Matthew Johnson

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CD Ripper & Encoder

This is a small bash script used to automate ripping and encoding of CDs. It depends on lame, vorbis-tools, cdparanoia, cddb, screen & cd-discid. All of the above should be in debian, under those package names, except for lame which is available from

The program is released under the GPL and the source is available here. To verify the signatures you'll need my public key 0x5BE86FB9 (available on the keyservers).


I've updated this script so that it supports overlapping of rip & encode phases, and also direct rip to either mp3 or ogg, rather than via an intermediate wav file.


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