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#1 2005-03-10 21:45:30

rose
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CD rippers: which?

I want to rip a few CD's and encode the tracks into oggs.

Which cd ripping programs are the best? I don't care about speed - only quality and error detection/correction matters. I heard about cdparanoia, but it seems not to maintained for years...

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#2 2005-03-10 21:51:43

Michel
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Re: CD rippers: which?

Heya,

most programs depend on the same libraries, so they use the same software to encode, decode, ... Cdparanoia is such a library, but it also has a terminal-frontend which is maybe included witht he lirbary. Cdparanoia is quite good I believe since it tries to correct mistakes that yoru cdrom, ... makes (not completely sure what it corrects).

For gnome I think that "goobox" is a a good ripper. I have to say I couldn't rip to flac (or ogg) <ith goobox, but maybe that wasn't a general problem or it maybe has been solved. In kde you can use "k3b" or just use the audio-ioslave (use konqueror to read the cd). With the lkast option you can browse the audio-cd like a file-system.

The difference between apllications are mostly the front-end stuff (gui, ...), different defaults, ...

hopes this helps you some,

Michel

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#3 2005-03-10 21:51:52

SleepyDog
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Re: CD rippers: which?

I use abcde

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#4 2005-03-10 21:57:54

Michel
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Re: CD rippers: which?

If you didn't know ...

flac is a lossless codec (this means that evrything off the original sound is preserved and compressed)

ogg is a lossy codec like mp3, aac I believe, ... which means it throws away using some model I think so to create smaller files.

Michel

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#5 2005-03-10 22:11:11

kill
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Re: CD rippers: which?

Kdemultimedia has one, KAudioCreator.  Works very well and is perfect if you use kde.

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#6 2005-03-10 22:16:54

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Re: CD rippers: which?

rose wrote:

I don't care about speed - only quality and error detection/correction matters. I heard about cdparanoia, but it seems not to maintained for years...

most of them use cdparanoia as a backend anyway...
grip, for instance, uses cdparanoia by default and can be extended with things like cdda2wav

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#7 2005-03-11 02:55:02

miqorz
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Re: CD rippers: which?

Yeah, I just use grip because I'm lazy.


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#8 2005-03-11 02:55:43

shadowhand
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Re: CD rippers: which?

I'll add to the list of people recommending Grip.


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#9 2005-03-11 03:09:12

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Re: CD rippers: which?

ripperX is also simple, but looks like crap

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#10 2005-03-11 03:54:24

MNKyDeth
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Re: CD rippers: which?

ripperx rocks imo, just click click done. Sure it might not look the prettiest but it is very simple and well laid out for ease of use.

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#11 2005-03-11 08:17:22

cmp
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Re: CD rippers: which?

i use cd2ogg - nice little bash script.

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#12 2005-03-11 09:10:32

rose
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Re: CD rippers: which?

Thanks for your replies.

A few weeks ago I ripped some cds with grip (using cdda2wav). I enabled parallel ripping and encoding.
I asked this question because I can hear some obvious artifacts: skips, exchanged left and rigth channel for a while. I want to do the ripping again, but I wonder what is the cause of the pour quality:
- my drive is a 2 years old cd burner
- linux sheduler bugs in 2.6.10 (I also listened to music while ripping and there were 2-3 skips!)
- bugs in cdda2wav.

I think I'm going to try something using cdparanoia, but I'm concerned that it was last updated in 2001.

One more thing: does anybody know a script which would just encode and tag the files? I want to extract cd a few times with both cdda2wav & cdparanoia and compare the results. Perhaps cd2ogg could be modified?

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#13 2005-03-11 10:17:27

lucke
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Re: CD rippers: which?

I'm not sure, but in the old days, when I used RipIt, it ripped raw tracks somewhere to tmp and, AFAIR, didn't rip it again if those files were still in tmp. So I guess that's the way just to encode and tag files.

But, anyway, mere lame/ogg/musepack/flac/whatever encoder direct usage should be enough. You don't need tags to compare quality, do you? :-)

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#14 2005-03-11 11:42:47

rose
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Re: CD rippers: which?

I just need a simple thing which looks up cddb and tags all the files in current directory - without ripping/encoding. I checked abcde, and it seems it can do that smile

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#15 2005-03-11 12:42:34

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Re: CD rippers: which?

abcde -o ogg

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#16 2005-03-11 13:04:11

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Re: CD rippers: which?

rip is nice


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