Free CD to MP3 Converter is a program that enables users to extract the contents of an audio CD and then convert it to another format. This program has features that are used to convert audio CD files into various audio formats such as MP3, WAV, OGG, and WMA. Upon converting the selected CD files, Free CD to MP3 Converter connects to the remote CDDB server to get CD information such as Track Titles, Artist, Album, Year of Release, Genre, as well as user comments. Users can also normalize the volume of certain CD content in order to produce audio tracks that have the same volume level. In addition, Free CD to MP3 Converter allows users to record audio files using a microphone then save it in either MP3 or WAV formats.
Free CD to MP3 Converter features a simple interface that is divided into two parts. The first is the toolbar located on the top portion of the window. This section contains commands such as Extract, Encode, Record, Options, and Exit. The second section is the track list seen as the space on the center of the window. This section displays the track content of an inserted audio CD. Users can view the Track Title, Track Length, and Track Size as well as the track number with a checkbox used to select particular tracks that would be extracted. Clicking on the “Options” button generates a window that contains three tabs: Output, LAME Options, and CD-ROM. The “Output” tab allows users to select the output destination of the converted files as well as the file format, which the selected audio tracks will be converted to. The LAME Options provides tools that enable users to configure the maximum and minimum bitrate of the output track, the VBR quality, the track speed, and the audio output mode. Lastly, the CD-ROM tab allows users to select the CD drive source of the audio tracks.