You can start now by downloading the trial version and running it. By default, it will scan your hard disk for media files, but you can also tell it what to import. To rip CD's just put a CD in your drive. MC will step you through the process. You'll find a lot more helpful information on our Wiki and our forum.
For the purist
Because the sound engineered into the CD is the sound you will hear when you play the audio. No changes are made to it by JRiver. Nothing will come between you and the recording. The promise we deliver is fidelity and ease of use.
For the person who likes to experiment
If you need to manipulate the sound, you can use JRiver to modify playback. Upmixing, downmixing, bitdepth, speaker control. Because the audio path is fully 64 bit, any adjustments to volume, bitdepth and sample-rate are mathematically lossless.