grip had been my favorite CD ripping software. I know there are better ones out there, but I've gotten used to it enough to configure it exactly the way I want. I've suddenly noticed that even with the debian-multimedia repos enabled, grip is nowhere to be found. Is this by design? If so, is there a suitable alternative? I've tried RipperX, but I don't like it nearly as much.
Last edited by extraspecialbitter (2012-07-25 18:15:24)
Yes, Grip is no longer supported by its developers, or by Debian, and has been removed from the repositorie.
In addition to RipperX, there are ABCDE, Asunder, Ruby Ripper and others that one could try. Surely you can find something you like that will do the job. Might even find something you like better!
i really enjoy abcde for ripping. you need to adjust the config-file to your liking first, but once you set that up it is as easy as popping in a CD and typing 'abcde' in a terminal.
The grip devs now went all indie game commercial. Nice of them to kill a FOSS project. Really.
I'm so meta, even this acronym
Grip is still available from stalter-multimedia:
add this to /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://packages.crunchbang.org/statler-mm squeeze main non-free
Privacy & Security on #!
@Tunafish - thanks for the reply. I'm giving xripperx and abcde a test-drive, but it at least gives me the option to install grip if I don't care for the alternatives.
Well, it is a sad thing for me seeing grip isn't developed/maintained anymore
I use it since the beginning days of my linux trail -Debian 1.3 Bo back in 1997 it was-, grabbed my hole cd collection to harddisk in 128 kb/s (harddrive space wasn't that cheap back then ) using the lame later gogo plugin. Never find a better solution... sad sad thing it is
Thanks a lot for bringing grip back to me... I had a really bad time trying to install it from source - never could make it work. I'll try the *.deb package provided by the crunchbang repo and let you know how it went later on...
I love abcde