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KBookRipper is a CD-riper based on cdparanoia focused on audio books delivered on CD.




KBookRipper is a CD-riper based on cdparanoia focused on audio books delivered on CD. The project will rip a set of CDs with the same meta data. The output format is OGG, not MP3. The CDs assumes to be part of a audio book.

I wrote it since I was very annoyed that the meta data for a book delivered on several CDs never was the same for all CDs and frequently was missing for at least one of the CDs. The crappy meta data made it hard to rip books with K3B.

This program allows you to enter meta data (author, title, published year) that is used for all the CDs in the book. The only meta data that is changed if the CD-number and that one is increased automatically.

Each books is stored on disk kept together and files are named with the assumption to be part of a book.

For me, this little program has been most valuable since I have ripped about 150 aduio books to put them on my MP3-player. Or, rather, my OGG-player. The output of this program if ogg-files. There is no option what so ever to create MP3-files (although it is a GPLed software and lame takes about the same command options as the oggenc takes).

The applications is made with kommander. The working part is written in bash and the script depends on cdparanoia and oggenc. The command play is used to play a little blip when ac CD is done (blip not included). The script will fail if cdparanoia or oggenc is missing (do the test in the settings-page). If the command play is missing only the blip will fail.

I've used this for a about one hundred books and I have designed the GUI myself. I guess that disqualifies me to actually have any opinions about the GUI and usability. Du feel free to send me an email and give me feedback. If you think this application is useless, please let me know why.
Last updated on December 28th, 2006

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