’s Audio 6.14 codec
  • Reworked settings UI
  • Setting to specify which additional metadata is written to the Cue Sheet [.cue]
  • Freedb service updated (GnuDb)
  • Freedb submission service available again (GnuDb)
  • Discogs service updated (Cover Art is available again)
  • Don’t write Apple iTunes (iTunSMPB) gapless metadata to M4A files by default, can be enabled from the Settings (M4A / MPEG-4 ISO format has native preferred method for gapless playback)
  • (Updated Exhale 1.1.4 Extended HE-AAC encoder) (may be available for development purposes)
  • (Updated Fraunhofer FDK AAC encoder) (may be available on special request)

Changes in EZ CD Audio Converter 9.2.1:

  • Updated Exhale xHE-AAC encoder v1.1.1
    • Improved audio quality of [low-bitrate] CVBRa, CVBRb, CVBRc, and CBRd modes
    • Improved compatibility with some xHE-AAC decoders
  • Updated DSD encoder
    • Improved DSD encoder precision
    • Fixed AVX2 processor instruction set optimization inaccuracy
  • Language updates (Dutch, Swedish, Russian, Turkish, Slovak, Spanish, German, Italian, Romanian)

Changes in EZ CD Audio Converter 9.2:

  • Updated Exhale xHE-AAC encoder v1.1
    • Audio quality improvements
    • New high quality low-bitrate modes
    • Very special thanks to Mr. Christian Helmrich for his great work and big thanks for the co-operation !
  • Updated Fraunhofer FDK AAC encoder v4.0.1 [ AAC Encoder v4.0.1, FDK Tools v3.1.0 ]
    • Audio quality improvements
    • Improved VBR modes audio quality
    • Retuned for improved audio quality
    • Reworked VBR modes with improved audio quality (Full range 24 – 384 kbit/s for Stereo, 16 – 192 kbit/s for Mono, and 96 – 960 kbit/s for 5.1)
  • Updated Fraunhofer FDK xHE-AAC decoder v3.2.0 [ AAC Decoder v3.2.0, FDK Tools v3.1.0 ]
  • Fraunhofer FDK AAC encoder HE-AAC and HE-AAC v2 modes in MPEG-4 ISO BMFF (M4A) now use “Explicit hierarchical signaling” (previously using “Explicit backward compatible signaling” for compatibility with the old AAC-LC-only decoders)
  • HE-AAC & HE-AAC v2 MPEG-4 ISO BMFF (M4A) gapless now conforms with MPEG-4 Part 24 (ISO/IEC 14496-24) specification
  • Updated Apple AAC encoder support, can be used from the new iTunes Desktop versions (v12.10.9.3+) and from the iTunes Microsoft Store version
  • No longer writes obsolete ‘replaygain_originator_code’ tags to MPEG-4 ISO BMFF (M4A) files
  • Updated the output formats descriptions list for clearer appearance

Changes in EZ CD Audio Converter 9.1.6:

  • Integrated Windows File Explorer component updated
  • Allow file operations in shell tree
  • Added (restored) Peak Normalization (Sample Peak & True Peak)
  • Select showing of Track/Album Gain as ‘dB LUFS’, ‘dB Δ RG’, or ‘dB SPL RG’ on Ripping/Converting status window
  • Select showing of Track/Album Peak as ‘%’, or ‘dB’ on Ripping/Converting status window
  • Updated xHE-AAC encoder & decoder
  • Updated Monkey’s Audio encoder & decoder
  • Updated AAC (AAC-LC & HE-AAC v1/v2) decoder

Changes in EZ CD Audio Converter 9.1.5:

  • Updated Freedb service
  • Get 1080px cover art from WMP/Gracenote service (service default recently changed from 1080px to 720px)
  • Get Genre (most voted) metadata from MusicBrainz service
  • Get Genre metadata from Discogs service
  • Read ALBUM ARTIST metadata to Album Artist metadata if ALBUMARTIST (standard) does not exist

Changes in EZ CD Audio Converter 9.1.4:

  • Added xHE-AAC codec
  • Updated AAC LC and HE AAC codecs
  • Updated FLAC codec
  • Updated Vorbis codec
  • Updated Opus codec
  • Updated Monkey’s Audio codec
  • Updated FFMPEG-based codecs
  • Improved automatic Discogs query matching
  • Fixed DTS decoder no longer fails on data error
  • Fixed DTS HD in MKA container was occasionally detected with wrong sample rate

Changes in EZ CD Audio Converter 9.1.2:

  • User interface improvements
    • Added quick buttons for functions such as Add Files, Clear List, etc onto the Audio Converter UI with the integrated File Explorer is visible
    • Correct Rip CD and Convert button sizes when other than Normal profile was last used before new program launch
    • Load cover art possibility to open from last used folder or source audio file folder (previously last used folder only)
  • Metadata services improvements
    • Get 1080px cover art from WMP/Gracenote service (service default recently changed from 1080px to 720px)
    • Get Genre (most voted) metadata from MusicBrainz service
    • Get Genre metadata from Discogs service
  • Codec Updates
    • WavPack 5.3.0
  • Fixes & improvements
    • Fix memory fault that may have occured when saving file list to M3U file
    • Read ALBUM ARTIST metadata to Album Artist metadata if ALBUMARTIST (standard) does not exist
    • Decode M4A/AAC files that have invalid sgpd atom (iso gapless)

