Use Ubuntu and Sound Juicer to rip audio CD's to high quality mp3

First, make sure the Universe and Multiverse repositories are enabled

Go to System>Administration>Synaptic Package Manager

When synaptic opens, go to Settings>Repositories>Ubuntu Software (tab)
Put ticks in:
Community maintained Open Source software (universe)
Software restricted by copyright or legal issues (multiverse)

Click Close

Now close Synaptic (you MUST close Synaptic or you won’t be able to run the following command)

Install the lame, ubuntu-restricted-extras, and sound-juicer packages

Open a terminal, and enter:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install lame ubuntu-restricted-extras sound-juicer

Create an mp3 encoding profile in Sound Juicer, using a constant bitrate of 320kbps

Open Sound Juicer from the Applications>Sound & Video>Audio CD Extractor menu item

In Sound Juicer, go to Edit>Preferences>Edit Profiles>New

Give the new profile a name, such as MP3 (CBR-320), click Create

Highlight the new profile and click Edit

Give it a description (if you want)

In the GStreamer pipeline field enter:
audio/x-raw-int,rate=44100,channels=2 ! lame name=enc vbr=0 bitrate=320 ! id3v2mux

(That will give you a constant bitrate of 320 kbps, adjust the bitrate=320 parameter if you want… eg. 192 or 256 etc.)

In the File extension field enter:

Tick the Active? box

Click Close

Now you’ll need to restart Sound Juicer before the new profile becomes available, so close Sound Juicer and restart it.

Go to Edit>Preferences and select the Output format: profile you just created.

You should be ready to rip. :slight_smile:

Further Info -

I’m now using Asunder to rip audio CD’s as its CDDB lookup is more accurate than Sound Juicers, and if necessary the CDDB server can be changed.

That said, Sound Juicer is definitely quicker at ripping, and doesn’t seem as resource hungry.

Asunder is available in the Ubuntu repos, and can be installed with:

sudo apt-get install asunder

I have been experimenting with Natty and when I went looking for Sound-Jucier it could not be found. This can however be found in the Software Center as Audio CD Extractor which when opened surprise, surprise shown up as you have guessed it Sound-Jucier.

Hope this assists

I do wish they wouldn’t do that… it’s sound-juicer in Synaptic, and the applications own “About” menu states Sound Juicer 2.32.0… but it’sAudio CD Extractor in the Software Centre, and menus.

Although, 11.04’s Applications lens does allow you to enter “sound juicer” or “audio cd extractor”, and it will be ‘found’ either way, but still listed as Audio CD extractor… still, I suppose that’s an improvement over 10.10

I understand what they are trying to do… but you don’t see Acrobat being renamed “A PDF Viewer”.

and Synaptic and/or the Ubuntu Software Centre can search by application “description” anyway, so why do they feel the need.

It’s Sound Juicer… list it as such. :stuck_out_tongue:

C:-) Mini rant over… nothing to see here folks… please move along C:-)