I use Grip for all my CD ripping; it's excellent. However, it would be nice if the developers would fix some of the long-standing bugs (i.e., several years old), such as the fact that the encoder command-line settings are not preserved; they're reset to hard-coded defaults whenever the encoder is changed. Even so these problems aren't enough to stop me from recommending the program to others.
Re: This is what they want!
> It's quality software like this that
> will make Linux et al acceptable with
> ordinary punters.
> Not only does it look great, it does
> exactly what you want from a ripper and
> is so easy to use. Everything about it
> is so rightous! This is what they want!
Grip is definitely easy to use and works ten times better than any windows app.
Re: Works great...
> % and used bladeenc on the encoder side.
> Bladeenc definitely looses to LAME. And
> both loose to oggenc, even when LAME is
> top-quality MP3 encoder.
ogg requires more CPU to decode, besides that ogg rules. Ive not used the ID3 information in ogg yet. Still have that to learn.
Ill say this though. I would have prefered the author to use %t_%n as the default output format, and perhaps a different extension for OGG, XMMS went crazy playin a .ogg as .mp3! Not a big deal but would make the package a little tidier. It all compiled find from sources.
Faster than Reboot
I wanted to rip a cd and was wondering if i wanted to reboot into win2k for that job. It took me about 1,5 mins to grap the Slackware Pkg over at linuxpackages.net, install it, start it and make my fav settings. It turned out to be faster than a reboot. This is really the ripper you want.
Grip is an excellent, industrial strength tool that I would recommend to anyone looking to encode mp3s in a GUI environment. Fine job!
Re: I love it...
Of 'course grip can also do ogg vorbis. The only reason that I
don't use it yet, is that my hardware-mp3 player can't do ogg.
This is what they want!
It's quality software like this that will make Linux et al acceptable with ordinary punters.
Not only does it look great, it does exactly what you want from a ripper and is so easy to use. Everything about it is so rightous! This is what they want!
> and used bladeenc on the encoder side.
Bladeenc definitely looses to LAME. And both loose to oggenc, even when LAME is top-quality MP3 encoder.
Re: I love it...
> It's a must for everybody who likes to
> convert his cds or wav files to mp3 ....
No-no-no-no-no, better drop MP3 format on the floor. That plain.
Ogg Vorbis is *far* superior -- so don't make yourself weep in a year over those ugly mp3s when you could've done that as .ogg. I personally had to find those CDs again and redo my exercises :-)
Even my mom can use it!
And she's a 50+ year old gramma . . lol.
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