A Better CD Encoder
  4 reviews

Frontend program to cdparanoia, wget, cd-discid, id3, and your favorite Ogg/Vorbis, MP3, FLAC, Ogg/Speex and/or MPP/MP+(Musepack) encoder (defaults to oggenc). Grabs an entire CD and converts each track to the specified formats and then comments or ID3-tags each file, with one command.

With abcde you can encode several formats with one single command, using a single CD read operation. It also allows you to read and encode while not on the internet, and later query a CDDB server to tag your files.
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____ 7 years ago

Super quick to rip. abcde -o mp3 is likely the only command I need to rip

krivine 7 years ago

Quicker than any of the GUI alternatives I've come across, and flexible. Absolutely brilliant.

Maximize 8 years ago

great cd ripper. once set up how you like it (not to hard, just changing some options in a config file), it does a great job.

darkpegasus333 9 years ago

Takes some setting up to begin, but well worth it. It's the best CD ripper I've ever used.