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    A good CD ripper??


    Is it me or is there a lack of good CD rippers. Or at least current ones as it seems to me that a lot are not really being maintained? Asunder seems to work reasonably well but 2008 is the last update, some of the others are even older. I have Rubyripper which works quiet well and is very comprehensive but takes twice as long as anything else to rip because it's doing each track twice to compare them.
    I just want a good everyday fast ripper.

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    Are you talking about one for audio tracks?
    If so, I usually just use Rythmbox.
    Simple, fairly quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    Are you talking about one for audio tracks?
    If so, I usually just use Rythmbox.
    Simple, fairly quick.
    Yes just CD tracks.

    I did use Rythmbox previously but had trouble with it. Specifically a bug in Gstreamer that misreads the bit rate/track length. Ubuntu documentation list Gstreamer as "broken" I'm trying to get clarification if its been fixed yet? At this point I'm not sure I can trust it. That said I just did a test rip using RB and it came out OK

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    I usually use K3b on my CentOS system. It's a front-end to various ripping and burning tools. Makes ripping mp3's from CD's trivial.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    I'd use dd for this.
    If I want to listen to a CD I point my Audioplayer to my Image =)
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    How do you get dd to copy the audio CD? On my system I keep getting an Input/output error on /dev/hda (the drive containing the CD).
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    How do you get dd to copy the audio CD? On my system I keep getting an Input/output error on /dev/hda (the drive containing the CD).
    dd if=/dev/cdrom of=image.iso bs=2k

    And if this crashes you can always do:

    cat /dev/cdrom > image.iso

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    Ok. I was using /dev/hda. I'll try the cdrom method. Thanks.
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    Ok. Even using /dev/cdrom or /dev/cdrom-hda I still get the Input/output error whether running as a regular user, sudo, or root. I'm running CentOS 5.5 if that matters.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
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