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Michael Haan
2005-03-17, 08:41
I just started using abcde to rip to flac last night.  It seemed a little slow, but given everything that was going on on the box, and the processes nice level, I wasn't surprised.  Anyway, I haven't yet figured out exactly how to configure abcde the way I want just yet.  On the single file per cd issue, I'm with you.  I have my entire collection in flac and would never even thing of ripping cds to a single file with cue sheets - seems unnatural.

>From: Bill Moseley <moseley (AT) hank (DOT) org>

>Reply-To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>

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>Subject: [slim] abcde usage (with flac)

>Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 19:08:12 -0800


>Debian Sid & SB1 owner.  Yet another "best way to rip" question.


>I normally use grip to rip to ogg.  But listening to people here makes

>me think I should go out and get a few honkin' drives, a dvd burner,

>and rip to flac.  I already have a number of title ripped to flac, but

>mostly ogg and some mp3.


>I have a few flac questions, and then also looking for tips on using



>And, yes, I did see Michael Peters scripts today.  Looks like more

>work -- and I don't mind the cddb errors.  But I should look at them



>About flac -- I thought I saw a post where someone was suggesting

>ripping CDs as a *single* flac.  Is there a reason to do this?  If so,

>how are the songs managed individually?  Can Slimserver play

>individual songs in this case?


>I also see talk of using cue/toc sheets.  Will slimserver use those

>for indexing songs -- and can then the songs be played individually?


>I also noticed with the flac files I've played on my SB1 that the

>audio level seems low.  Is --replay-gain something that could help?


>Now, if you use abcde, could you give some tips on your usage?  What do

>you set in your ~/.abcde.conf file, and what command line parameters

>do you use?


>I tried this:


>   abcde -1 -a tag,playlist -o flac -R -w comment 1-3


>hoping to get a single file with the first three songs, but it ripped

>and encoded the entire cd.


>$ ls -l

>total 427860

>-rw-r--r--  1 moseley moseley       650 2005-03-16 17:34 cddbchoices

>-rw-r--r--  1 moseley moseley       148 2005-03-16 17:34 cddbquery

>-rw-r--r--  1 moseley moseley      1078 2005-03-16 17:34 cddbread.1

>-rw-r--r--  1 moseley moseley       986 2005-03-16 17:34 cddbread.2

>-rw-r--r--  1 moseley moseley       590 2005-03-16 17:34 cddbstat

>-rw-r--r--  1 moseley moseley         4 2005-03-16 17:34 cdparanoia-audio-tracks

>-rw-r--r--  1 moseley moseley       108 2005-03-16 17:34 discid

>-rw-r--r--  1 moseley moseley       318 2005-03-16 17:49 status

>-rw-r--r--  1 moseley moseley 438092326 2005-03-16 17:49 track01.flac


>which doesn't seem to helpful. I guess I kind of want a single command to rip

>and encode and store it in my music collection in some reasonable

>order.  I suppose artist/album/ makes sense (if I can determine the

>one artist).



>BTW -- also saw a post where they said EAC was better at ripping that

>cdrdao/cdparanoia.  Is that true?  If so, why?









>Bill Moseley

>moseley (AT) hank (DOT) org



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