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Encyclopedia > CD ripper

A CD ripper, CD grabber or CD extractor is a piece of software designed to extract raw digital audio (in format commonly called CDDA) from a compact disc to a file or other output. Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ... Digital audio comprises audio signals stored in a digital format. ... Rainbow Books: Red Book (CD Digital Audio), Yellow Book (CD-ROM and CD-ROM XA), Orange Book (CD_R and CD-RW), White Book (Video CD), Blue Book (Enhanced Music CD, CD+G and CD-Plus), Beige Book (Photo CD), Green Book (CD-i). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A computer file is a collection of information that is stored in a computer system and can be identified by its full path name. ... The standard streams are a set of input and output channels featured in Unix and Unix-like operating systems, and provided by the standard I/O library (stdio. ...

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Introduction

ripperX for GNU/Linux
ripperX for GNU/Linux

As an intermediate step, some ripping programs save the extracted audio in a lossless (but possibly compressed format) such as WAV, FLAC, or even raw PCM audio. Image File history File links RipperX.png‎ CD ripper Â»ripperX« File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): CD ripper ... Image File history File links RipperX.png‎ CD ripper Â»ripperX« File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): CD ripper ... Lossless data compression is a class of data compression algorithms that allow the original data to be reconstructed exactly from the compressed data. ... Multimedia compression is a general term referring to the compression of any type of multimedia, most notably graphics, audio, and video. ... WAV (or WAVE), short for Waveform audio format, is a Microsoft and IBM audio file format standard for storing audio on PCs. ... FLAC, an acronym for Free Lossless Audio Codec, is a popular file format for audio data compression. ... 4-bit PCM of a signal (red) Pulse-code modulation (PCM) is a digital representation of an analog signal where the magnitude of the signal is sampled regularly at uniform intervals, then quantized to a series of symbols in a digital (usually binary) code. ...


The extracted audio can then be encoded with a lossy codec like MP3, Vorbis, WMA or AAC. The encoded files are more compact and are suitable for playback on digital audio players. They may also be played back in a media player program on a computer. A lossy data compression method is one where compressing a file and then decompressing it retrieves a file that may well be different to the original, but is close enough to be useful in some way. ... A Codec is a device or program capable of performing encoding and decoding on a digital data stream or signal. ... MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, more commonly referred to as MP3, is a popular digital audio encoding and lossy compression format, designed to greatly reduce the amount of data required to represent audio, yet still sound like a faithful reproduction of the original uncompressed audio to most listeners. ... Vorbis is an open and free lossy audio compression codec project headed by the Xiph. ... WMA can refer to: Windows Media Audio World Medical Association William Morris Agency This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... An embedded hard drive-based player (Apple iPod) An MP3 CD player (Philips Expanium) A flash-based player (iBox Mediaman) A digital audio player (DAP) is a device that stores, organizes and plays digital music files. ... A media player is typically computer software for playing back multimedia files however the term is also used for the media playback devices used in digital signage. ...


Most ripping programs will assist in tagging the encoded files with metadata. The MP3 file format, for example, allows tags with title, artist, album and track number information. Some will try to identify the disc being ripped by looking up network services like AMG's LASSO, FreeDB, Gracenote's CDDB or MusicBrainz, or via attempt text extraction if CD-TEXT has been stored. Metadata (Greek meta after and Latin data information) are data that describe other data. ... This article is about the metadata format for MP3 files. ... All Media Guide (commonly known as AMG), is the company which owns and maintains All Music Guide, All Game Guide and All Movie Guide. ... AMG LASSO is a a media recognition service launched by the All Media Guide in 2004. ... freedb is a database of compact disc track listings where all the content is under the GNU General Public License. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... CDDB (which stands for Compact Disc Database) is a database for software applications to look up audio CD (compact disc) information over the Internet. ... MusicBrainz (MusicBrainz. ... CD-Text is an extension of the Red Book standard for audio CDs. ...


Some all-in-one ripping programs can simplify the entire process by ripping and burning the audio to disc in one step, possibly re-encoding the audio on-the-fly in the process. A CD-R (Compact Disc-Recordable) is a thin (1. ...


The first CD ripper for Unix systems was cdda2wav, now considered superseded by cdparanoia. cdparanoia is a compact disc ripper for Linux and BeOS. It was designed to be a minimalistic, high-quality CD ripper that would be able to compensate for and adjust to poor hardware to produce a flawless rip. ...


The Jargon File entry for rip notes that the term originated in Amiga slang, where it referred to the extraction of multimedia content from program data. The Jargon File is a glossary of hacker slang. ... The original Amiga 1000 (1985) with Commodore 1080 monitor The Amiga is a family of home/personal computers originally developed by Amiga Corporation as an advanced home entertainment and productivity machine. ...


Front-ends (or all-in-one programs)

Windows

Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems by Microsoft. ... BonkEnc is an Open Source CD audio extractor for Microsoft Windows. ... Open source refers to projects that are open to the public and which draw on other projects that are freely available to the general public. ... CDex is a CD audio extractor/converter program for Microsoft Windows written by Albert L. Faber. ... Open source refers to projects that are open to the public and which draw on other projects that are freely available to the general public. ... dBpowerAMP is a collection of fully-integrated audio software from Illustrate, written by Spoon. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Exact Audio Copy, or often simply EAC, is a proprietary freeware, for non-commercial use, CD ripping program for Microsoft Windows. ... iTunes is a digital media player application, introduced by Apple Computer on January 10, 2001 at MacWorld Expo in San Francisco,[1] for playing and organizing digital music and video files. ... Y!Music Musicmatch Jukebox, made by Yahoo! Musicmatch, Inc, is an audio player that manages a digital audio library. ... Winamp is a multimedia player made by Nullsoft. ... Windows Media Player (WMP) is a digital media player and media library application developed by Microsoft that is used for playing audio, video and images on personal computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system, as well as on Pocket PC and Windows Mobile-based devices. ...

Linux

Linux (also known as GNU/Linux) is a Unix-like computer operating system. ... Grip is a cd player and cd-ripping program within the GNOME project. ... Open source refers to projects that are open to the public and which draw on other projects that are freely available to the general public. ... Open source refers to projects that are open to the public and which draw on other projects that are freely available to the general public. ... Sound Juicer is a CD ripping tool. ... Open source refers to projects that are open to the public and which draw on other projects that are freely available to the general public. ...

Mac OS

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... iTunes is a digital media player application, introduced by Apple Computer on January 10, 2001 at MacWorld Expo in San Francisco,[1] for playing and organizing digital music and video files. ...

Back-ends

Applications

cdparanoia is a compact disc ripper for Linux and BeOS. It was designed to be a minimalistic, high-quality CD ripper that would be able to compensate for and adjust to poor hardware to produce a flawless rip. ... Unix or UNIX is a computer operating system originally developed in the 1960s and 1970s by a group of AT&T employees at Bell Labs including Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, and Douglas McIlroy. ... A Unix-like operating system is one that behaves in a manner similar to a Unix system, while not necessarily conforming to or being certified to any version of the Single UNIX Specification. ...

Libraries

  • AKRip [18]
  • CDRip [19]

See also

DVD is an optical disc storage media format that is used for playback of movies with high video and sound quality and for storing data. ... A hard disk recorder is a type of recording system that utilizes a high-capacity hard disk to record digital audio or digital video. ...

External links

  • Jargon File entry for "rip"

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