CD audio ripping in Jaunty

Nigel Ridley nigel at
Thu Sep 10 17:18:11 UTC 2009

Marcelo Magno T. Sales wrote:
> Em Quinta-feira 10 Setembro 2009, Nigel Ridley escreveu:
>> What's with Jaunty and ripping audio CD's? First a dialogue window
>> doesn't pop up and ask me what I want to do. I then unsuccessfully
>> tried to mount it so that I could see its content in Dolphin, and
>> hopefully, as in the old Konqueror, just copy the 'MP3' folder to my
>> home folder. I also tried K3B but it kept giving errors every time I
>> tried to rip the audio CD.
> You can't mount an audio CD, because there is no file system on it. Once 
> there is no file system, there is no MP3 folder and no files to copy 
> either, just raw data. Unless you mean a data CD with mp3 files on it.
> Take a look at audex and grip, both are in Ubuntu repos and can rip 
> audio CDs to any format you like (assuming you have the proper codecs 
> installed).

So how does one view the contents of the audio CD? (Commercial audio CD - not MP3's).
With Gutsy you could navigate to it using Konqueror but in Jaunty it's just not possible.

>> In the end I stuffed the CD in my daughter's Gutsy box and it is
>> ripping just fine.
>> Is it going to work properly in Karamel Kola (aka 9.10)?
> Doesn't it work already? It just doesn't ask what you want to do with 
> the CD after it is inserted. However, you can surely rip it with one of 
> the two softwares I mentioned earlier.
> I don't know if KDE 4.3 in Karmic Koala will pop up a dialog when you 
> insert an audio cd.

I do hope so.....

> []'s
> Marcelo


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