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Eric Gauthier
2004-01-28, 20:09
John,

I have tried them all. Started with Music Match, and then went to CDEX to
move to Lame. When I moved to Linux, I fell in love with Grip. The "batch
mode" ripping is great! I have yet to find a Windows tool that will
decouple the rip from the encoding. This is a great feature, since I can
queue up many CDs (ripping is faster than encoding) and then just let the
MP3 encoding with Lame run overnight.

So, I spend a few dollars, and built a P3 system running Linux for about $50
(I had the memory and processor). I have a KVM switch, but most of the
time, the Linux box is just sitting there waiting for me to put in a CD, and
off it goes. Best $100 I ever spent.

The only thing missing from Grip in my opinion is the ability to encode on
multiple machines. This would be the ultimate where CDs are ripped on one
machine, and multiple other machines "cooperate" to encode in parallel. An
encoding farm of sorts.

-Eric

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>Subject: [slim] MP3 Ripper
>
>
>Hi guys,
>I know that many of you in the Linux world use Grip for your
>MP3 ripping, and I envy you enormously, unfortunately with
>only one PC to use for web & email server, MP3 and Homeseer
>server and alarm and other home automation kit, I'm having to
>stay away from Linux for now. I have ripped around 6000 tracks
>so far (I'm up to 'G' in my CD collection) and am getting
>mightily fed up with MP3Producer which I've used to date. It
>uses Freedb for the track data which works very well, but
>apart from that I must manually tell it to get the track data
>from the web, I must manually specify an output folder (it
>cannot automatically create Artist\Album folders) and then I
>have to click on Start, I know it sounds a bit petty, but
>after 500 CDs it starts getting pretty tiresome.
>
>Does anyone know of an MP3 ripper for XP that will recognise a
>new CD, get the ID3 tags from the net and automatically rip to
>a folder structure that it creates itself without any clicking?
>
>Thanks
>
>John
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Jack Coates
2004-01-28, 21:55
On Wed, 2004-01-28 at 19:09, Eric Gauthier wrote:
....
> The only thing missing from Grip in my opinion is the ability to encode on
> multiple machines. This would be the ultimate where CDs are ripped on one
> machine, and multiple other machines "cooperate" to encode in parallel. An
> encoding farm of sorts.
>
> -Eric
....

got more Linux boxes? Install Mosix on them, get multiple lame's going
and the lame processes will migrate to them.
--
Jack at Monkeynoodle Dot Org: It's A Scientific Venture...
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Thomas B. Malsbury
2004-01-29, 07:28
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Gauthier" <EGauthier (AT) comcast (DOT) net>
To: "'Slim Devices Discussion'" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 10:09 PM
Subject: [slim] MP3 Ripper


> I have tried them all. Started with Music Match, and then went to CDEX to
> move to Lame. When I moved to Linux, I fell in love with Grip. The
"batch
> mode" ripping is great! I have yet to find a Windows tool that will
> decouple the rip from the encoding. This is a great feature, since I can
> queue up many CDs (ripping is faster than encoding) and then just let the
> MP3 encoding with Lame run overnight.

dBpowerAMP Music converter can do batch converting with the 'File Selector'
Ad-on installed. I rip to FLAC with EAC for archive storage and then do
batch converts to LAME MP3 overnight for general use on the server. It
works great. You can even do the initial ripping and tagging with
dBpowerAmp.

http://www.dbpoweramp.com/dmc.htm

Tom