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On 2013-04-17 00:52, Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote:
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]

With Grip (and others) the tags are added by looking the track up in a database. You insert the CD and Grip shows all the songs and info (artist, album, genre.) Some obscure CDs are not recognised, but you can add to the database to help others in future. You can edit tags if needed. I rip to PC at the best possible level, large files. I then run a script that creates a copy of my music at a lower level and much smaller size for inserting as sound tracks or use on portable devices that won't take 30GB of high quality music or in the car with lower quality output chips. I use mp3info to copy the tags to the resized files.

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