A program that converts audio files from a CD to mp3, wav, or any other format. It's called a ripper because when you copy the track off the CD, it's like ripping (taking, copying, etc) the track out of the CD. Some examples of rippers are dBpowerAMP Music Converter, Easy CD-DA Extractor, CDex, FreeRIP, and Audiograbber.
My friend wanted to show me a song, so he ripped it from a CD he had and e-mailed it to me.
September 15, 2003