I have used RipperX for extracting CD's to mp3 quite religiously for some time now. Has always worked well, and is time-efficient. But recently it has stopped encoding to mp3 files. I have also used a couple others (GRip, SoundJuicer) and a similar thing is happening. While using RipperX, it will extract the files but does not encode them at all. I end up with an empty mp3-format file 2.0KB in size with no audio or id3 information at all. Under GRip and SoundJuicer, the files are extracted and will play ok on any computer, but again there is no id3 information there.
Long story short, I have like 600 CD's to be ripped to mp3. RipperX has always been the best, easiest, and fastest. I would like to continue to use it, but I am stumped. I have tried re-installing all the components: RipperX itself, and all the lame/mp3-related packages, but still get the same result. I even went so far as to re-install the entire operating system. I am STILL faced with the same outcome all the way around. Perhaps there are conflicting packages somewhere, or an update messed things up?
I have searched through the forums and Google, but nobody seems to be having the same issue. (Leave it to me!) If anyone has any similar experience or has ideas for a solution, I'd love to hear it.
Thanks in advance.