ripping several hundred cds?
diesch at spamfence.net
Mon Nov 27 07:39:50 UTC 2006
Matt Price <matt.price at utoronto.ca> wrote:
> for xmas I'm switching our stereo over to an electronic system --
> probably a combination of an ipod and a linux player.
> as part of this project I want to rip all of our cds to mp3 or ogg (if
> someone has a suggestion ofr an ogg-friendly ipod-replacement?). I'm
> doing enough of these that I'd like to have as little user interaction
> as possible -- just shove in the cd, have it automatically rip to a
> specifed location, then eject and on to the next one. has anyone done
> anything of this kind before? any suggestions?
I'm using Jack for ripping
,----[ ~/bin/pkgdesc jack ]
| Package: jack
| Description: Rip and encode CDs with one command
| Jack has been developed with one main goal: making OGGs (or MP3s)
| without having to worry. There is nearly no way that an incomplete rip
| goes unnoticed, e.g. jack compares WAV and OGG file sizes when
| continuing from a previous run. Jack also checks your HD space before
| doing anything (even keeps some MB free).
| Jack is different from other such tools in a number of ways:
| - it supports different rippers and encoders
| - it is very configurable
| - it doesn't need X
| - it can "rip" virtual CD images like the ones created by cdrdao
| - when using cdparanoia, cdparanoia's status information is displayed
| and archived for all tracks, so you can see if something went wrong
| - it uses sophisticated disk space management, i.e. it schedules its
| ripping/encoding processes depending on available space.
| - freedb query, file renaming and id3/ogg-tagging
| - it can resume work after it has been interrupted. If all tracks have
| been ripped, it doesn't even need the CD anymore, even if you want
| to do a freedb query.
| - it can do a freedb query based on OGGs alone, like if you don't
| remember from which CD those OGGs came from.
| - freedb submissions
I never tried using CD images, but it sounds like as if you have enough
disc space you could first create images of a couple of CDs and then
let jack rip them overnight.
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