A Better CD Encoder
  5 reviews

Frontend program to cdparanoia, wget, cd-discid, id3, and your favorite Ogg/Vorbis, MP3, FLAC, Ogg/Speex, M4A, Opus, WavPack, Monkey's Audio (ape), MPP/MP+(Musepack) and/or AIFF format encoder (defaults to oggenc). Grabs an entire CD and converts each track to the specified formats and then comments or 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 or Musicbrainz server to lookup metadata and tag your files.
Latest reviews
n0body_special 2 months ago

Ripping is super fast and easy ONCE YOU DO SOME READING and setting up first. Create a ~/.abcde.conf file to store your settings once and for all, without having to give the same command every time or remember what the correct settings were.Search the website for examples. Remember to change the line "CDDBURL=" to CDDBURL="" because I think it's the only one that works. If something's going wrong chances are you HAVE made a mistake in the command or the settings file. Look again. If you do everything correctly, this little thing will detect your cd drive, detect any music cds inside, search online cd databases for the track names, rip, encode into any format, create ID tag and playlist with just ONE command: abcde

____ 9 years ago

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

krivine 9 years ago

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

Maximize 9 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 11 years ago

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