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Re: [ARSCLIST] "CD ripper changer"?

If you make it with a user interface that you don't need a degree in computer science to work, I think you'd get more downloads than you might imagine.

For Linux, it might be easy if there's a way to just script all this together:

1. check CD 1 for a CD. If CD, pull off the WAV files to a temporary folder
2. interface with freedb or Gracenote and get the album and song title info for MP3 tagging
3. convert WAVs to MP3 and write tag info
4. eject CD from drive, allow for insertion of new disc but follow queue down the line of drives.
5. check CD2 for a CD. If CD, go back to second part of step 1
6. etc for all other CD drives until an open drive is discovered, indicating the process is finished due to lack of more CD's to rip.

Wrap all this with a good user interface that a normal person can make work and you're golden.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- From: "David Breneman" <david_breneman@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <ARSCLIST@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, March 23, 2007 7:00 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] "CD ripper changer"?

--- Tom Fine <tflists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

If you ever whip one up, please let me know. My own experience with
audio and Linux has been underwhelming.

I think last time I converted a wav file to mp3 I did use lame. It's been a while. I'll have to go back through my shell history. :-) There are still relatively few audio editing and effects tools for linux, but it is pretty simple to extract audio from CDs as wav files and convert it to mp3s. I won't promise anything soon, but the weather is suppoed to be pretty crummy this weekend so maybe I'll end up doing that rather than cleaning up the yard.

David Breneman david_breneman@xxxxxxxxx

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