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Old 04-13-2016, 08:56 PM   #1
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Does Linux Have a Program That Can Rip A CD as One File, With No Tracks?


Way back when burning CD started, I used to have a problem of not being able to put tracks in live concert recordings.

Thanks to programs like SoundForge, Audacity, I was able to do it.

Over 20 years later, I have kind of the opposite problem. I need to rip CD's (obviously with tracks) as one file.

With one file, I can go in and edit the concert, make it seamless, and add tracks to the newly edited parts in the right spots.

Couldn't find anything like that for Windows.

I was wondering, does Linux have a program that can rip CD's as one long file?

Thank you,
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:17 PM   #2
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You can do that with freac:

http://www.freac.org/downloads-mainm...pshot-20151122

I haven't seen it in any official distro repos but if you download the appropriate tar.gz file from the above link and extract the file you will get a folder with a completely self-contained application. Just navigate into the freac folder and run:
Code:
$ freac
I've been using it for several years and it's very fast. I use it to rip my wife's audio-book cds as she needs one mp3 file for each of the many cds in a typical audio-book. Before that I was running cdex under wine which worked well but freac is faster and less hassle.
 
Old 04-13-2016, 09:42 PM   #3
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Thank you very much for this information. Can you describe these instruction in a different way so I can understand them?

Is it possible using CDex to merge several track into one single WAV/MP3 file?

What you can do is to to select several tracks, and hit the partial track copy, with this option you can select a range which is ripped/encoded into one big file.

Thank you for this information. Wish I would of known about this a few years a go. Would of helped, and saved lots of CDs I'm going to have to do over.

Chris.
 
Old 04-13-2016, 09:53 PM   #4
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Never mind, I see it comes with OpenCandy. I'll try with Linux Mint. I just came back to Linux after 10 years, so hope I can do it.

Thanks,

Chris.

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Old 04-13-2016, 09:59 PM   #5
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VLC.

Audacity can still do what you need too?
 
Old 04-13-2016, 10:04 PM   #6
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VLC.

Audacity can still do what you need too?
No, and no.

I couldn't find a way and asked the Audacity developers and they said no.

vlc says,

Using VLC to RIP a CD

VLC can copy audio tracks from a CD into other audio file types through a process called 'ripping'. For example, a CD audio track can be ripped to your hard drive as an MP3 file. VLC has several output file types to select from depending on your desired quality or file size. The only downside is that VLC cannot handle an entire CD at once, files must be converted one at a time.

To begin, you will need to have a CD to 'rip' and know which particular track you want to copy. Next, insert the CD into your computer's CD drive.

Thank you,
Chris.

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Old 04-13-2016, 10:05 PM   #7
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I've used cdparanoia when I ripped my cds in the past. However, it split the audio cd into individual tracks. To make all wav files into one single continuous file is as simple as

sox *.wav output.mp3
 
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VLC can record just like a default audio recorder could...
 
Old 04-13-2016, 10:18 PM   #9
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@happydog500

I've used cdparanoia when I ripped my cds in the past. However, it split the audio cd into individual tracks. To make all wav files into one single continuous file is as simple as

sox *.wav output.mp3
Thank you, cdparanoia comes with no instructions or Manuel. The website doesn't even have it. Not that it cant, but I see nowhere in the FAQ or anything that says it rips several tracks into one big long one.

"cdparanoia retrieves audio tracks from CDDA capable CDROM drives."
Says "Tracks" so it sounds like it doesn't do what i want.

Chris.

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Old 04-13-2016, 10:36 PM   #10
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You can do that with freac:

http://www.freac.org/downloads-mainm...pshot-20151122

I haven't seen it in any official distro repos but if you download the appropriate tar.gz file from the above link and extract the file you will get a folder with a completely self-contained application. Just navigate into the freac folder and run:
Code:
$ freac
I've been using it for several years and it's very fast. I use it to rip my wife's audio-book cds as she needs one mp3 file for each of the many cds in a typical audio-book. Before that I was running cdex under wine which worked well but freac is faster and less hassle.
Thanks for the freac link. The whole thing is to hard to do, so won't be able to use it.

Thank you,
Chris.
 
Old 04-14-2016, 02:03 PM   #11
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Is it possible using CDex to merge several track into one single WAV/MP3 file?
Yes, but the only way to run CDex under linux is with wine which would be a lot more complicated than using freac. If you want to do this in windows with CDex, here's the trick:

1. Open CDex, insert the desired CD and let it spin up. After CDex detects the CD it will look something like the attached thumbnail. Note all the tracks are blued out indicating they have all been selected;

2. Next, in the top menus, go to "Convert" and select "Extract a section of the CD" from the drop down menu. When you do a new window will pop up that will look something like the second attached thumbnail. Note, by default, the "Start Position" will be on the first track and the "Stop Position" will be on the last. Hit the "OK" button and the entire CD will be ripped to a single file.
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Old 04-14-2016, 03:46 PM   #12
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Yes, but the only way to run CDex under linux is with wine which would be a lot more complicated than using freac. If you want to do this in windows with CDex, here's the trick:

1. Open CDex, insert the desired CD and let it spin up. After CDex detects the CD it will look something like the attached thumbnail. Note all the tracks are blued out indicating they have all been selected;

2. Next, in the top menus, go to "Convert" and select "Extract a section of the CD" from the drop down menu. When you do a new window will pop up that will look something like the second attached thumbnail. Note, by default, the "Start Position" will be on the first track and the "Stop Position" will be on the last. Hit the "OK" button and the entire CD will be ripped to a single file.
I would run CDex under Windows. The problem is, it's bundled with Opencandy.

Here is information on it.

"OpenCandy is an "Adware" module designed to install on a personal computer during software installation. Produced by SweetLabs, it consists of a Microsoft Windows library incorporated in a Windows Installer. When a user installs an application that has bundled the OpenCandy library, an option appears to install software it recommends based on a scan of the user's system and geolocation. Both the option and offers it generates are selected by default if the user simply clicks [Next] through the installation.

OpenCandy's various undesirable side-effects include changing your homepage, desktop background or search provider, and inserting unwanted toolbars or plug-in/extension add-ons in your browser. It also collects and transmits various information about the user and his surfing habits to third parties without notification or consent.

It has been reported that a number of anti-virus vendors flag OpenCandy as malware."


It looks like CDex is a program I could use for ripping, but I'd rather not have OpnenCandy.

Thank you for replying,
Chris.
 
Old 04-14-2016, 04:07 PM   #13
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You can also use freac on windows. The above linked freac website has installation files for all operating systems, including windows.
 
Old 04-14-2016, 05:35 PM   #14
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You can do that with freac:

http://www.freac.org/downloads-mainm...pshot-20151122

I haven't seen it in any official distro repos but if you download the appropriate tar.gz file from the above link and extract the file you will get a folder with a completely self-contained application. Just navigate into the freac folder and run:
Code:
$ freac
I've been using it for several years and it's very fast. I use it to rip my wife's audio-book cds as she needs one mp3 file for each of the many cds in a typical audio-book. Before that I was running cdex under wine which worked well but freac is faster and less hassle.
Well, I just got freac to work in Linux. I just did two CD's. Thank you very, very, very, much!!!!

Chris.
 
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Old 04-14-2016, 06:35 PM   #15
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Wow, I downloaded it in Windows. I installed it twice, both times it looks like it's finished, but when it's done, nothing is there. No icon, not in start menu, not in add remove progams. Doesn't even show up in reveo uninstaller.

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