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Old 10-08-2005, 01:11 PM   #1
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Best Linux CD Ripping Software and iTunes


I have converted an old i386 to Linux Suse 9.3 Pro, and have installed a Samba File Server. I have subsequently put all my music files here (/data/Music/iTunes) and have pointed the iTunes client to this file - this seems to work fine. However, when I attempt to consolidate or add any music file to the iTunes library, I get the message 'Copying Music Failed. The disk could not be read from or written to.' - this seems like a permissioning problem to me, yet even after I've chmod to provide write permission to all users, the problem persists.

I know this is somewhat outside the purview of this forum, but can anyone point me in the right direction?

ALso - anyone know of good Linux software to rip Music CDs with all compression options?
 
Old 10-08-2005, 01:38 PM   #2
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Not sure about your permission issues, but I use K3B to rip all my music to ogg, and if I want that inmp3 format I use a little script to convert them using lame.
Good luck!
 
Old 10-08-2005, 11:34 PM   #3
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grip is a good program, much lighter than using an entire CD burning suite to rip some music! If you access the box via ssh and want a console app, then adcde will do the trick

Now to the permission problem. First things first, can you write to the share normally? I'll assume you're using iTunes under Windows, can you copy a random file to the network share in Explorer? If so, then it's iTunes being funky. If you can't, then can you post your smb.conf file from the linux box for us?
 
Old 10-09-2005, 03:08 AM   #4
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I have been able to post files onto the drive thru explorer. I'm pretty sure that's not the problem. Must be an iTunes issue. I'll try the same with itunes under Tiger OS and post my findings.

PS - thanks for the GRIP recommendation. I'll come back to you with any questions!
 
Old 10-15-2005, 05:48 AM   #5
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Hello - I have been unable to find Grip for my distro. Grip only seems to work on Gnome 2 for Redhat distro. I am running KDE under SuSE 9.3 - is there a Grip for me?
 
Old 10-16-2005, 01:06 AM   #6
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Open up YAST and search for grip in there. grip works on all linux distrobutions with the correct libraries install. Speaking of which, after a slim down on my system and removing a lot of GNOME stuff, Grip stopped working. I use Asunder now which is marginally simpler but much lighter weight if thats the effect you're after. Just a FYI
 
Old 10-16-2005, 03:38 AM   #7
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Thanks - I'll try your suggestions and respond. I am after accuracy in ripping WAV files, so I don't know how GRIP and Asunder compare.
 
  


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