• s.james43 3 months ago

    I have ripped about 50 CDs using RhythmBox (on my Linux system). Rbox does a good job but several CDs are "unknown". I also tried Picard/Musicbrainz had a few 'unknown'' CDs.
    Discogs almost always has these CDs. Is there a CD Ripper that uses Discogs for lookup/data?

    Thanks
  • ianbrown57 3 months ago

    s.james43
    I have ripped about 50 CDs using RhythmBox (on my Linux system). Rbox does a good job but several CDs are "unknown". I also tried Picard/Musicbrainz had a few 'unknown'' CDs.
    Discogs almost always has these CDs. Is there a CD Ripper that uses Discogs for lookup/data?

    Thanks


    I don't know if there is a CD Ripper that uses Discogs data. What I do for these unknown CDs is to open them in Mp3tag after ripping. You can then select Discogs release ID as the tag source.
  • soundprojector 3 months ago

    s.james43
    Is there a CD Ripper that uses Discogs for lookup/data?


    Try Exact Audio Copy. https://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/index.php/resources/download/

    There's a CueTools Database plugin designed for EAC, http://cue.tools/wiki/CTDB_EAC_Plugin, which sources Discogs.
  • WhiteKenny 3 months ago

    s.james43
    I have ripped about 50 CDs using RhythmBox (on my Linux system). Rbox does a good job but several CDs are "unknown". I also tried Picard/Musicbrainz had a few 'unknown'' CDs.
    Discogs almost always has these CDs. Is there a CD Ripper that uses Discogs for lookup/data?

    Thanks

    I usually use Asunder on my Linux Mint laptop to rip discs. it has CDDB lookup but it doesn't use discogs. it's features are very basic so I still have EAC installed on my Windows machine and it can access discogs. Asunder only really handles single disc ripping, it doesn't properly label multi disc sets, and it doesn't add cover art to the ripped files. once ripped with Asunder I can use the Sayonara music player/library app to add cover images to the files and that can access discogs to pull that album art. For multi disc sets I switch over to my Windows machine and use EAC.
  • Plurpley 3 months ago

    My go-to CD ripper is the open source pre-adware version of CDex (circa 2007), configured to pull CDDB data from gnudb.org. Including earlier versions, I've been using CDex for nearly two decades now and still going strong!

    A couple of things to keep in mind with CDex:

    - anything after version 1.70 Beta 2 (the last version for which the source code was published) should be avoided, as it may contain adware; and
    - once installed, you need to reconfigure the Remote freedb settings to point to gnudb.org instead of the now-defunct Freedb (gnudb.org has instructions on how to do this).

    About 95% of the time CDex is able to source relevant metadata from gnudb.org. Occasionally I'll come across releases for which gnudb.org doesn't have a corresponding entry, and then I have to enter the metadata manually. These are typically local Australian releases with smaller runs.

    Unfortunately, finding an authentic pre-adware version of CDex for download can be a bit of a challenge.
  • Plurpley 3 months ago

    RyleeStreich
    Real OCD is not a ridiculous thing and can be very detrimental to a person’s life.

    No argument here, but I'm not sure of the relevance to the OP's question.

    Accurate metadata is important for organising digital music collections, just like organising your physical music collection into some kind of sensible order. Otherwise, how do you find anything?
  • F104G 3 months ago

    Plurpley
    Otherwise, how do you find anything?


    Just ask Matron, she'll tell you.
  • Warepire 3 months ago

    I don't think you can ever find a CD ripper that does this, at least automatically. Discogs doesn't record that kind of information about CDs so there's no query a CD ripper can do to get the proper information.

    You might have better luck finding a tagger software that can query discogs and post-process your rips through that.
  • flipresistor 2 months ago

    Thread's a real spam-magnet
  • matt_vinyl 2 months ago

    dbPoweramp CD Ripper now does this. When you have the program open, and you look up the CD on Discogs, copying the disc URL to your clipboard (CTRL+C) will allow dbPoweramp to paste the info automatically.

    It's easy and works well for me.
  • Plurpley 2 months ago

    flipresistor
    Thread's a real spam-magnet

    Sure seems that way! Maybe it's because the thread references "CD ripper"?
  • F104G 2 months ago

    Just in case any of you are not aware...
    there is a "Report" button below every post in the forum. Just click that and mark it as spam (as I have just done on MaidaMoenn's post above) so the admins get notified.

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