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oxf
November 7th, 2009, 01:09 AM
Hi,

I'm trying to sort out which media player I should use. Ubuntu came with Rhythmbox by default. VLC was recomended to me as better and more versatile.

But... I dont see any option on VLC to rip and burn audio tracks?
or DVD

Rhythmbox just handles Audio but not video and I only am able to rip the entire CD and not select individual tracks. Am I missing something here?

I guess what I'm looking for is an integrated utility like Windows Media Player that can in addition to playing CD/DVD can rip/burn them as well but for linux. Any sugestions?

Thanks

ubigT
November 7th, 2009, 04:12 AM
http://linuxappfinder.com/multimedia
this site has a good guide to apps for Linux. As far as one program to do everything, I don't know of one in Ubuntu, but I use K3B for burning/ripping and VLC or GNOME MPlayer for videos. Rythmbox is the best audio player I have found. Just experiment with a few different programs (they are free after all)

oxf
November 7th, 2009, 12:01 PM
http://linuxappfinder.com/multimedia
this site has a good guide to apps for Linux. As far as one program to do everything, I don't know of one in Ubuntu, but I use K3B for burning/ripping and VLC or GNOME MPlayer for videos. Rythmbox is the best audio player I have found. Just experiment with a few different programs (they are free after all)

Thanks. Yes thats what I'm doing, so many options. I keep reminding myself that windows media player might have most of it integrated into one there a lot I definately do NOT like about WMP. And I have so much more control/options in Linux.

BTW can you rip just selected audio tracks in Rythmbox? I can only seem to be able to rip the whole CD.?

meho_r
November 7th, 2009, 12:21 PM
Give Banshee (http://banshee-project.org/) a try. I think it may be the closest to get to what you're looking for (at least audio-side). You can play and rip audio tracks one-by-one and in .ogg, .wav. mp3, duplicate audio CD etc. It has some kind of support for playing video, but don't expect anything fancy :)

oxf
November 7th, 2009, 12:57 PM
Give Banshee (http://banshee-project.org/) a try. I think it may be the closest to get to what you're looking for (at least audio-side). You can play and rip audio tracks one-by-one and in .ogg, .wav. mp3, duplicate audio CD etc. It has some kind of support for playing video, but don't expect anything fancy :)

Thank you! :smile: