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CD ripper

Jack is a console based cd-ripper. It supports cdparanoia and cdda2wav (amongst others) for extraction and various MP3 and OGG/Vorbis encoders; you can even rip from a cdrdao-generated CD image. Emphasis is on failure-safeness and ease of use. Jack can encode multiple tracks at once, good on SMP systems. It resumes its work if interrupted and keeps an eye on available HD space. It also supports freedb query at any time, even after encoding, and can try to query freedb for MP3s of which you do not know the CD anymore (provided you have a complete rip and know the track sequence).

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Janet Casey

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1 December 2003

Leaders and contributors

Arne Zellentin Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=5557
Bug TrackingVCS Repository Webviewhttp://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=5557&atid=105557
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:zarne@users.sf.net
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/jack
Python (Ref)https://pypi.org/project/jack
Ruby (Ref)https://rubygems.org/gems/jack

Software prerequisites

Required to usePython 2.2 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 16 April 2018.


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