Ripping Music

Once you have decided which codec you want to use (OGG or MP3) the next choice is which tool do you use to extract the music from the CD. There are two main tools that you can use in Ubuntu, both of which have their benefits. They are called Sound Juicer and Banshee.

Sound Juicer

Sound Juicer is provided as part of the base install of Ubuntu and works with Rhythmbox, the music management application. Sound Juicer launches itself when you insert a music CD and will attempt to retrieve track listings from the Internet (see Figure 10.7). You can also use it to play audio CDs before extracting the audio data. It is fairly basic, and only offers extraction, but you are able to specify which codecs you want to use, as well as several other options.

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