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Started by mikep, April 11, 2022, 09:56:59 PM

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mikep

Hello everyone.

Has anyone got a favourite Linux CD ripper or folder comparison software?

I need both, and for the record, MELD keeps telling me that two folders I know for a fact are completely different, are identical!

TIA
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Brian000

hi,

I think most media players (inc. VLC) will rip CDs, and most distros allow you to search the repo for software - displaying anything which may be suitable.

Have you looked at diff?
https://www.tecmint.com/compare-find-difference-between-two-directories-in-linux/


mikep

Thanks Brian,

I'll look at VLC and I've already looked at diff, but I'd really like something more idiot friendly. Windows has Foldermatch which I found really intuitive and capable. I can't find a linux equivalent...
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AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 DRAM 2666MHz C16 Memory Kit - Black
Kingston 250GB NV1 NVMe PCIe SSD

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Brian000

I have no experience of any of these, but you can also look here:

https://alternativeto.net/software/foldermatch/?p=2

FSlint is in there and reported to be available on Ubuntu (& maybe others).

if you want a file sync - rsync is commonly used tool too.

mikep

Thanks Brian,

I couldn't see any way to get VLC to rip a CD, but I've settled on Asunder which seems pretty good. It was unable to download album data until I switched the CDDB server to gnudb.gnudb.org, but now it's fine.

I then checked alternativeto.net and downloaded FreeFileSync which seems very similar to Foldermatch.

So far, so good. I'll wait a few days to see how they go before marking this thread solved...
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Kingston 250GB NV1 NVMe PCIe SSD

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darry1966

There is also Ripperx and Sound Juicer and fre:ac

mikep

Thanks everyone. I've been using Asunder and FreeFileSync for a couple of weeks now and I'd recommend both of them.

FreeFileSync  feels slightly less intuitive than Foldermatch, although the features are there if you look around. And, of course, it's free! I like it.

I like Asunder too. There are occasional problems with identifying some CD details - names, tracks etc, but that seems to be down to whichever CDDB you link it to.  99% of the time it's fine, and again, free.

What's not to like?
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