How To Rip CDs in Lossless Formats with dBpoweramp?

MP3s is a lossy compression format which removes some of audio from the original. For lossless quality, FLAC/APE would be the ideal format. dBpoweramp is capable of ripping CDs in FLAC automatically with Nimbie USB.

Please follow the steps below:


For Nimbie USB series, dBpoweramp Auto Installation Software is available for automatic configration and detection of autoloaders. For manual configration, please follow the steps below.

Before installation, please be sure that:

  • dBpoweramp software is installed.
  • Nimbie USB is connected to the host PC with drivers installed.

Batch Ripper Installation

  • Download and install Batch Ripper

  • Uncheck Configure Batch Ripper and View Help, then click Finish

dBpoweramp Batch Ripper Installation

Nimbie Batch Ripper Driver Installation


Once Nimbie Batch Ripper Driver is installed, follow the steps below to setup the software:

Drive Configuration

Under Configuration of Batch Ripper, the drive on Nimbie USB would be detected under Unconfigured Drive, select the drive and click "Configure". Set the Loading Method to "Nimbie" under Loader Configuration, then click "Configure Drive".

dBpoweramp Batch Ripper Setup


Once the setup is completed. dBpoweramp Batch Ripper can be used to rip CDs automatically with Nimbie USB.

File Format and Path Configuration

Under Profile of dBpoweramp Batch Ripper, click "Edit" to open dBpoweramp CD Ripper window and set up the file format and path.

File Format and Path Configuration

Setting for Ripping to Multiple Audio Formats in One Session

  1. Select "Multi Encoder" from Rip to under dBpoweramp CD Ripper window.

  2. Select "Add Encoder" to add preferred audio formats such as mp3 and FLAC.

  3. "Multi-CPU" option is available for high efficient ripping.

Setting for Ripping to Multiple Audio Formats in One Session

Recommended Setting for Failed Load Attempts

Under End After of dBpoweramp Batch Ripper, select "2" for spindle change after 2 failed load attempts.

Recommended Setting for Failed Load Attempts

Auto CD Ripping

  • Load CDs into Nimbie USB, start dBpoweramp Batch Ripper. Check the drive of Nimbie, then click "Rip" to begin batch ripping.

    Set Nimbie Drive in dBpoweramp Batch Ripper

  • All files will be saved to the path you set accordingly.

    Ripping finish in dBpoweramp Batch Ripper