>What is the best tool(s) for creating MP3's from my CD's under FreeBSD
>I've tried 'cd2mp3' (from Ports), which uses dagrab and bladeenc, but
>the result sounds like an old gramophone with a loose belt. Further
>testing shows that 'dagrab' does a good job, but when 'bladeenc'
>converts the .wav file to .mp3, the result is bad. Maybe I'm not giving
>it the right parameters?
I use cdd, sox and gogo, myself.
You'll have to install cdd as a pre-compiled package. The port is
currently marked as broken, and won't compile, due to changes in the SCSI
subsystem. I'm going to try my hand at fixing up the code for an
ATAPI-only version, and if successful, will submit it to the ports
Quote:>How fast a machine is needed for this job? I have a Pentium II 350 MHz,
>is that good enough?
That's plenty fast enough, especially if you use gogo, which is a real
The basic mechanism is:
Use cdd to rip the raw audio tracks, then sox to convert the raw audio
files to wave files, then gogo to encode to MP3. You can shorten this
sequence by piping the output of cdd into sox, if you like.
Works great, and is about the fastest and most reliable combination of
tools you're likely to find. Cdd, in particular, is much more meticulous
about ensuring a good rip than any other ATAPI ripper I've tried.
I've written a script to automate the whole process, if you're interested.
Just let me know and I'll e-mail it to you.