FREE Portable App Audio Converter And CD Ripper

It is amazing the number of portable applications that are now available for the Windows operating system. With portable apps there is no installation (simply download, unzip and run — in most cases); and, as a result their is no modifications or writing to the Windows registry. One such portable application that I use, to rip CDs and convert to fMP3, is fre:ac.


Fre:ac is more than a ripper, it is also an audio converter. With fre:ac you easily rip your audio CDs to MP3 or WMA files for use with your hardware player or convert files that do not play with other audio software. You can even convert whole music libraries retaining the folder and filename structure. So, if you are into converting your CDs over to MP3, this ripper is a good choice…


  • Converter for MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, WAV and Bonk formats
  • Integrated CD ripper with CDDB/freedb title database support
  • Portable application, install on a USB stick and take it with you
  • Multi-core optimized encoders to speed up conversions on modern PCs
  • Full Unicode support for tags and file names
  • Easy to learn and use, still offers expert options when you need them
  • Multilingual user interface available in 40 languages
  • Completely free and open source without a catch


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Today’s Geek Squeaks – September 15, 2013

A summary of Today’s Geek Squeaks:

Squeak #1 – (FREE CD Ripping Software): First in the lineup today is FairStars CD Ripper that is exclusively designed to rip CDs, on the fly, to a variety of formats (i.e. WMA, MP3, OGG, VQF, FLAC, APE). This ripper has had a place on my PC for years (see below);

Squeak #2 – (Wallpaper of the Week): A frog inside your monitor screen. Very cooool… (see below);

Squeak #3 – (Coffee Table With Built-In Tablet Computer):  ITRush, one of the bloggers on my blogroll, recently posted this really cool computer setup that takes advantage of a coffee table and a tablet (see below); AND,

Squeak #4 – (Wireless Media Drive): A portable media storage device that streams high-definition movies, photos, and music on mobile devices and computers. Fits in the palm of your hand and holds a charge for up to 8 hours of use (see below)…


Plan on seeing  a lot more of Geek Squeaks’, featuring a round-up of tech products, news, software, apps, wallpapers, articles, you name it;  from my favorite tech web sites… I just plain love tech!

See An Endless Stream Of Geek Squeaks’ [ HERE ]

Free Powerful Software For Ripping Audio CD Tracks


  • Rips CD to WMA, MP3, OGG, VQF, FLAC, APE and WAV on-the-fly.
  • Supports automatic volume adjustment(normalization) during ripping.
  • Supports multiple CD/DVD drivers.
  • ID3 tag support.
  • Support automatic saving ID3 Tags when converting, and also support ID3 tags display and edit.
  • Query and submit CD disc information from/to the freedb(the Internet Compact Disc Database).
  • Audio Playback control function Support.
  • Easy-to-use user-friendly interface(skin support).


A Vladstudio “Frog”


Get this other very unique wallpapers at Vladstudio…  GET THIS WALLPAPER HERE

The Giant Coffee Table Touchscreen Computer – The All New Coffee Table with Built-in Tablet Computer

@ ITRush


Coffee everyone? Sure, how about enjoying your coffee with your favorite games, scrolling through your latest photos or even browsing to your favorite social media sites right on your favorite coffee table?… READ MORE

SanDisk Connect 32G Wireless Media Drive Streaming
On the Go


The SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive stores and streams your photo, video, and music collections wirelessly on up to eight mobile devices.


This convenient pocket-sized drive requires no Internet connection or messy cables, so it can travel with you anywhere. It includes 32 GB* of storage, so you’ll have plenty of room for all your favorite movies and high-resolution photos.


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Add Fidelity and Clarity to Your Music

Most of the music players that I have experienced look good in appearance; but, in the end I find them overextended with features that end up being a big turn off and difficult to navigate.

One music player that I have been following for close to 2 years is Spider Player – The Ultimate Music Player.

Spider Player

The neat thing about Spider is that it packs a lot of punch into a small package, that adds clarity and fidelity to the playback of your music. With its’ crossfading effects between tracks and surround sound, your music just sounds better with this player…

Spider Player has an easy to use interface with the tools you need, such as a ripper and converter, readily available in a dropdown menu. Spider Player also features an awesome online radio directory that is downloaded directly to your PC and updates on a regular basis.  This is a nice little music player that can either installed on your PC or can be installed on your flash drive as a portable app.

Features (Publisher’s Description)

32-bit sound processing for crystal clear sound
Spider Player can process sound with double precision internally. So even if your sound card is not capable of output in such resolution, the sound quality is still improved. The difference is especially noticeable, if DSP effects (such as peaking equalizer) are enabled.

Streaming audio support
Stream files from the Internet or LAN and listen to Internet radio.

Internet radio recording
Spider Player Basic can continuously record any Internet streams for up to 5 minutes to MP3 format, while in Spider Player PRO recording time is not limited. PRO version also allows to achieve the best possible quality by using lossless recording for any MP3 and AAC+ streams, i.e. an exact audio copy of an Internet stream is created, with both format and bitrate preserved.

Radio Directory
Discover thousands of radio stations around the globe with fast and easy search in Shoutcast and Icecast radio directories right within Spider Player.

Custom Hotkeys
Assign up to four local or global hotkeys of your choice to any program’s action and have all of the tools and functions at your fingertips. Multimedia keyboards are supported as well as regular ones.

Multiformat Playback
Audio formats supported are: MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, M4A, AAC, AAC+, AC3, MPC, MP+, MPP, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Ogg FLAC, TTA, APE, WavPack, Speex, WAV, CDDA, WMA, MID, RMI, KAR, S3M, XM, MOD, IT, MO3, MTM, UMX.

Converter and CD Ripper
Any supported audio file (see the list of supported audio formats above) or Audio CD track can be easily encoded to MP3, WMA, OGG, FLAC or WavPack format. Basic version allows to encode only one track at a time, while PRO version can be used for batch encoding. With Spider Player PRO you can also use any command-line encoder with STDIN support. There is even a help on encoders’ command line options and a preset manager.

Support for custom MIDI soundfonts
Spider Player allows you to choose SF2 soundfont used for MIDI playback to vary how your MIDI files sound. It is also possible to convert MIDI files to MP3 and other formats using soundfonts that suit them best.

DSP Effects Manager
DSP effects manager allows you to apply several high-quality 32-bit DSP effects simultaneously in any order. Winamp DSP plugins are supported too.

Unified Tag editor
Edit ID3v1, ID3v2, Vorbis, FLAC tags and WMA metadata (support for additional tag types and file formats can be added via plugins).

Portable version
You can place Spider Player on your USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive or a CD and use it on any computer, without the need of installation or administrator rights.

Special version for U3 Smart drives (PRO version feature)

Multichannel Audio support

Crossfading support

Full Unicode support

Advanced Title Formatting support

Multilingual interface

Skin support – vary the player’s look and feel by changing skins and their color tones

CD-Text and FreeDB support

Ten-band Equalizer with Preset Manager

Icon Sets feature lets you have a separate icon for each audio file type

Built-in Visualizations: customizable spectrum analyzer and oscilloscope

M3U, PLS and ASX playlists support

Incremental Playlist Search

And more!


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