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b1lancer
May 26th, 2011, 04:49 AM
I've been doing some searching on the internet about how to rip my cd's to mp3 within ubuntu. I seem to find that LAME isn't a good way to convert the files. I saw the sticky within the forums and RubbyRipper is recommended, but the installation seemed a bit confusing to me. Everything else I found through my search was considerably old. I'm using Karmic Koala. Any suggestions? (This is also a sticking point for people I try to convince to switch over to ubuntu, btw.)

wolfen69
May 26th, 2011, 05:00 AM
I think CDex is the best, and I've used it for years. It's a windows app that's open source, but works perfect in wine. http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/cdexos/cdex_151.exe?download

RipperX is a good app available natively in ubuntu.

Why is it a sticking point? There are plenty of good apps for ubuntu/linux. You just need to find them.

b1lancer
May 26th, 2011, 05:26 AM
That's the thing: most people I talk to don't want to spend too long searching for things and encountering possibly "complicated" instructions.

tommcd
May 26th, 2011, 06:08 AM
I use asunder for ripping CDs. You do need lame for mp3 support. Asunder is fast and light and works well in my experience.
Asunder is in the Ubuntu repos.

andrew.46
May 26th, 2011, 09:11 AM
Might be a good time to pimp one of my own guides :). Perhaps try this one:

HOWTO: Convert music CDs to MP3 using the Command Line.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=535950

nothingspecial
May 26th, 2011, 09:41 AM
Might be a good time to pimp one of my own guides :). Perhaps try this one:

HOWTO: Convert music CDs to MP3 using the Command Line.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=535950


Or for the full guide

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coffeecat
May 26th, 2011, 10:33 AM
I use asunder for ripping CDs.

+1. There's also sound-juicer - also in the Ubuntu repos - but I prefer asunder. They're both GUI apps and hardly "complicated".


Might be a good time to pimp one of my own guides :). Perhaps try this one:

HOWTO: Convert music CDs to MP3 using the Command Line.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=535950

+10. Although command line, couldn't be easier.

EDIT: Just noticed this:


I'm using Karmic Koala. Any suggestions? (This is also a sticking point for people I try to convince to switch over to ubuntu, btw.)

Karmic is past end-of-life and no longer supported. That would certainly be a sticking point for trying to convince people to switch to Ubuntu if they see an update fail! Time to upgrade to a supported version.

b1lancer
May 26th, 2011, 05:36 PM
Thanks for the replies.

i was just concerned about using LAME since I saw this on a Ubuntu guide:


WARNING: the gstreamer LAME plugin, used in the instructions below, is broken and will produce substandard quality MP3s. You can track the bug here (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sound-juicer/+bug/195483). If you want to create MP3s, it is recommended not to use Sound Juicer; use a program that doesn't interface with LAME through gstreamer instead. Good examples are RubyRipper (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CDRipping#RubyRipper) and ABCDE (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CDRipping#ABCDE). https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CDRipping


And I will be updating soon...

oldfred
May 26th, 2011, 07:25 PM
If I am going to spend the time ripping the CDs I want the better quality. So I configure AudioCD Extrator (Sound Juicer) to extract to FLAC in preferences.

I find when using Sound Converter to write mp3s to my MP3 player that it converts and writes faster than just copying the mp3 to my flash player. Not sure why it that still applies as I have not done it recently.

wolfen69
May 26th, 2011, 10:25 PM
If I am going to spend the time ripping the CDs I want the better quality. So I configure AudioCD Extrator (Sound Juicer) to extract to FLAC in preferences.

I find when using Sound Converter to write mp3s to my MP3 player that it converts and writes faster than just copying the mp3 to my flash player. Not sure why it that still applies as I have not done it recently.

But are you able to get 320kb mp3's with sound juicer? In the past I havn't been able to get anything but 128kb. I don't do much ripping anymore, but when I do, I just use CDex.

oldfred
May 26th, 2011, 10:33 PM
With flac on my hard drive I do not care about mp3 bit rates. My little mp3 player cannot use anything over smaller files anyway.

I just checked an I use high which is 192kbps. It does have an insanely high setting of 320.