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RipIT is used to create MPEG-1 Layer 3, Ogg Vorbis, Flac, Faac or Wav (mp3/ogg/flac/m4a/wav) audio files from an audio CD. It runs in text mode, with no fancy graphical user interface.

This Perl script makes it a lot easier to create mp3 files from an audio CD. It tries to find the artist and song titles with the Users can also submit and edit CDDB entries @ Hidden tracks and ghost songs are detected and split into chunks of sound, a toc (cue) file permits to burn the wavs with text and no gaps in Disc at Once (DAO) mode.

RipIT is simply a console based front-end for the following software:

  • dagrab, cdparanoia or cdda2wav for ripping the audio CD tracks
  • LAME, OggVorbis, Flac, or Faac for encoding the wav files to mp3, ogg, flac or m4a (aac)
  • CDDB_get for CDDB retrieva.

 RipIT 3.9.0

Free to download



Felix Suwald


System Requirements
Perl 5
cdda2wav or cdparanoia or dagrab
lame or flac or faac
CDDB_get perl module


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Features include:

  • Gets the audio CD Album/Artist/Tracks information from CDDB
  • Rips the audio CD Tracks (using cdparanoia or other cdrippers)
  • Encodes the files (using LAME, oggvorbis flac and/or faac)
  • ID3 tag them (v1 & v2)
  • Creates a playlist (M3U) file (lists MP3s created, used by various MP3 players)
  • Prepares and sends a CDDB submission
  • Saves the CDDB file
  • Creates a toc (cue) file to burn a CD in DAO with text
  • Anaylze the wavs for gaps and splits them into chunks
  • Merges wavs for gapless encoding
  • Creates a md5sum for each type of sound files
  • Normalizes the wavs before encoding

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