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Old 07-30-2006, 11:46 PM   #1
vraidroit
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Rip CDs to MP3


Is it just me - or is ripping a CD to MP3 quite a difficult task in Linux. I have been trying for quite sometime, downloaded tons of stuff (grip, soundJuicer, Kaudiocreator...) but nothing works.
They all ask for this command line stuff - and I am not sure what to put in there.
I am running Debian Linux.
I think I need an encoder or something - not sure how to get it / install it, or which one.
And then what can I put in SoundJuicer (in the profile) or in any of the other Rippers that I listed above?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks!

Last edited by vraidroit; 07-30-2006 at 11:49 PM.
 
Old 07-30-2006, 11:57 PM   #2
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what issues did you have with grip? i use that and it works great....
 
Old 07-30-2006, 11:58 PM   #3
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Grip is easy, gui, etc.

Default encoding format is .ogg. If you want MP3, you have to install Lame or some kind of .mp3 codecs
 
Old 07-30-2006, 11:59 PM   #4
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i should have added i use Lame for my encoding....
 
Old 07-31-2006, 12:01 AM   #5
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I think it has somethign todo with my encoder... I am not quite sure I have one installed / installed correctly.

My grip error is:

Invalid Encoder Executeable...

Can you provide information on what to download and how to install an MP3 encoder?

And then what to write in the Encode Config.

Thanks a lot!
 
Old 07-31-2006, 12:14 AM   #6
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i'd download Lame for your encoder. you might also need to download id3lib and install that as well. i had to on slackware, but i'm not sure about the other distros. once lame is installed, start grip and choose the "config" tab. once there, click on "encode" and it should show lame as your encoder. for the "encoder executible" it should show something like /usr/bin/lame. if those are all in place, you should be good to go.

*edit

if you're using debian, there should be .deb. packages you can get to make installation easier. i've never used debian, so i'm not sure how that works...i'm sure someone here does tho...or the debian homepage should have some information for you on that, too.

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Old 07-31-2006, 12:25 AM   #7
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To install lame, add this line to your /etc/apt/sources.list file
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deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing main
then, #apt-get update; #apt-get install lame (or "aptitude", if that's the upgrade program you use.

Seems to me that the last time I did it, the lame library had changed names somewhat. If you still can't get it to work after installing lame, ask for specific help in the Debian forum.

Last edited by rickh; 07-31-2006 at 12:27 AM.
 
Old 07-31-2006, 12:37 AM   #8
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perfect- thanks a lot. I got it to work.
I download LAME and then installed it:

./configure
make
make install

everything seems to work alright. Now hopefully everything will go smoothly integrating with Amarok and my iPod.

Thanks for your help!
 
  


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