Asunder: A Brief Review

By longtomjr

“Asunder is a graphical Audio CD ripper and encoder for Linux. You can use it to save tracks from an Audio CD as any of WAV, MP3, OGG, FLAC, WavPack, Musepack, AAC, and Monkey's Audio files.” ~ Asunder official website

Asunder is surely a nifty, light and simple tool with a lot of features. As mentioned above, it can rip your CDs to almost any format. Another plus point is that it has a CDDB lookup integrated, so you can just insert your CD – wait for a couple of seconds, and voila – you have all your CD's info. Now you just go ahead and rip it.

In the Preferences menu you can choose a lot of stuff. Example: create M3U playlist, your destination folder, your format and some other settings for the brave. Just a little warning. When you choose your format, make sure you don't have two formats selected. This happens to me all the time - unless you want to.

Just a two more notes:

To rip to MP3s, you will need Lame installed from the package manager.

Always make sure of your settings before you rip. You don't want your AACs in your bin directory.

Have Fun Ripping with Asunder.