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Old 01-02-2007, 07:19 PM   #1
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Sound Juicer


I am wanting to rip a audio CD in Sound Juicer as that is what came on my Debian box so I assumed to give it a shot. I goto Preferences and I see where I can select the format but I only have the following options:

.OGG Multimedia
.FLAC Audio
.WAV Audio

Is there a way to enable .MP3 format on this?
 
Old 01-02-2007, 08:57 PM   #2
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I'm using Dropline Gnome on Slackware, so YMMV. In the Help file for SoundJuicer, there are instructions for adding mp3 support.
From the Help file:
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If you need to store tracks in the MP3 format (for example, if your portable music player only supports MP3 and not Ogg Vorbis), you will need to create a new profile. To do this, click on Edit Profiles, click New, and name the profile MP3.
Select the MP3 profile and click the Edit button. Set GStreamer Pipeline to audio/x-raw-int,rate=44100,channels=2 ! lame name=enc vbr=0 bitrate=192 ! id3v2mux
Set the File Extension to mp3, and select the Active Check box. You will have to restart Sound Juicer to see the new audio profile.
This profile uses the LAME MP3 encoder, so you will need to have the GStreamer LAME plugin installed.
I did this & it rips fine, but doesn't create the id3 tags for the files. I'll have to research that one further.
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Old 01-02-2007, 09:16 PM   #3
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OK - I added the MP3 profile as suggested above and in the Help Section however how do I know if this is ripping an MP3 at the highest quality possible? I think Windows Media Player 10+ allows you to set it to 320kbps and that is what I want. Is that possible in Sound Juicer?

What are "id3" tags?

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Old 01-03-2007, 09:46 AM   #4
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The bps is set by the "bitrate" option in the line you added. Change that. Of course, the higher the bitrate, the lower the compression, so you rapidly reach a point of diminishing returns.
The id3 tags are descriptive text fields stored with the audio file. They can be viewed, changed, added, etc with a program like easytag. G4L should get you more information than you want.
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Old 01-03-2007, 12:34 PM   #5
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the higher the bitrate, the lower the compression, so you rapidly reach a point of diminishing returns.
I don't understand what you mean by rapidly reaching a point of diminishing returns.

I just thought the higher the bit rate, the less compression and the file is simply just larger and requires more room / disk space, no?
 
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I don't understand what you mean by rapidly reaching a point of diminishing returns.

I just thought the higher the bit rate, the less compression and the file is simply just larger and requires more room / disk space, no?
Correct, but the but the point of using mp3, ogg, etc is to compress the file without loosing significant quality. If you don't care about size, rip it as a .wav & have All the quality of the original. Also, if you are interested, check out other compression schemes. FLAC for example, stands for "free lossless audio codec". Also, do a little googling for info on compression, especially mp3. I can't quote the source, but have read that it is virtually impossible for the human ear to tell the difference in any mp3 compression above 192.
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Old 01-04-2007, 03:03 PM   #7
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I followed you instructions on how to make the profile for .MP3 on Sound Juicer but when I ripped it, I tried listening to it and it has no sound and you can see the bit rate jumping around all over the place. I tried in XMMS, Rhythmbox, and Sound Juicer and none of the MP3's play right. They are large MP3 files but they did not rip correctly for some reason.
 
Old 01-04-2007, 07:47 PM   #8
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Well, you may have reached the end of my leash. Are you sure you have the proper codecs installed. You need lame for mp3s.
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Old 01-04-2007, 08:19 PM   #9
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Perhaps I am missing Lame (GStreamer LAME). How do I verify if this is installed on my Debian system? Is there a command I can type to find it installed? I tried searching APT for it but did not find it
 
Old 01-05-2007, 09:30 AM   #10
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I'm sorry, I'm a slacker & have never used Debian. You will have to find that answer somewhere else.
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Old 02-11-2007, 04:39 AM   #11
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For fixing ID3 tags

Hi,

Just figured out the ID3 issue in SoundJuicer after hours of searching and trial and error. So posting the answer in all the forums I can think of. This work for Fedora Core 5.

Instead of id3v2mux simply use id3mux in the gstreamer pipeline.

Command that will be helpful in the future:
gst-inspect - to list all the plugins installed
gst-inspect <plugin name> - to list the options taken by the plugin and the default values.

Thanks,
Sarav
 
Old 02-12-2007, 07:52 PM   #12
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Sarav,
Thanks very much for the information. I hadn't figured that out, actually had started using another program for ripping. I'm glad to know how to get this to work.
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Old 02-13-2007, 02:25 AM   #13
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You are welcome. You can return the favor by searching for posts similar to a problem you just solved and respond to them. Ok, btw, if you know the answer to this post, please do reply:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=527689

Thanks,
Sarav
 
Old 04-01-2007, 08:35 PM   #14
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The easiest way I have found to rip a cd to an mp3 file is with Konqueror. Just pop in a cd and type in audiocd:/ into the address bar of konqueror and select mp3. Simple.
 
  


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