Ripping and Tagging CDs
This page details how I ripped cds and then tagged them using free software and the free cd database.
I used imgburn on Microsoft Windows to rip the cds. I then converted the output to individual tagged files on Ubuntu Linux.
imgburn is available for free on the web via: http://imgburn.com/
Insert your cd to the Windows computer and start imgburn.
NOTE: You should give a meaningful name here as this can be used if the free cd database lookup fails.
This creates two files:
I archive these files and it does not matter if you lose the original CD.
Windows to Linux Transfer
I have created a script on Linux to extract each track and tagged them with details from the free cd database.
My script uses flac, bchunk and jack.
Install them using the privileged account:
I wanted .flac files not .ogg so I changed the default in /etc/jackrc
I have copied the .img and .cue files to the same folder as convertimg.sh
Now execute convertimg.sh with the prefix of ABBAWaterloo including the "." at end.
NOTE: this can be easily done using command completion with the TAB key!
When the disc can't be found I use the album prefix for the files with the track number.
I move the resulting .flac files to an archive folder. i.e. ../ripped/
Repeat this process for each album.
For some albums jack will prompt you to select the correct album from a list.