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...
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,
I use abcde
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.
Kdemultimedia has one, KAudioCreator. Works very well and is perfect if you use kde.
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
Yeah, I just use grip because I'm lazy.
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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.
i use cd2ogg - nice little bash script.
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?
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? :-)
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
abcde -o ogg
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