The simplest way to rip audio CDs

by lakicsv

I had been using various programs to rip CDs to MP3 or Ogg, until I saw the following tip (this blew me away with its simplicity):

  1. Insert your audio CD
  2. Open Konqueror
  3. Type audiocd:/ in the address line of Konqueror and hit enter
  4. You will be presented with a number of (virtual) folders called Ogg Vorbis, MP3, FLAC etc. plus some .wav files outside the folders.
  1. If you want MP3s, just click on the MP3 folder and drag the appropriate files (MP3s from your CD tracks) to your desktop or a folder you created somewhere in your home directory. Encoding is done on the fly as Konqueror copies your files.

You can customize the ripping parameters in the KDE control center. The filenames will appear with CDDB information automatically (if the CD is found).

It does not get any simpler than that!