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tchick
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2004 8:44 am    Post subject: tools for automatic encoding of audio CDs Reply with quote

Hi gentooists,

I'm looking for a tool for automatic CD -> mp3 conversion which fulfills the requirements described below. I played around with abcde and rip but they seem to miss some of those features.

- works without user interaction (abcde always asks some questions)
- can cache CDDB lookups (or use a dedicated program for this)
- print statistics (how long it took to read from cd, encode)
- let me configure encoding options (bitrate, quality)
- let me configure naming of output files (e.g. do not exchange spaces
with underscores)

What do you use?

BTW (off-topic): How can I get rid of those annoying tail/head warnings? Many programs are /some kind of broken/ because of this really unnecessary change of syntax :evil:, so is cddb:

Code:

chick@igent:~ $ abcde -o mp3 2
Getting CD track info... Grabbing tracks: 2
tail: `-1' option is obsolete; use `-n 1' since this will be removed in the future
tail: `-1' option is obsolete; use `-n 1' since this will be removed in the future
head: `-1' option is obsolete; use `-n 1' since this will be removed in the future
...

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2004 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use abcde personally. To answer your last two questions, here is an extract of my .abcde.conf file:
Code:
function mungefilename() {
        echo $1 | sed -e s/"\/"/"_"/g -e s/"\?"/"_"/g -e s/"\*"/"_"/g
}

OGGENCOPTS="-q 7"

the mungefilename() function can be defined by the user, so now mine only replaces / * and ? with underscores. About the encoding options, here's an extract from the abcde man page:
The abcde man page wrote:
COMMAND-LINE OPTIONS:

If you wish to specify command-line options to any of the programs abcde uses, set the following configuration file options:
LAMEOPTS, GOGOOPTS, BLADEENCOPTS, L3ENCOPTS, XINGMP3ENCOPTS, MP3ENCOPTS, VORBIZEOPTS, OGGENCOPTS, FLACOPTS, SPEEXOPTS, ID3OPTS, ID3V2OPTS, CDPARANOIAOPTS, CDDA2WAVOPTS, HTTPGETOPTS, CDDBTOOLOPTS, EJECTOPTS, DISTMP3OPTS, NORMALIZEOPTS, CDSPEEDOPTS, and CDSPEEDVALUE.

I'm not sure if you'll be able to use one of the above to cache the cddb lookups, but it might work.

I can't help you with the other questions though I'm afraid... but I hope this helps!
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naseweis
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2004 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use grip.
It's a gui program but its works mostly non interactive, once you've set it up.
There are options to have it start encoding on cd-insert and to eject the cd after ripping - so you can turn off your monitor.
It's very easy to use - my dad used it to rip all of his CDs w/o knowing grip or linux at all.
It does remote cddb lookups and performs all sorts of renaming operations.
It doesn't print out any statistics though.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put
Code:
INTERACTIVE=n
into your ~/.abcde.conf and it will go with its first guess and not bother you.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
- let me configure encoding options (bitrate, quality)


I don't know if abcde had been upgraded since you posted this message.

abcde is a frontend for a bunch of different tools. You can set the quality and bitrate by editing the .abcde.conf file.

For example:

Code:

#set to ogg encoder by default
OGGENCODERSYNTAX=default

#set the options
OGGENCOPTS=' --bitrate=192 '



Do a man on oggenc to get more details on bitrates
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EDIT
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Maedhros had already answered the bitrate question quite nicely! Sorry for the duplicate answer!
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