The software listed here are used to copy/rip audio tracks from a CD. The software saves them to your hard disk (or any other medium) in s specified format. These formsts can be MP3, MP4, OGG, FLAC or any other one.
You can thus listen the audio tacks directly from your hard disk and discard the CD.
Audiograbber - Free Audio Ripper/CD Rippper
This is one popular ripping tool avaible for free. It allows you to rip audio CDs to MP3 and WMA files. It can do several other enhancing prodedures to the audio file. This software works on Windows.
CDex - Free Audio Ripper/CD Rippper
This software can both rip your CDs and convert audio formats from one to another. The supported formats for the convertion are: WAV, MP2, MP3, FAAC and more. This software works under Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista.
Exact Audio Copy - Free Audio Ripper/CD Rippper
This software is not one of those common CD rippers. This software allows you to even rip music from damaged CDs. It does jittercorrections to the damaged parts of the CD. You can convert your music to many file formats. This software works on Windows.