Ripping CDs

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at
Mon Nov 30 07:03:22 GMT 2009

Mark Greenwood wrote:
> On Sunday 29 Nov 2009 17:33:34 Georgi Kourtev wrote:
>>> What are you using to rip the CD?
>>> Mark
>>> -K3b
>> gk
> There shouldn't be any need to use K3B any more. Just open the CD in Dolphin and you'll see directories for PCM, OGG, and MP3. Open those directories and just copy the files somewhere. The quality of the ripping is controlled by the Audio CDs section of the KDE control panel thing.
> I've never, ever, been able to get K3B to work properly but this method works perfectly for me.
> OTOH, if you are intent on using K3B, have you run the K3B Setup utlity in the KDE control panel? That sets up some permissions for you that KDE seems to need. Might help.

I have real problems with this. I tried to rip audio-cd during the 
weekend (was offline so no support available) and when I open an audiocd 
in Dolphin I do not see any MP3 folder. An OGG  and FLAC but no MP3.

Trying to rip using Amarok, K3B or SoundKonverter failed - none of them 
seem to understand where the files reside though they list them. I can 
not browse to the CD from shell any longer as going to /media/cdrom or 
cdrom0 gives no output. Apparently, for whatever reason, audio cd's are 
not mounted normally but via /dev/sr0 or something and only the audiocd 
slave can "see" it. If that is an improvement I fail to see or 
understand how.

I had to manually copy the wav files to a folder and then convert them.

Anyone have an idea how I can sort this out so ripping (or copying of 
mp3 folder...) can work again?


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