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.
ctrlxmms is a small Perl script designed to increase the useability of XMMS. With it, you can use most of the common GUI functions of XMMS from the CLI. You also have a few handy commands which are not available from the GUI. Together with lirc and a remote (eg. Anir Multimedia Magic), this is a wonderful tool.
empegify is a networkable system for creating MP3s. It is designed so that you can perform the ripping on one set of machines, the encoding on another, storing the data to a final machine. It features CDDB support and maintainable code. It also includes a simple Web interface for easy monitoring.
The riofill utility randomly selects a list of MP3 files from a given directory and ensures they will all fit into the memory of a Diamond Rio portable MP3 player. Switches allow differently-sized Rios to be filled. By default, riofill uploads the playlist produced to a Rio player connected to the computer's parallel port using the Snowblind Alliance (SBA) Rio utility. Optionally, the generated playlist may be printed to stdout or saved in a file instead of being uploaded to the Rio.