I like to know how to use the command line for everything I can. Here are the tools and commands I use to make mp3s.
First, I rip from the CDROM to a
cdparanoia 1 prokofiev1.wav
cdparanoia lets me specify the input device, but I don’t need to, since the default—
/dev/cdrom—is what I want. The line above just says to rip the first track to a
wav file named
lame -h prokofiev1.wav prokofiev1.mp3
wav file to a
mp3 file, in high quality (128 kb).
lltag --cddb prokofiev1.mp3
lltag helps me look up the CDDB data about the track and then add it to the mp3. I’m first prompted to make a CDDB query:
Enter CDDB query [
I’ve tried entering the hexadecimal strings I get from
cd-discid, but I’ve never gotten it to return any results. Instead, I enter “prokofiev violinsonaten” verbatim from the CD’s title. I get one matching result, which I select, and then I choose the appropriate track and save the CDDB data.
id3ed -i prokofiev1.mp3 and
id3v2 -l prokofiev1.mp3 let me verify that the data has been saved.
Now I’m all set to import the mp3 to Banshee and then to my iPod.