Ripping a CD to FLAC on Windows

I have earlier written about backing up a CD collection on Linux. Lately I have been using Linux less on my desktop, but still all the time on my phone and media PC. As a consequence I chose to back up my latest acquired CD using Windows (apparently people still buy a few CDs in these digital streaming days).

Ripping a CD to FLAC (Wikipedia article) on Windows is extremely easy. I used Foobar2000 and FLAC (the software) which I had already installed. Ripping is as easy as opening Foobar2000, then selecting “File->Open audio CD” then “Rip” and finally selecting the right output format. Have a look at this guide if you need more details.

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