Cdparanoia is a Compact Disc Digital Audio (CDDA) extraction tool, commonly known as a 'ripper'. It is built on top of the Paranoia library (included in the cdparanoia source distribution). The cdparanoia package reads audio from the CDROM directly as data, with no analog step between, and writes the data to a file or pipe in WAV, AIFC or raw 16 bit linear PCM. 'cdparanoia' contains few-to-no 'extra' features; it concentrates on the ripping process and knowing as much as possible about the hardware performing it. Cdparanoia will read correct audio data from inexpensive drives prone to misalignment, frame jitter and loss of streaming during atomic reads, and can read and repair data from damaged CDs. It has no compile time configuration, and will autodetect the CDROM, its type, its interface and other aspects of the ripping process at runtime.
DocumentationUser manpage available in HTML format from http://xiph.org/paranoia/manual.html; User manpage in Japanese available in HTML format from http://xiph.org/paranoia/manualj.html
released on 23 March 2001
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv2orlater||Janet Casey||21 November 2001|
Leaders and contributors
Resources and communication
|Bug Tracking||VCS Repository Webview||http://www.xiph.org/paranoia/bugs.html|
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||http://www.xiph.org/cvs.html|
|Required to use||CDDA capable CDROM drive|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 May 2002.