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Old 06-01-2006, 03:20 AM   #1
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Ripping MP3's with ID3 tags...


Hello everybody,

I'm having some trouble out here, and scouring the internet has done me no good, though that does seem strange to me given the problem...

What I'm trying to do is rip a CD to my computer, and encode it in MP3 format. With the lame encoder at the heart of the project, I've tried almost everything to get it working:

Grip and KAudioCreator have the same problem when I run them. They get to the end of a track, and hang at about 99% done. I have a similiar Grip setup on my Ubuntu laptop, and it works fine, so that's a bit strange...

The other program I've tried is Sound Juicer, which works pretty well. I can create decent MP3's using the following Gstreamer Pipeline:
audio/x-raw-int,rate=44100,channels=2 ! lame name=enc vbr=0 bitrate=192
However, that doesn't create ID3 tags, so my files are kind of nameless.

Anybody out there have any ideas as to how to fix Grip and KAudioCreator or to add ID3 tags to the files using Sound Juicer?

Please please, if you have any ideas, I'd much appreciate them, as I have been working on this problem for days now (in comparison, setting up RAID1 for the first time took me two hours or so to figure out).

Any help...ideas? Please?

All quiet on the western front,

-mike
 
Old 06-01-2006, 05:33 AM   #2
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do you have id3lib installed?
 
Old 06-01-2006, 10:51 PM   #3
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Just tried to install it - no luck. Any other ideas?

Last edited by mlissner; 06-01-2006 at 11:00 PM.
 
Old 06-01-2006, 11:19 PM   #4
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Grip should definitely do it. Does it list the song names, then not write the id3 tags?
 
Old 06-02-2006, 08:35 AM   #5
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go to id3lib's (sourceforge.net hosted) website and download the sourcecode and compile it yourself if your distro does not have it...
 
Old 06-03-2006, 07:51 PM   #6
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Grip knows the track names, and I'm pretty sure I have id3lib already installed (I'm assuming it comes as a dependancy for Grip?).

I'm sure grip would work...if it worked...like I said before though, both it and KAudioCreator hang at 99% done with the track. Any help on getting it to work would solve the problem.

Also, for what it's worth, I'm running Fedore Core 5 (FC5)

Thanks again for all the help though, I feel like we're making progress.
 
Old 07-11-2006, 02:09 AM   #7
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Still Working On it...

Ok. I haven't worked on this in a while, but I have tried some new techniques, and perhaps there are some new ideas on this problem, as I'm losing my wit trying to figure it out.

I checked to make sure that I have id3lib installed. I do. I browsed through the packages in yum that contain mp3, and tried another couple things:
- I installed gstreamer08-plugins-extra-audio because it said it worked with lame...didn't change anything I could tell...
- I installed banshee. It works, and can actually rip a song to mp3. However, it too has problems. For one, when the ripped song is opened in amarok, the program crashes if you right click on the song (which is essential for checking the id3 info). For two, the id3 info is all screwy in amarok. It seems ok in Banshee though..

Any help out there in Linux land? I'm losing my will to rip.
 
Old 07-11-2006, 04:13 AM   #8
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Under Grip if you have the ID3 package installed, you can select Under "Config" and then "ID3" that grip should add the ID3 Tags to your ripped songs...you can even tell it to only do this for .mp3 (Default)

Now if you are ripping to .ogg which is the default I beleive then it will not work.

Check your settings.

Also this works fine for me and I used the standard distro RPM's from extras and Livna.

Cheers

Here the proof (freshly ripped off the only CD I had Lying around):
Comment is mine in the TAG
Code:
[xx@xxx]$ id3info rammstein__ich_will.mp3

*** Tag information for rammstein__ich_will.mp3
=== TIT2 (Title/songname/content description): Rammstein / Ich will
=== TPE1 (Lead performer(s)/Soloist(s)): Crossing All Over
=== TALB (Album/Movie/Show title): Vol. 14 - CD 1
=== TYER (Year): 2001
=== COMM (Comments): ()[]: Test
=== TCON (Content type): (139)
=== TRCK (Track number/Position in set): 1
=== COMM (Comments): (ID3v1 Comment)[XXX]: Test
*** mp3 info
MPEG1/layer III
Bitrate: 128KBps
Frequency: 44KHz

Last edited by Butterbroetchen; 07-11-2006 at 04:34 AM.
 
Old 07-12-2006, 01:43 AM   #9
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Right...but like I said before...grip doesn't work. It hangs at 99%. If we can fix that, we can pack our bags and go on vacation. Until that mystery is solved, we're beat as far as I can tell.
 
Old 07-12-2006, 05:04 AM   #10
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I know this might sound stupid but...have you tried reinstalling?

All I did was install grip with all its dependencies then I installed lame and id3lib.
And tada! it works.

What repositories have you got setup?
 
Old 07-13-2006, 01:27 AM   #11
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Well, no, I hadn't tried that because I was still of the persuasion that I could fix it without giving up altogether...

A moment ago though, I took your suggestion, and did the following:
yum -y remove lame id3lib grip

That's all well and fine, but it also thought it would remove (and I didn't know how to stop it) these programs:
amarok-extras-nonfree
ffmpeg
gstreamer-plugins-ugly
gstreamer08-plugins-extra-audio
mplayer
mplayerplug-in
mplayer-fonts
xine
xine-lib

Kind of a pain, but I let them all go, and then rebooted (for good measure). Reinstalled all of the above, and it pretty much works. Only thing that doesn't work is that it still takes FOREVER at the end of songs (like multiple minutes to do the last couple percent of a file). Otherwise, it encodes correctly, and does id3tags fine. I believe we have a solution (of sorts).

Thanks for the help, and I'll report back if further problems evolve.
 
Old 07-13-2006, 01:41 AM   #12
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When does it take for ever? When its ripping or when its encoding?

Glad its working now at least
 
Old 07-14-2006, 01:42 AM   #13
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It takes forver as it nears the end of the ripping of the track. It does about 98% of a song in a minute or so, and then takes several minutes to do the last 2%...it's so slow, it's hard to tell if it has crashed.

The disc is not spinning (loudly at least) during this, so it's as if it's waiting for something from the software to happen.

I tried to do a whole disc after posting last night, but it stopped altogether after 98% of the eight track.

Suggestions?
 
Old 07-14-2006, 06:34 AM   #14
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Does this happen with the same disk or are these different disks?

Try and open a terminal and do a
Code:
tail -f /var/log/messages
Then when you rip something try and see if there are read errors or something showing up.

Also try and start grip from the console and see if it is spitting out any errors when this happens.
Might help you narrow the problem down.

Cheers
 
Old 07-14-2006, 08:49 AM   #15
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I'm gonna try something about CD ripping: so, I have wine installed, and I'm gonna try to make a little program like AudioGrabber to recognize DMA data transferring for CD-DVD-rom. If I succeed, I'll let you know
 
  


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