CDex is an Open Source CD ripper and encoder or CDAA utility. This tool enables a user to extract, convert and save + encode digital audio files to compressed or non compressed audio file formats. Typical encoders supported by CDex are MP3, MP2, APE, Ogg Vorbis, NTT VQF, FAAC, WMA8. Files can be ripped and converted from an audio CD using your computers CD Drive or from an audio (Example: WAV) file that has been saved on the computers hard drive. This CDex audio ripper and encoder utility can be installed to and run directly from a USB device.