CD to MP3 Converter is an application with a title that pretty much sums up its functionality - it allows you to rip tracks from audio CDs and encode them to the the MP3 extension. But it can also convert to Wave files.
The interface of the program is plain and simple to work with. Upon initialization, a list of all songs from the inserted audio CD is automatically displayed.
In the queue you can read the number, name, start and end time, total duration, type and protection status of each audio track. So, once you specify the output destination and file type, you can proceed with the encoding job.
Additionally, you can select the speed, edit track title, select or deselect all items, as well as configure MP3 audio settings when it comes to the bit rate, channel mode and maximum and minimum bit rate. Options can be restored to their default values. During conversion you can check out two progress bars on the total and current progress, along with log information.
The audio conversion software takes up a small amount of system resources (which can be barely noticed), has a good response time, quickly finishes a task and didn't freeze, crash or pop up errors during our tests. However, we weren't able to hear sound while playing the audio tracks, although we have thoroughly tested CD to MP3 Converter on both Windows 7 and XP. Plus, the tool automatically overwrites existing files and this option cannot be disabled. In this case, we highly recommend you look for a different audio converter.