[SATLUG] Book for cda~mp3 ripping & encoding
gwillden at gmail.com
Sun Sep 16 21:25:34 CDT 2007
Also, you need to make sure that you have 'lame' installed.
Many linux distributions don't include it because of licensing
restrictions on implementing an mp3 encoder or decoder. The software
is available here:
On 9/15/07, John Choate <jdchoate at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have no advice on books, but I do have advice on grip. I had no luck with
> grip until I modified some settings.
> In grip go to the 'config' tab and choose the 'Misc' tab and set the
> Check 'Do not lowercase filenames'
> Check 'Allow high bits in filenames'
> Uncheck 'Replace incompatible characters by hexadecimal numbers' (or check if
> you wish)
> Check 'Do not change spaces to underscores'
> Under the 'Encode' tab I have set for 'Encoder':
> Encoder: lame
> Encoder executable: /usr/bin/lame
> Encoder command line: I left it as is
> Encode file extension: mp3
> Encode file format: /home/username/Music/%A/%d/%t_%n.%x
> For the 'Encode' - 'Options' tab:
> Check 'Delete .wav after encoding'
> Uncheck option for SQL database
> Check 'Create .m3u files'
> Check 'Use relative paths in .m3u files'
> M#U file format: /home/username/Music/%A-%d.m3u
> Encoding bitrate (kbits/sec): 320 (my preference) - use lower number like 192
> if you want to save more space
> 'Rip' tab followed by 'Ripper' tab
> Ripper: grip (cdparanoia)
> Check 'Disable paranoia'
> Check 'Disable extra paranoia'
> Rip file format: /home/username/Music/%A/%d/%n.wav
> In the 'Rip' - 'Options' tab:
> I checked 'Auto-eject after rip' and 'beep after rip' ... my preference.
> grip rips perfectly for me now and puts subdirectories in ~/Music with artist
> name followed by subdirectory for the album name and all tracks are inside
> the album subdir, numbered and named.
> One more tip:
> When you load a disc and see the tracks listed, click where it says 'rip' just
> next to 'Length'... this will auto-select all tracks so you don't have to
> check each and every one. Then just go to the Rip tab and select 'Rip+Encode'
> That's it.
> Good luck
> On Saturday 15 September 2007 13:38:42 scs at worldlinkisp.com wrote:
> > Is there a good (current) book on ripping and
> > encoding music (cda ~ mp3)?
> > As a virgin I need get from zero up to speed in
> > transfering music to a newly acquired a flash player.
> > I need a good book with explanations and examples on
> > transfering cda tracks to the mp3flash player.
> > Tried using Grip, however, it rejected my novice
> > configuration choices, therefore, more homework is
> > required. Google found bits and pieces on vairous
> > applications, but nothing comprehensive.
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