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       Ripit - Perl script to create flac, ogg, mp3, m4a (aac), als (mp4), mpc, wv or other files
       from an audio CD.


       ripit [options]


       This Perl script makes it a lot easier to extract and compress sound files from  an  audio
       CD  or  a  local  directory  with wav/flac files. Although Ripit ensures exact copy of the
       digital data with different verification possibilities,  it  aims  to  enhance  the  audio
       content  for  a  more  userfriendly  experience. Tracks can be merged or partially ripped,
       hidden tracks (aka pregap tracks or HTOA) and ghost songs are detected and can  be  split,
       like  all  other  tracks,  into  chunks of sound where silence has been trimmed away. Data
       tracks can be omitted to prevent ripper failure or waste of time on such tracks.

       Ripit supports Flac, Lame, Oggenc, Faac, mp4als, Musepack, Wavpack and ffmpeg. Artist  and
       song titles are retrieved either with the perl module from or using from Several encoder formats and qualities  or
       compression  levels  can  be used in the same run (even the same encoder) and encoded into
       different directories. Distributed encoding and launch of more than one encoder process in
       the same time is possible.

       Retrieval  and different modifications of metadata is possible to ensure highly customized
       tagging, e.g. adding coverart, detection of Various Artists style at different  levels  of
       strictness  or album gain, freedom to add any kind of personal tags and change of encoding
       format for tags used in mp3.  External commands can be launched before and after ripping /
       encoding is done (providing access to all internal variables containing metadata), e.g. to
       ensure presence of coverart if not retrieved from or

       Additional processes take care of calculation of md5sums, generation  of  playlist  files,
       creation  of  toc,  cue or inf files e.g. enableing to burn the WAV files with text and no
       gaps in DAO mode.  It is possible to  submit  and  edit  CDDB  entries  at  or
       submission  of MusicBrainz data (ISRCs only) provided a login to access the MB site and of
       course to save this metadata locally for later use.


       Ripit Version 4.0.0 beta


              Tracks to rip from.  If not specified,  all tracks will be ripped. Specify a single
              track by using a single number, or a selection of tracks using numbers separated by
              commas or hyphens, e. g. 2,6,10, or 3,5,7-9.  Using a number followed by a comma or
              hyphen  will  rip  from that track to the end of the CD i. e. 3,5- rips track 3 and
              from track 5 to the last one.

              To rip all audio tracks and to skip all data tracks (trailing or even  in  between)
              the tweeked argument 1-a might be useful. In this case Ripit will try to detect the
              number of audio tracks using cdparanoia toc query.

              Default: not set.

       --merge ordered list of comma separated intervals.
              Place a hyphen (-) or a plus (+) between first and last track number to be  merged.
              Omitting  the  last  number  will  merge  all  subsequent tracks.  Separate several
              intervals with commas. Do not use this option to merge  the  whole  disc  into  one
              track, use option --cdcue or --book instead.  Default: not set.

       -I, --span starttime-endtime
              Define  an  interval  to be ripped when using cdda2wav or cdparanoia. The hyphen is
              mandatory.  The format of start and end-time is according to cdparanoia hh:mm:ss.ff
              in  hours/minutes/seconds/frames,  but  precision  is set to seconds, i. e.  frames
              will be ignored. Zero fields need not be specified and the value of seconds may  be
              larger  than 60 if no minutes and hours are stated. When using cdda2wav this option
              translates the values to the -o and -d  options  of  cdda2wav.  When  using  option
              merge, end time is related to the last track in the selection.  Default: not set.

       -o, --outputdir dir
              Full  path  of directory where the sound should go. If not set, $HOME will be used.
              Default: not set.

       -d, --device cddevice
              Path of the device containing the audio CD, default: /dev/cdrom.

       --scsidevice cddevice
              Device name for special devices if the non ripping commands (except eject commands)
              shall  be  executed  on  a different device node. This might be useful for some old
              SCSI devices. If not set the cddevice of option --device will be used. Default: not

       -r, --ripper number
              CD  ripper  to  use,  0  - dagrab, 1 - cdparanoia, 2 - cdda2wav, 3 - rip (Morituri)
              (breaking parallelism, experimental), 4 - cdd (support  not  ensured).   When  data
              tracks  are  encountered  because  special  track  selection 1-a has not been used,
              cdparanoia and dagrab are supposed to immediately fail and therefore allow Ripit to
              create  an  error.log  so  that  the encoder process can terminate if problems were
              encountered.  This might not be the case depending the type of "copyprotection"  is
              used  and  on  the other hand it could be that cdd2wav may fail on such data tracks
              and enables Ripit to continue to rip and encode without endless  looping.  Use  the
              appropriate  ripper  according to your needs and switch the ripper if needed or use
              the special track selection to omit data tracks.

