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Hi :)
Nice! :)  I had not thought of using Vlc as a media player, ie music too.  

Tbh though i think you are describing the old "way of things" from a couple of years ago.  There is 
a lot more out there now.  Rhythmbox is built in and probably even has an add-on for starring or 
rating music.  It's a dedicated music player and even gives easy access to a Music Store 
(confusingly also called Ubuntu One), various Radio (such as LibreFm, LastFm and others that can be 
user-defined), Podcasts and stuff.  

It's right there when you click on the speaker icon in Unity.  Simples
Regards from 

Tom :)  

From: Kracked_P_P---webmaster <>
To: Dries Feys <>; LibreO - Users Global <> 
Sent: Tuesday, 16 April 2013, 13:52
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] OT : good cd import software on linux

On 04/16/2013 03:25 AM, Dries Feys wrote:
Hi all,

This is waaaaay of topic, but as there are many linux adepts over
here, I wonder what software you use to rip cd's to mp3. (or ogg
vorbis, but I prefer mp3 as that's supported on more hardware than

On windows, I used to use iTunes, which recognised (through cddb, or
whatever sony made it now) nearly all cd's, also the less common like
folk music (Bal O'Gadjo, Embrun,...) On ubuntu, those cd's are rarely

The final goal is to rate the songs with stars (or another symbol)
like in Itunes, and then be able to export a best-of to my collection
to my cell phone, tablet and/or usb-stick.

Are there some packages I should install to have those cd's
recognised, or what should I do?



Yes it is way off topic.

You want to take all your Audio CDs and make them into MP3 files, yes?

I have Ubuntu 12.04.  I have installed Ripper X, Asunder CD Ripper, and a few others.

I would see what rippers are available with your Linux distro and try a few. I have not used a 
Linux one in a few years, since I ripped all my CDs years ago and keep the MP3 file on my massive 
audio folders.

To be honest, I do not know which one does the "stars" option you wish.

As for CD's being "recognized", that is a different issue. Are you saying that your Linux system 
is not able to play audio CDs?  That sounds like a hardware problem, since every distro of Linux I 
have used include the needed drivers and packages for reading audio CDs.

Are you saying that you place your CD in the drive and open the audio package and the CD and song 
information are not found and displayed?  That is a problem with the database being used to look 
up the CD info online. For playing your CDs on Linux and Windows, try VLC.  They have a really 
good system and they have access to a service that will look your CDinfo up online.  To be honest, 
if you run Windows Vista, VLC is the preferred package since it included all of the codexoption 
you would need that Vista does not provide.  But, if you have a CD that is not part of a large 
publishing house, it may not get included in the online database. That is just life of a small run 
CD by obscure artists.

So try Asunder CD Ripper and VLC player.

I use VLC media player on all my systems as a default install. Linux and Windows [XP through Win7]

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