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11 Jan 2004 07:32 psychonaut

Great package
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.

25 Jun 2003 14:35 jrjohns3

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.
Regards,
jake@plutoid.com (http://www.plutoid.com)
http://www.plutoid.com (http://www.plutoid.com)

23 Mar 2003 04:47 psyfybre

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.

12 Dec 2002 11:21 Lispy

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.

cu,
Lispy

19 Sep 2002 12:46 apollyon

Fine job!
Grip is an excellent, industrial strength tool that I would recommend to anyone looking to encode mp3s in a GUI environment. Fine job!

06 May 2002 12:48 rentar

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.

28 Apr 2002 06:36 veghead

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!

05 Apr 2002 17:01 gvy

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.

05 Apr 2002 16:59 gvy

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 :-)

29 Jan 2002 23:00 binford2k

Even my mom can use it!
And she's a 50+ year old gramma . . lol.

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