Changes in EZ CD Audio Converter 9.1:

  • New user interface experience
  • Added taskbar / start menu jump list to launch Audio Converter, CD Ripper, or Disc Burner
  • Updated the integrated File Explorer component
  • MusicBrainz & Discogs manual search by Barcode (UPC/EAN)
  • CD ripper disc detection (pre-gaps, ISRCs, UPC/EAN) now uses the selected reading speed

Changes in EZ CD Audio Converter 9.0.7:

  • Codec Updates
    • WavPack 5.2.0
    • LAME MP3 Encoder 3.100.1 update
  • Language updates (Italian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch, German, Romanian, Russian)

Changes in EZ CD Audio Converter 9.0.6:

  • Improved output filenames / rename files filename generation
    • New predefined tags
    • All metadata tags can be used
    • External cover art option allows tags for filename generation
  • Codec Update: FhG FDK AAC 4.0.1
    • Audio quality improvements
  • Codec Update: Monkey’s Audio 5.11
    • Multi-channel support
    • 32-bit samples support
    • Performance improvements
  • Profiles UI update
  • UPC/EAN always visible in the track list after initial scan
  • Parse multi-disc Cue Sheet / Single File metadata
  • Minor UI improvements

Changes in EZ CD Audio Converter 9.0.5:

  • Added Super Audio CD ISO (SACD ISO) decoder (stereo | stereo+multichannel | multichannel, DSD | DST)
  • Added 5.0 support for DFF / DSF / WAVPACK DSD outputs, so no intermediate DXD conversion is needed when converting from 5.0 SACD/DSD files
  • Upmix 5.0 PCM/DSD to 5.1 PCM in Auto mode, previously 5.0 was downmixed to 4.0 in Auto mode
  • Fixed the bug where converting DSD to DSD with DSP options other than Calculate Replaygain enabled (intermediate conversion via DXD) did not work
  • Fixed the bug where extracting Cue Sheet w/DSD to individual DSD files with Calculate ReplayGain did not work

Changes in EZ CD Audio Converter 9.0:

  • Codec updates
    • FLAC 1.3.3
    • Added DSD Stream File (.dsf) DSD encoder
    • Updated DSD Stream File (.dsf) DSD decoder
    • Added DSDIFF (.dff) DSD encoder
    • Updated DSDIFF (.dff) DSD decoder
  • Support DSDIFF (.dff) metadata
  • Improved support for DSD Stream File (.dsf) metadata
  • Audio Engine
    • Support direct DSD to DSD conversion
    • Support DSD to DSD via DXD if changes applied to audio data
    • DSD-to-PCM/DXD conversion; improved low-pass filter (30kHz)
  • Fast seeking support for DSF and DFF (fast conversion when extracting single file cue sheet)
  • Indicate PCM/DXD/DSD conversion mode when converting to DSD
  • Updated Amazon Cover Art search
    • High resolution cover art is available again
    • Amazon query responds more reliably
  • User interface
    • Added ‘Select all’, ‘Clear list’, and ‘Create M3U’ buttons to the Audio Converter (when file explorer is hidden)
    • Handle YEAR (DATE) tag as a string (not a number) in advanced metadata editor
    • More editing space for the YEAR tag, so that date in format ‘2019-09-07’ fits into the visible field
    • Use Cover Art as file icon in the Audio Converter file list
  • Cover Art
    • Thumbnails are now shown in correct aspect ratio (previously scaled to square)
    • Custom resolution on Cover Art resize (ui, embedded, external), option to keep the original aspect ratio or scale to square
    • Option to disable embedded cover art in output options
  • Audio CD Ripper
    • Show UPC/EAN in the track list
    • UPC/EAN, Pre-Gaps, ISRC values in the ripping log
    • UPC/EAN, Pre-Gap, Pre-emphasis ISRC detection status in the ripping log
    • Pre-emphasis consistency check (TOC vs Subcode) in the ripping log

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Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32-bit, 64-bit).

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10 Comments on EZ CD Audio Converter by Poikosoft

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    Thanks "poiko"

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    $40 you get a lifetime of updates. You can't beat that. :-)

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    It keep getting better. :-)

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    one of the best software products I ever bought :D

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    EZ CD Audio Converter just keeps getting better. I highly recommend this app!

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    alternative download links

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    I recommend you buy! The program is totally perfect (lifetime upgrades) that the author deserves support. =)

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    I would buy this one.

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    The best program of its own territory, looks great and does everything you need! ♥

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    would like to know which would be the best software in audio editing ? is it easy cd-da or any other software ?