Barry Chapman

Hi Howard,

When in CDEX, press F4. Arrow up or down to Encoders. Tab and you will come to options for the bit rate, VBR etc. The time it takes to rip might have something to do with your quality setting which you will come to if you keep tabbing. The higher the quality setting, the longer it will take. I set mine to high.

Barry Chapman

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: Tuesday, 9 June 2020 7:08 AM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] CDEX

Thanks, guys, for all your help. But now:
This thing takes from 20 to 30 minutes to rip a 45 minute CD. It used
to work a lot faster when I did it on my XP machine. Have I got
something set wrong? And I'd like to rip at a fixed rate of 128, but
it's giving me a variable bit rate. How can I fix that?

On 6/8/2020 2:36 PM, JM Casey wrote:
I think there is only a 32-bit version, so (x86). Windows should automatically take care of this when you install...

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: June 8, 2020 2:03 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] CDEX

Thanks Barry,
One more question about CDex:
I think I downloaded 1.77. Wonder if it's 32 or 64 bit program? Which folder should it go in?
Program Files
Program Files (x86)
Once I get it in place, I'll set it up properly.
On 6/7/2020 8:54 PM, Barry Chapman wrote:
Hi Howard,

1. Launch CDEX.
2. Press F4 and arrow down to Remote freedb.
3. Tab to the Remote Server Combo box and make sure the http 80 (freedb, Random freedb server) is selected.
4. Tab to Your E-mail address edit box and enter an email address. It doesn't need to be your real address. Something like bill@... will do.
5. Tab to OK and press enter.

I just tried it and it works for me.

Barry Chapman

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Howard Traxler
Sent: Monday, 8 June 2020 9:59 AM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] CDEX

How can I get CDex to get titles? One of the choices on the CDDB menu
is Winammp DB but it's not available. Maybe there's a setting in
Winamp that would make it available?

On 6/7/2020 6:07 PM, JM Casey wrote:
All that stuff: Where the files go, how they're named, etc -- is
configurable within Cdex and always has been.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Andy via
Sent: June 7, 2020 11:52 AM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] CDEX

Hi Barry.

I whent into my programe files and found it sitting there. I entered
on it and there was all the files correctly titled in WAV format.

My old copy of CDEX was years ago, so now this bata version also
titles eeach track so that's magic.

I'm going to mess about more with it tomorrow because what's the use
of CD's anyway?

Very best wishes.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Barry Chapman" <barry@...>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, June 07, 2020 12:38 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] CDEX

Hi Andy,

If you heard them converting then you don't need to press anything else.

By default, I think the files are placed in the CDEX folder in
Program Files. To find out where, when in CDEX, press F4. Arrow up
or down to Directories & files and tab 3 times. You should hear the
directory where the files are. This can be changed.

If the titles are 01-AudioTrack 01.mp3 etc, then you need to
configure CDEX to look up the titles database. Of course, it might
not have that particular CD.

Barry Chapman

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Andy via
Sent: Sunday, 7 June 2020 9:10 PM
Subject: [all-audio] CDEX

Hi all.

I've recently purchased from Amazon the last and final album from Mr
Leonard Cohen, who has recently passed away.

I wish to keep this CD in the best of nick, though wish to listen to
it on my Win10 computer.

I've download a programme called CDEX and tried to convert the CD
into Wav or MP3 files.

I knew that when loaded I'd simply have to press F9.

I heard JAWS announce each track being converted.

Now whet?

I've looked inMy Documents and also My Music but there is nothing
new in any of these.

I think I need to press a second button, perhaps F8, F9 10 or 11.

Can anyone please remind me just how to go through the steps of
converting please.

Very best wishes.


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