Saturday, August 7, 2010

CD Ripping under Ubuntu 10.04

Need to rip a CD? Got Ubuntu? Try Rubyripper. Inspired by Exact Audio Copy (Which will no longer run for me under Ubuntu 10.04 using WINE), Rubyripper has the same priority of accuracy over everything else as the former, and after testing it on my quite-scratched Metallica CD, I can confirm it does at least as good a job as EAC, although the interface could certainly be prettier (again, just like EAC).

For ease of install, try grabbing the "GetDeb" .deb file apropriate for your version of Ubuntu here: http://linuxappfinder.com/package/rubyripper. Please also make sure you have the audio codecs you want to transcode to installed as well (You can install LAME for MP3 encoding through the Ubuntu Software Center).

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