Apr 142009
 

Automatic Command-line Ripper (acripper) is a free opensource tool for ripping and encoding CD tracks on the fly. It also tries to get the CD information from feeddb.org, a CDDB website and writes it to the encoded files. If no information from freedb.org is available, it then tries to read CD information (CD title, artist name, tracks names) from a text file names “titles.txt” in the working directory.


In summary, ACRipper is intended to easily and quickly create ogg files with tracks information from the command-line. It also supports FLAC and MP3 codecs.

Install acripper in openSUSE

To install acripper in openSUSE, click this 1-click installer from Packman supported on openSUSE 11.1/11.0/10.3
oneclick

This should download the YMP file and automatically launch the YaST package manager to add the required Repositories, download and install acripper and the  dependencies. Click next on the acripper installation screen and Next again on the installation proposal window. This should start adding the required repositories, download and install acripper and its required dependencies. Click Finish when the installation completes successfully.

This should install acripper under /usr/bin/acripper

acripper is quite a handy tool. Simply insert a CD into the drive and from a terminal window run acripper. This will by default connect to the freedb.org website for CD information and if can’t find info use titles.txt file for CD information and rip and encode into ogg format (default)

saihari@opensuse11:~> acripper

ACRipper v1.2
Olivier Meurice 2007
See ACRipper home page at <http://sourceforge.net/projects/acripper>

CD contains 2 track(s)

–> Try to connect to freedb.org…

CD title:    Curtain Falls (UK CD1)
Artist name: Blue
Genre:       Pop

Ripping and encoding track 1 [Curtain  Falls (Album Version)] to [Curtain_Falls_(Album_Version).ogg]
Opening with wav module: WAV file reader
Encoding standard input to
“Curtain_Falls_(Album_Version).ogg”
at quality 6.00
[ 99.8%] [ 0m00s remaining] –

Done encoding file “Curtain_Falls_(Album_Version).ogg”

File length:  4m 06.0s
Elapsed time: 2m 40.2s
Rate:         1.5374
Average bitrate: 185.9 kb/s

Ripping and encoding track 2 [Best Of Blue Medley] to [Best_Of_Blue_Medley.ogg]
Opening with wav module: WAV file reader
Encoding standard input to
“Best_Of_Blue_Medley.ogg”
at quality 6.00
[ 99.9%] [ 0m00s remaining] –

Done encoding file “Best_Of_Blue_Medley.ogg”

File length:  5m 20.0s
Elapsed time: 3m 05.2s
Rate:         1.7327
Average bitrate: 183.6 kb/s

Encode in MP3 format

You can however choose to encode in flac or mp3 format by using the -e argument as follows.

saihari@opensuse11:~> acripper -e mp3

ACRipper v1.2
Olivier Meurice 2007
See ACRipper home page at <http://sourceforge.net/projects/acripper>

CD contains 2 track(s)

–> Try to connect to freedb.org…

CD title:    Curtain Falls (UK CD1)
Artist name: Blue
Genre:       Pop

Ripping and encoding track 1 [Curtain  Falls (Album Version)] to [Curtain_Falls_(Album_Version).mp3]
LAME 3.98.2 64bits (http://www.mp3dev.org/)
Using polyphase lowpass filter, transition band: 16538 Hz – 17071 Hz
Encoding <stdin> to Curtain_Falls_(Album_Version).mp3
Encoding as 44.1 kHz j-stereo MPEG-1 Layer III (11x) 128 kbps qval=2
Ripping and encoding track 2 [Best Of Blue Medley] to [Best_Of_Blue_Medley.mp3]
LAME 3.98.2 64bits (http://www.mp3dev.org/)
Using polyphase lowpass filter, transition band: 16538 Hz – 17071 Hz
Encoding <stdin> to Best_Of_Blue_Medley.mp3
Encoding as 44.1 kHz j-stereo MPEG-1 Layer III (11x) 128 kbps qval=2

acripper is a quick and easy to use Audio Ripper without a big bloated GUI. Click here to visit the project home.