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What is Audiograbber

Audiograbber is a beautiful piece of software that grabs digital audio from cd's. Audiograbber can automatically normalize the music, delete silence from the start and/or end of tracks, and encode them to a variety of formats including MP3. Audiograbber can download and upload disc info from freedb, an Internet compact disc database. You can even record your vinyl LP's or cassette tapes with Audiograbber and make wav's or MP3's of them. There are a lot more functions in Audiograbber, but to put it simply: Audiograbber has the most features one can wish from such a program!

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Significant advantages:
A nice and easy understandable user interface.
A good helpfile with descriptions of all functions and settings.
The program is very flexible and configurable and still easy to understand.
It works with almost all CD-ROM drives that can read digital audio.
Last but not least: it is free!

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July 14 : How to use gnudb instead of freedb with Audiograbber  
The free CD database freedb ceased its service on 13 June 2020. Fortunately, there is an equally good alternative with gnudb. In this tutorial we show you how to use Audiograbber with gnudb instead of freedb. Show tutorial

December 03 : New MP3 plugin for Audiograbber released - up to 30% faster!  
The mp3 plugin for Audiograbber has been updated to the most recent version of the MP3 encoder LAME (3.99). There is also a new version for 64 bit systems which performs up to 30% faster at the same quality level. Get it now on our download page, and tell us what you think about it on Facebook!

August 24 : New Audiograbber 1.83 SE released!  
We are pleased to announce the release of a new Special Edition (SE) of Audiograbber 1.83. Based on the standard version, this edition is enhanced with more included languages (like Portuguese, Japanese, Russian and Chinese), optimized defaults and a modern installer. Get it now on our download page, and tell us what you think about it on Facebook!

June 22 : New MP3 encoder plugin for Audiograbber  
We are pleased to announce the release of a new MP3 encoder plugin for Audiograbber which is available on our download page. This plugin makes it easier than ever before to produce reference quality MP3's with Audiograbber. It automatically installs the LAME MP3 encoder and activates it with the recommended settings! You don't even have to enter the MP3 options dialog in Audiograbber, just install the plugin and you are done! The plugin is kindly provided by Audiograbber user and former administrator of the German Audiograbber community, Christof Heinzle. Get it now, and tell us what you think about it on Facebook!

April 16 : Audiograbber on Facebook.  
Are you on Facebook and do you like Audiograbber? Want to show that to your friends and stay updated? Then join our brand new page on Facebook!

April 09 : New Audiograbber community launched.  
When we changed servers in January we decided not to set up the previous Audiograbber forums again, because they were out of date. We instead now set up a new question and answer community based on the StackOverflow system. It is very simple. You can ask questions and write answers. What makes it superiour to other systems is the ability to vote. If you think a question or an answer is good, vote for it. Top voted items are displayed first. Users whose postings get a lot of votes automatically get a higher status and more permissions. Do you have questions about Audiograbber? Then check it out!

January 25 : Audiograbber got a new home.  
Our website is back online! Because our previous webhoster quit its service, the international Audiograbber website at www.audiograbber.com-us.net went offline, too. We since decided to move to our very own domain at www.audiograbber.org, to offer a permanent home for Audiograbber and all the ones who still like using it!

February 9 : Audiograbber is now freeware.  
See statment below and just get it from the download page.
The new version is named 1.83 and it is almost the same as 1.82. There are no new functions, just some minor bugfixes and smaller improvements. Normally this would only justify a build increase (from 1.82 build 2 to 1.82 build 3) but since it is now freeware I feel it is best to give it its own version number.
Development will continue and it should not take that long before we see a version 1.84 with support for some new internal encoders. I am working with Spoon from dBPowerAMP with that. (Basically, he is telling me how to support the internal encoders he have for his program dBPowerAMP).

December 25 : Audiograbber will be freeware.  
On February 9, 2004 Audiograbber will be released as freeware. When I sold my other cd-ripper AudioCatalyst to Xing I signed a contract which has not allowed me to release Audiograbber as freeware but on February 9, 2004 that contract expires. It has been a great journey and experience making Audiograbber and it has paid off well so now I feel it is time to give something back to the "Internet and MP3 community" so freeware it will be. I am also fed up with all the administrative work which I now hope it will be less of. I will continue developing Audiograbber and with less administrative work I can hopefully spend more time making new versions.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you guys out there!

March 4: Audiograbber 1.82 build 2 released.  
This build 2 supports USB drives, has support for Windows digital playback and works with more drives when it comes to CDG (karaoke) ripping.
Read more about it on the forum:

February 11: Audiograbber 1.82 now released. 
Finally! New in this version is:

  • Better tracklist detection.
  • Ripping of CDG tracks (karaoke tracks).
  • Shipped with the latest official OGG Vorbis dll (and full OGG Vorbis support).
  • Other minor but useful features.
    Registered users can upgrade without cost on
    The free version is available at https://www.audiograbber.com-us.net/download.html

    Comments about this version can be viewed and written on the Forum.

  • February 9: SPAM e-mail named "Audiograbber Newsletter!"? 
    I am not involved! Check this page on the forum to learn more about this obnoxious e-mail:

    October 12: Buy Audiograbber on a cd.  
    Element5 who sells Audiograbber has setup a new service so now it is possible to get a cd in the mail with Audiograbber. The cd is $9.95 extra (in addition to the regular $20 price for Audiograbber). Read all about it on:

    October 6: Audiograbber 1.82 beta 1 released! 
    This new version has a fix to deal with cd's with corrupted tracklists and it can rip karaoke tracks from CDG cd's. Read all about it at the forum:
    Get it from https://www.audiograbber.com-us.net/beta/betadownload.html
    (The beta is only available for registered users).

    August 25: I (Jackie) will be on CNET radio show.  
    Yesterday I got an invitation to be interviewed on CNET's radio show so Monday 27th you can listen to me talking about Audiograbber on Internet radio! Here's CNET's plug for their program:
    "CNET Radio's Midday Show, The Alex Bennett Program offers a daily roster of tech news and commentary with Alex's unique perspective and spin, as well as conversations with newsmakers and tech savvy celebrities."
    The show is Monday 9:00am to Noon PST, 910AM in San Francisco and online at https://www.cnetradio.com. I will be on around 11.20am Pacific time, that is the same as 20.20 CET (Central European Time) and 19.20 GMT. So point your browser to the above URL and hear what I have to say! (I'm already a bit nervous, English is not my mother tongue but I will do my best).
    Update:The interview went fine and I have uploaded it in ogg Vorbis format here: https://www.audiograbber.net/cnetinterview.ogg. You can go here to get an ogg Vorbis plugin for Winamp in case you can't play ogg files: https://www.vorbis.com

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