Not sure what you mean by RAW?
If you want to rip from an Audio CD to MP3, one of several freeware audio rippers will do it - If you want to encode an existing WAV file as MP3, there's a good many choices for that also.
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(now that's just TOO easy!)
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To be going on with, I'll cut/paste a recent rant of mine - freeware rippers versus Audiograbber
There's PLENTY of good freeware, 2 of which have SECURE extraction -
Audiograbber's one excellence is the noise reduction plugin.
(and THAT comes from elsewhere too) www.exactaudiocopy.de
EAC - The BENCHMARK in secure ripping, which also allows you to
quickly sample any uncorrevted errors, and maybe de-glitch them as
Supports CD WRITING on many writers - YMMV!
(Postcardware, + donations welcome) www.cdex.n3.net
CDEX - Secure ripping by CD-Paranoia in the 1.40x betas
Nicer look than EAC, also reasonable interface for converting WAV-MP3
and Riff/WAV MP3 coded
ZLURP Ripper - take a look at the sreenshots - THIS is a strong
challenger indeed, though it lacks the secure ripping technology of
the other two.
(Donations requested, but not required)
There is also DBPowerAMP - but the interface is an acquired taste! http://admin.dbpoweramp.com/
Free, shareware extension pack avaible but not required for basic
A competent litlle bundle
WHY ever pay for CD ripping software - and I DON'T mean WAREZ.
Want the best RIP at any cost (easy... EAC)
Drive doesn't like EAC? (try CDEX - Paranoia mode)
Want it FAST - if your drive is good enough then take off the