[conspire] return to a state of grace

Bill Moseley moseley at hank.org
Sun Oct 17 09:08:57 PDT 2004

On Sat, Oct 16, 2004 at 11:02:42PM -0700, Eric De Mund wrote:
> q2:  What application rips audio CDs, using error-correction? I used to
>      use Exact Audio Copy under Windows, which would read a CD sector
>      repeatedly until it was happy it had read the sector correctly. It
>      was a superb ripper, handling scratched CDs with aplomb. Not to
>      mention grace, and elan.

As time goes on I use fewer and fewer gui apps, so it seems.
Ripping a CD never really seemed like something that needed a gui.

I haven't tried this, but you might look at:


If you just want to rip the tracks, there's always:

   $ cdparanoia -B

and there's also cdda2wav and cdrecord, of course.

I like to learn the command line tools first and then use the

I normally burn from the command line:

   $ cdrecord -dao *.wav

But, I also have used X-CD Roast <http://www.xcdroast.org>.

> q4:  What is an easy CD/DVD burning solution? Consulting my notes data-
>      base, I see that it was K3B that you were discussing and praising,
>      recently. Is that the way to go?

I've used dvd::rip <http://www.exit1.org/dvdrip/> for ripping and
encoding DVDs.  See also:


Don't have a DVD burner.

Bill Moseley
moseley at hank.org

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