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rrashkin 02-13-2020 10:25 AM

audio cd ripping
I hope this isn't too off-topic.

A friend brought back some audio CDs from Mexico and asked me to convert them to MP3s. I did a (very) little looking around and it seemed VLC was the right app to use so I installed it. The problem I'm having is that it wants an output file and then puts the entire CD, 22 tracks, in that one file. Moreover, and this might be the more serious issue, that MP3 is not playable.

So obviously I'm doing something wrong. Can anyone walk me through ripping an audio CD to MP3 with VLC or any other app?

linuxfarm 02-13-2020 10:28 AM

try ripper x

i have used it before a couple of times and i believe it will do what you want. again i may be wrong.

sevendogsbsd 02-13-2020 10:35 AM

RipperX works well. Abcde also works well, but is CLI and requires a little set up.

linuxfarm 02-13-2020 10:37 AM

thanks sevendog!

teckk 02-13-2020 01:22 PM

My 2 cents

Find out how many tracts are on the CD.

For tract 1

mplayer cdda://1 -ao pcm:file=file1.wav

ffmpeg -i file1.wav -vn -c:a libmp3lame -b:a 128k file1.mp3

If ffmpeg is compiled with cdio

ffmpeg -f libcdio -i /dev/sr0 file.wav
cdparanoia works fine too.

You could script that to do all of the work.

for i in {1..22}; do
    mplayer cdda://"$i" -ao pcm:file=file"$i".wav

linuxfarm 02-13-2020 01:43 PM

sure after he(/she) and I take 2 semesters of bash script to figure it out.

($-yds$-+pluscdaudioFWIW fyi)

rrashkin 02-14-2020 10:59 AM

Thanks all. I'm going to look into ripperx and report back.

linuxfarm 02-14-2020 11:04 AM

hope it does what you want.

linuxfarm 02-14-2020 11:07 AM

i realize more work but you could always use a music editing/production app to edit the tracks out as separate tracks and work from there too.

linuxfarm 02-14-2020 11:19 AM

audacity or ardour?

do not remember which ome is the best - used to use macs and digital performer for all of my recording, msing, mastering and pruction work many years ago.

273 02-14-2020 01:57 PM

I just use whichever ripper is in the DE -- seem to recall cdparanoia is available to select for most of them?

rrashkin 02-14-2020 02:25 PM

xripperx worked a treat. Thanks to all. This forum is the best.

BTW: xripper loads cdparanoia iii

273 02-14-2020 02:28 PM


Originally Posted by rrashkin (Post 6090048)
xripperx worked a treat. Thanks to all. This forum is the best.

BTW: xripper loads cdparanoia iii

Thank you, good to know! You helped me too.

linuxfarm 02-14-2020 02:41 PM


m.a.l.'s pa 02-14-2020 08:10 PM

For those who use KDE Plasma, you can insert a CD and open the files in Dolphin. Dolphin shows the music files and also an "Ogg Vorbis" directory and a "MP3" directory. You can go into the "MP3" directory and simply copy the .mp3 files right from there. I've been using this approach lately in Kubuntu 19.10, except I go for the .ogg files.

linuxfarm 02-14-2020 08:20 PM


m.a.l.'s pa 02-14-2020 08:47 PM


Originally Posted by linuxfarm (Post 6090155)

Yep, and kinda cool. I finally found some documentation about this:

Here, "Audio CD" shows up under Places > Removable Devices, so I just click on that to access the files.

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