CDex Portable v2.24

billon on 14 Aug 2020
  • 36MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by Alan G Oleski

CDex converts your CD collection into a variety of popular formats and supports advanced jitter correction, volume normalization, CD database lookup (CDDB), cdparanoia tools, ID3 V1 and V2 tags, playlists (M3U and PLS) and recording from an analog input line.

Formats supported include MP3, AAC, WMA, FLAC, OGG, WAV, MP2, Musepack, APE, VQF and more.

CDex Portable is a wrapper program for portability. Alternatively, X-CDex is also available.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download CDExPortable_x.xx_online.paf.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.

Note: The online installer requires internet connection. The non-portable installer version available from is adware.
Similar/alternative apps: fre:ac, AudioGrabber
What's new? See:

37 comments on CDex Portable  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

thepiney 2019-12-25 04:35


giulia 2019-12-23 05:09

cdex contain m alware , just download CDex-2.23.exe and check with virus total
as soon i tried to download eset smart security blocked , disable it downloaded and checked with virus total

the link should be removed


webfork 2016-06-18 17:33

@AndTheWolf: Good catch - I'm just using the PA home for both the website and download links.


AndTheWolf 2016-06-18 16:26

The link on this page still points to CDExPortable_1.7.8.paf.exe, not to version 1.8.1. has the updated link.


romulous 2015-05-28 10:07

@smaragdus: You will note that the SourceForge page is now listed as being owned by 'sf-editor1'. That is one of the SourceForge staff accounts. What that means for CDex is detailed here in this Ars article:

tl;dr: SourceForge decided that the project page was abandoned, took it over and bundled the installer with ads, as they have done for a number of other well known projects.


smaragdus 2015-05-21 02:11

I tested versions 1.77, 1.76, 1.75, 1.74 and all they are not portable, although there was CDex.ini file in the folder I run CDex it created new folder in C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Local\CDex.
Did you check this?


Checker 2015-05-20 01:08

@ smaragdus: The update I made is v1.77 (portable, ZIP) not v1.78 (not portable, INSTALLER).


smaragdus 2015-05-20 00:10

No- CDex 1.78 is not portable. Has the maintainer tested it?
Now CDex installer contains OpenCandy.
The old home page- is no longer available.
The original developers- arianepaola (Ariane Paola Gomes) and codingmaster (Georgy Berdyshev) are no longer listed at CDex SourceForge page-
The forum has been removed from SourceForge-
Something fishy has happened.
Checker- please check CDex for portability.
I tested it several times and it is not portable!


smaragdus 2015-03-02 03:52

I agree- version 1.76 is not portable, saving settings to \User\AppData\Local\CDex even when there are INI files in its own directory.


joby_toss 2014-12-29 22:10


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