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cdr

cdr stands for CDRip. It is a Perl program that uses dialog to provide an ncurses front end for ripping audio and encoding MP3s. It supports lame, cdparanoia, and CDDB / FreeDDB

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  •  15 Dec 2001 21:39

    Release Notes: The package has been streamlined quite a bit. cdparanoia and lame are now bundled, and a great deal of the complexity related to supporting all of the other applications has been removed. There are some bugfixes as well, though there are still bugs lurking.

    •  02 Mar 2000 05:05

      Release Notes: This update adds support for and bundles the 'dagrab' cd ripper, it puts the track number into id3 tags, and (most importantly, for dual-processor and cluster people) lets you specify the maximum number of encoders to run simultaneously.

      •  25 Feb 2000 20:47

        Release Notes: Support for multiprocessing was added. cdr will now encode and rip in parallel. Support was added for editing all of the CDDB information before using it to name and tag the tracks. Some setup tweaks were made, and the documentation was updated to reflect all of the above changes.

        •  21 Feb 2000 11:39

          Release Notes: This version adds support for a new mp3 encoder: 'lame' and higher encoding bitrates (all the way to 320 kbps now). It also integrates an id3 tagging utility that uses CDDB information to automatically tag your mp3's once they are encoded.

          •  30 Aug 1999 22:17

            Release Notes: Version 2.0 tries to incorporate the large number of patches received from people, plus it now comes with all of the tools you'll need. It also includes a nice installation program. All users are encouraged to get this version, as it fixes many problems from the 1.1 release.

            Recent comments

            30 Dec 2002 12:56 spiritlover

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            You seriously need a helpfile, guys, it took me probably 15 minutes and turning off the CDDB to figure out what precisely I was supposed to put in that editor-window that pops up when you start.
            As far as I can tell, CDDB doesn't work, I have the correct address and port, the same ones that work fine in my mp3-renamer software, but when cdr goes to "gather information" it gets stuck and doesn't come back. So I just type them in by hand, or just put in the name of the Album and Artist and change it using Cantus (the mp3-renamer) later, which is fine with me.
            It's rather nice the way it just puts them in the directory by artist and album, that way I can just go back and rename them later. But if I could get CDDB to work with this, I'd rather name them artist-album-track#-song.mp3 right away, maybe if anyone ever works on this again they could offer a custom-formatting option for the file-name.

            30 Dec 2002 12:42 spiritlover

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            You seriously need a helpfile, guys, it took me probably 15 minutes and turning off the CDDB to figure out what precisely I was supposed to put in that editor-window that pops up when you start.
            As far as I can tell, CDDB doesn't work, I have the correct address and port, the same ones that work fine in my mp3-renamer software, but when cdr goes to "gather information" it gets stuck and doesn't come back. So I just type them in by hand, or just put in the name of the Album and Artist and change it using Cantus (the mp3-renamer) later, which is fine with me.
            It's rather nice the way it just puts them in the directory by artist and album, that way I can just go back and rename them later. But if I could get CDDB to work with this, I'd rather name them artist-album-track#-song.mp3, maybe if anyone ever works on this again they could offer a custom-formatting option for the file-name.

            30 Dec 2002 11:39 spiritlover

            Installer problem
            I haven't gotten it installed yet, but I wanted to report a rather large issue: It couldn't recognize that I was indeed ROOT, and kept telling me I couldn't install unless I was root.
            So I commented out that part of the installer script and am installing as we speak.
            Oh, it's done already, I just hit enter to accept the defaults.
            Hopefully it works well! :)

            13 Jun 2002 11:02 lucasgonze

            good despite rawness
            First complaints:
            * defaults are still not so sensible.
            * for one cd I ripped there were a lot of problems. Don't know yet if this was LAME or CDR...
            * a lot of chrome still to go.

            Second good stuff:
            * the code is easy to patch. I found and fixed a dumb default in < 5 minutes.
            * the look and feel is sweet.
            * modularity of design (e.g. using Pico to edit playlists) makes CDR fit nicely into a unixy working mode.

            Overall I like it and have no plans to find another ripper.

            15 Dec 2001 16:22 jch5689

            Re: Comments on cdr

            I'm glad you gave it a shot - and this is good feedback.

            The newer version has sensible defaults for all of the value (or at least, I tried to put sensible defaults in there).

            I like the idea of a linear configuration path - I'll see if I can put that in there, though the limitations of dialog may prevent me (I'm not sure I can do a dialog with more than 2 options)

            At any rate, I've also significantly streamlined what is in there so it only installs 2 things now. That's a pretty limited amount of duplication, but I'll see if I can make those two packages optional even.

            Thanks for the feedback!
            -Mike

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