The Audacity Audio Editor software is a well known piece of software which not only allows you to rip your CD’s but also allows you to add additional music to the stream. Adding music effects can be added with this software and best of all the software is free and opensource.
CDex is one of the most used programs when it comes to ripping CD’s. The programs comes completely bundled with other encoders to ensure that you have all the options wrapped into one. The CDex comes bundled with the LAME MP3 Encoder, Ogg Vorbis as well as the Monkey’s Audio encoder.
The Audiograbber + LAME which is at version 1.83.1 which was the last version made of the software. You can use Audiograbber to rip your CD’s while using LAME as the encoder for the software. Audiograbber is mainly a GUI for those who do not wish to use the command line of the Lame encoder. There area a number of GUI’s for the LAME encoder such as LameXP, LameDropXPd or RazorLame. The LameXP is rather widely used in the open source world.
RazorLame is another GUI interface for the LAME encoder which is on this website here. Not everyone like to use a command line software however the best software is still open source and mainly used on Linux. RazorLame much like other GUI interfaces for Lame makes the software usable for Windows users.
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LameFE is another GUI for use with the LAME encoder which you can find here. LameFE is no longer being developed and you might want to consider a few other options. These are LameXP as well as LameDropXPd which is also on this website. The software was last updated in 2007 when Vista came out to market. The software has not been updated since then so it might not work on operating systems after the Vista release in 2007.
There are a number of GUI interfaces for LAME. You can run a GUI for LAME such as LameXP as well as the one listed below being LameDropXPd. This GUI has been been updated in many years however it still works very well. Note also that LameDropXPd 3.1 (x86 and x64) works well.
The LameXP software is a GUI for the LAME encoder which you can find on this website. The GUI is very easy to use and it is used mainly by people who do not use Linux as it looks like your common Windows type software. The interface for the LAME encoder is a drag and drop type software.
LAME or LAME MP3 Encoder has come a long way and the updated or update of LAME is now available. There has not been much work done on it over the years. LAME was originally developed under the acronym LAME Ain’t an Mp3 Encoder.