From: Bruce Stephens on 2 Sep 2009 16:16
Will Kemp <will(a)xxxx.swaggie.net> writes:
> I use grip. It seems fairly fast to me, although i doubt i could rip a
> CD in 4 minutes. It uses lame for encoding to mp3 and the rip/encode
> config stuff is good. It's nice and handy for correcting CDDB titles
> etc, too.
If one believes Debian, grip's unsupported upstream. asunder is the
replacement, apparently. asunder seems OK, though I preferred grip for
its interface (speed is identical, as far as I can tell).
From: david on 2 Sep 2009 17:05
On Wed, 02 Sep 2009 20:43:20 +0100, Will Kemp wrote:
> On 09/02/2009 04:42 PM, david wrote:
>> Have ubuntu 9.04 installed and wanted to rip approx 200 CDs to MP3.
>> Any recommendations what to use that's fast, not CLI ie has a GUI, and
>> produces decent quality files.
>> I couldn't find Sound Juicer (google search recommended) in the repos
>> and just tried using K3b which took 15 minutes to rip to ogg whereas,
>> dare I say it, I can do this in XP in about 4 mins (same CD).
>> Really prefer to use Linux but it needs to be fast.
> If you can rip it faster with XP, why do you want to use Linux?
Because I want to rid myself of MS and this is one of the achille's heels
of Linux (IMHO) that I'd like to overcome.
From: Bernard Peek on 2 Sep 2009 17:30
In message <Zcynm.42299$Db2.31974(a)edtnps83>, Unruh
>MP3 is a proprietary system, and you are obliged, by the patent law, to
>pay the owners for the priviledge of converting to mp3.
That depends on which jurisdiction you live in.
From: Bernard Peek on 2 Sep 2009 17:32
In message <4a9eb31f$0$2477$db0fefd9(a)news.zen.co.uk>, david
>I want someone who uses, yes, uses an MP3 ripper via a GUI to suggest a
>fast and good quality app that will run under Ubuntu 9.04.
The default audio CD extractor in Ubuntu is Sound Juicer, which works
fine for me.
From: Big and Blue on 2 Sep 2009 17:55
> Have ubuntu 9.04 installed and wanted to rip approx 200 CDs to MP3.
> Any recommendations what to use that's fast, not CLI ie has a GUI, and
> produces decent quality files.
Why does it need to be a GUI?
I use abcde (which is a front-end to lame). Just fire up a terminal and
let it go. I can't see what a GUI would offer here.
Although I do use a GUI (easytag) to fix up any of the tags I wish to
change later (abcde will query cddb to get them as it runs anyway).
Just because I've written it doesn't mean that
either you or I have to believe it.