Hi everyone, just a quick question. I have a large cd collection, (God I now know what people felt like with their old vinyls lol) and I want to import them, catalogue them and generally get them out of the way. Plus it will put an end to the wife's, "when are you going to do something about these" speeches. Which programme would you recommend to do the job? I see many of the programmes that you would expect to do the job, just don't have this option.
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Distros: Crunchbang 11 ""Waldorf" 32bit & Porteus 2.1 64bit, Machine: Fujitsu-Siemens AMILO Notebook Li 3710, CPU: 2x Intel Pentium Dual CPU T3400 @ 2.16GHz, RAM: 4GB
For ripping cds on Linux rubyripper is pretty much your only option.
Rip to FLAC for lossless quality with good compression.
You can re-encode the FLAC files to a lossy format for use on portable devices that don't support FLAC or have limited storage space if needed.
You would need to use a separate program if you want some kind of automated organization of the resulting ripped files unless the configurable directory and file naming options in rubyripper do what you want.
I organize all my music by hand so I can't recommend anything for that.
If you don't have one already you will probably need a 500GiB to 2TiB hard drive to store a large music collection on.
How much you need depends on what you consider "Large".
You also don't want to use a laptops built in disk drive for ripping a large number of cds, they aren't meant for that and will wear out quickly.
Last edited by arclance (2013-10-07 13:45:26)