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Rip Audio CDs in Linux with Sound Juicer

Sound Juicer is an application front-end to the Cdparanoia CD ripping library. It allows the user to extract audio from compact discs and convert it into audio files that a personal computer or digital audio player can understand and play. It supports ripping to any audio codec supported by a GStreamer plugin, such as mp3 (via LAME), Ogg Vorbis, FLAC and uncompressed PCM formats.

Sound Juicer is designed to be easy to use and to work with little user intervention. For example, if your computer is connected to the Internet, it will automatically attempt to retrieve track information from the freely-available MusicBrainz service. Sound Juicer is free and open source software and an official part of the GNOME desktop environment starting with version 2.10.

Sound Juice Features include:
 * Automatic track tagging via CDDB
 * Encoding to ogg / vorbis, FLAC and raw WAV
 * Easy to configure encoding path
 * Multiple genres
 * Internationalization support

Sound Juicer Installation:
Ubuntu users can open the terminal and type following command to install Sound Juicer:
sudo apt-get install sound-juicer
After successful installation you can open Sound Juice from Applications -> Sound & Video or search for "Sound Juice" from Unity Dash

Using Sound Juicer:
By default, Sound Juicer will extract all of the tracks on the CD to audio files. If you do not wish to extract all of the tracks, you can control which tracks are extracted using the check boxes in the first column of the track listing. Only the tracks you have selected will be extracted.

When you have entered all the information you need, click on the Extract button, or press Ctrl+Enter. Sound Juicer will begin reading the audio from the CD and saving it to files on your computer. By default, the audio files are stored under the Music folder in your home folder.

When you begin extracting, the Extract button will change to a Stop button. You can click this button at any time to stop extracting.

Sound Juicer indicates which track it is currently extracting by displaying an icon next to the track number. You can also see the total progress and estimated time left in the status bar at the bottom of the window.

Extracting a CD can take a long time, depending on the speed of your computer. You can safely minimize Sound Juicer or move to another workspace to continue using your computer while the audio is being extracted.


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