Originally Posted by Zybane
I do agree that license seems excessive. But can the other programs convert all of your music automatically with a few clicks? Just curious...
My reply is not just to you Zybane but to several posts.
I've installed it on multiple PC's. He sends you a key and it is not locked to a single computer. It's the honor system.
Do the other tools include "Accurate Rip" where it compares the checksum of your rip with other peoples so you can be sure you got as perfect a rip as possible and that your drive is always working as good as it should? Fre:ac mentions he'll be adding it. But guess who wrote it?
Does it include access to AMG Metadata? Much better Metadata than the freebies.
I have approx. 350 CD's probably avg $10 each. That's $3500.00. Ya think $38.00 is gonna break the bank. Along with the $40K Jeep. Or do you get your music for "Free" too.
I use what's best and saves me time. If it cost a few bucks so be it. I think you'll find dbpoweramp at the top of many peoples list that have taken the time to find the best tool.
I don't know what features Fre:ac has. But dbpoweramp can process HD Audio CD's correctly (not applicable to the Jeep).
It also has cool feature where you can rearrange your library file structure according to your metadata without conversion. For example let's say you want your folders by Genre\Artist\Album instead of Album\Artist it's a snap. Runs in just a few minutes. Or you decide you want Artist names in the File names or you don't. I've arrange the audio differently for different cars. It also helps flush out bad meta data in files.
One way to assess a tool is by checking out forum activity. Go check them both out.
You can try the "licensed" version of dbpoweramp for 21 days free. There is a little bit of learning curve. But once your up, it's really quick, powerful and accurate.
Here's a good forum on ripping and converting. Tons of references to dbpoweramp, couldn't find a single one on fre:ac
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