Talk:Rip Audio CDs

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Future direction of article

I'd like to preserve this article if possible. I believe this is a good reason because the article Optical_disc_drive is big. This discussion may even start a sub-discussion of the purview of that article, but for me, I'm going to keep the my comments to this article. I think this article is necessary because Digital Audio Extraction (DAE) in itself is a fairly detailed topic. For example, a number of encoders, extractors... exist in the repositories and a number of encoding file formats can be used that may be appropriate for a given situation. Also, I think this will continue to be a topic of interest... hence, having its own namespace will be of benefit. --Gen2ly

Well if you remove the script dump (it belongs in a gist, for example), little remains of the page. If you plan to expand on it, fine, but right now it might be just as well merged. -- Alad (talk) 21:35, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
The script is quite unintuitive and hardly accessible, so I did my own research, wrote my own script and discovered it's actually rather simple to rip an audio CD from audio data to tagging. I went through very simple steps described on this page: https://github.com/ResponSySS/xcdda/ . In short: cdparanoia -B rips to WAV files, cdrdao read-toc file.toc extracts TOC file, cueconvert (cuetools) turns TOC to CUE file and cuetag.sh (cuetools) handles the tagging from the CUE: you have fully tagged music files from the CD itself. The problem with cuetag.sh is it only handles MP3, FLAC or OGG. cdparanoia -B rips audio data to WAV files but then you have to convert them to either MP3, FLAC or OGG. I also think it's important to stress that tagging often can't be done properly from freeDB/cdDB/MusicBrainz database as it simply cannot contain all the CDs in the world, that's why this method can be "cleaner" (at least from my last experience). -- Responsys (talk) 11:21, 7 September 2016 (UTC)