abcde is a frontend to cdparanoia, wget, cd-discid, id3, and your favorite Ogg Vorbis (the default), MP3, FLAC, Ogg Speex, or MPP (Musepack) encoder. It grabs an entire CD and converts each track to the desired format, then comments or ID3-tags each file, all with one command. It supports multiple output in a single CD read, the creation of a single track from a CD, resume operation, CD concatenation, volume normalization, gapless encoding (with LAME), parallelization, SMP, proxies, customizable filename organization and munging, playlist generation, distributed encoding via distmp3, and more.
|Tags||multimedia Sound/Audio CD Audio CD Ripping MP3|
Release Notes: This release features OneTrack and CDConcatenate modes, MPP/MP+(Musepack) format encoding, and now excludes DATA tracks from the rip. There are plenty of bugfixes and other improvements.
Release Notes: A new option for encoding a whole CD into a single file (for live performances and mixed CDs) was added.
Release Notes: A bug that rendered the program useless was fixed.
Release Notes: This version features new settings for CD speed, a new user-definable "pre_read" function to perform things such as closing the CD tray, and a new option "-m" to add CRLF endlines to the playlist. OggFlac metadata now includes COMMENT, and empty GENRE and DATE are not passed to OggVorbis. Batch encoding now works. A playlist creation bug was solved. There is better logic when using locally stored CDDB info. Other minor bugs were fixed.
Release Notes: The CDDB code was cleaned up, so it no longer creates network activity when only the local CDDB repository is being used. Some unnoticed bugs were fixed. Specifically, the number padding code was buggy.