Jan 01

Automatic CD Ripping With abcde

This tutorial describes how to automate the process of ripping CDs in Ubuntu. While it’s possible to rip CDs with a nice GUI tool, what I want is a completely automated process where all I have to do is put the CD in, then remove it once it’s ripped. I also want to rip to multiple formats simultaneously, specifically FLAC and MP3. The tool I use to do this is called abcde. This is a little known command line program that does everything I want and more. It’s easy to use and produces excellent rips.

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