Command Line Basics: Ripping Audio CD’s, Part 3

September 18, 2010 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: command line, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

In part 1 of CLB: Ripping Audio CD's, I showed how to rip the songs from your CD and save them as WAV files. In part 2 I showed how to convert those files to Ogg Vorbis audio. Today in Part 3 I'm going to show a few ways to tag those Ogg Vorbis audio files from the command line.

In the last post we used the oggenc command from the vorbis-tools package. We're going to use another command from vorbis-tools to tag the files: vorbiscomment. Read more

Command Line Basics: Ripping Audio CD’s, Part 2

September 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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In Part 1 of CLB: Ripping Audio CD's, I showed how to rip the audio from a CD and save it as WAV files using cdparanoia. In today's short tutorial I'll show how to convert those WAV files to Ogg Vorbis audio files.

So the first thing we'll need to do is make sure that the proper tools are installed. We're going to use the oggenc command which is part of the vorbis-tools package. You can check your distro's repositories for vorbis-tools. If you're using Ubuntu, you can install it with: Read more

Review: RockBox

January 12, 2010 by · 5 Comments
Filed under: Distro Review, gadget, linux, mp3, review 

RockBox is a free and open source firmware available for several different digital music players. Stable releases are available for the following music players:

  • Apple: iPod 1g through 5.5g, iPod Mini and iPod Nano 1g
  • Archos: Jukebox 5000, 6000, Studio, Recorder, FM Recorder, Recorder V2 and Ondio
  • Cowon: iAudio X5, X5V, X5L, M5, M5L, M3 and M3L
  • iriver: iHP100 series, H100 series, H300 series and H10 series
  • Olympus: M:Robe 100
  • SanDisk: Sansa c200 series, e200 series and e200R series
  • Toshiba: Gigabeat X and F series

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