              Note when using rip  (Morituri)  alle  directories  must  be  defined  with  option
              --dirtemplate,  including  a  separate  wav  directory which will be created by rip
              (Morituri). Further inconveniences migth be due to the programs limitations and its
              recent  development  activity  with behaviour changing almost dayly, breaking every
              wrappers capabilities.

              Default: 1 - cdparanoia.

       --ripopt options
              User definable options for specific ripper. Quote  them  if  necessary.  Note  that
              changing the ripper implies to update this option. Default: not set.

       --offset number
              User  definable  sample  offset for the CD ripper. This will trigger option -O when
              using cdparanoia and option -o when using rip (Morituri).  Icedax (cdda2wav)  seems
              not to provide a sample offset.  Default: not set.

       -Q, --accuracy number
              Check ripped files at AccurateRip using Morituri (rip) which must be installed. One
              might need to specify a sample offset (see option --offset)  to  achieve  accuracy.
              Default: off.

       -Y, --verify number
              When using cdparanoia rip track number times until md5sum for 2 rips match, maximum
              tries is the number given as argument, default: 1, i.e. no checks will be done.

       --nicerip number
              Set niceness of ripping process, default: 0.

       -Z, --disable-paranoia [number]
              When using dagrab, the number of retries will be set to  3,  with  cdparanoia  this
              option  is  equal  to  the  -Z  option  of  cdparanoia.  The number can be set to 0
              (paranoia on), to 1 (paranoia off) or to 2 to switch paranoia off if a track  fails
              or  gets a timeout. Ripit will retry that failed track without paranoia or give up.
              Ripping will then continue with paranoia on. Default: 0 ‐ off, i. e.  use  paranoia

              Analyze  each wav for gaps and split it into chunks if gaps are detected and/or try
              to trim lead-in/out. This may override option merge. Delete blank  tracks  if  only
              silence ("zero bytes") are found. Experimental!  Default: off.

       --extend seconds
              When  using  option --ghost and only if a chunk of sound is detected, enlarge chunk
              by amount of seconds at end if possible (no silence will be added), or track may be
              trimmed if value is small (e.g. 0.3), use with caution. Default: 2.0.

       --prepend seconds
              When  using  option --ghost and only if a chunk of sound is detected, enlarge chunk
              by amount of seconds at beginning, if possible (no silence will be added), or track
              may be trimmed if value is small (e.g. 0.3), use with caution. Default: 2.0.

       -c, --coder number
              Encoder(s)  to use, 0 - Lame (for mp3), 1 - Oggenc, 2 - Flac, 3 - Faac, 4 - mp4als,
              5 - Musepack, 6 - Wavpack, 7 - ffmpeg, a comma separated list, or as an array.  The
              same encoder may be stated more than once, but different output-directories must be
              specified  (to  prevent  overwriting  files  with  identical  path)   stating   the
              --dirtemplate   for  each  encoder  or  using  the  $quality  parameter  in  option
              --dirtemplate or stating the --tracktemplate for each encoder. See below.  Default:

       --faacopt Faac-options
              Pass  other  options  to the encoder. If the same encoder has been stated more than
              once, use a comma separated list. Do not use this option for compression level, use
              option  --quality  instead.  Quote  them with double quotes if needed; default: not

       --flacopt Flac-options
              Pass other options to the encoder. If the same encoder has been  stated  more  than
              once, use a comma separated list. Do not use this option for compression level, use
              option --quality instead. Quote them with double quotes  if  needed;  default:  not

       --flacdecopt Flac decoding options
              Additional  options  for  flac  when  used to decode flac files. Might be needed to
              force (over) writing existing wav files: Default: -s (silent).

       --lameopt Lame-options
              Pass other options to the encoder. If the same encoder has been  stated  more  than
              once,  use a comma separated list. Do not use this option for quality settings, use
              option --quality instead. Quote them with double quotes  if  needed;  default:  not

       --museopt Musepack-options
              Pass  other  options  to the encoder. If the same encoder has been stated more than
              once, use a comma separated list. Do not use this option for quality settings,  use
              option  --quality  instead.  Quote  them with double quotes if needed; default: not

       --musenc Musepack-encoder
              Choose Musepack encoder to be used, either mpcenc or  mppenc  for  older  versions;
              default: mpcenc.

       --mp4opt Mp4als-options
              Pass  other  options  to the encoder. Option -MP4 of encoder mp4als is mandatory to
              enable tagging of sound files. Use the appropriate  options  to  alter  compression
              level  and  speed.  If the same encoder has been stated more than once, use a comma
              separated list. Quote them with double quotes if needed; default: not set.

       --oggencopt Oggenc-options
              Pass other options to the encoder. If the same encoder has been  stated  more  than
              once,  use a comma separated list. Do not use this option for quality settings, use
              option --quality instead. Quote them with double quotes  if  needed;  default:  not

       --wavpackopt Wavpack-options
              Pass  other  options  to the encoder. If the same encoder has been stated more than
              once, use a comma separated list. Quote them with double quotes if needed; default:
              not set.

       --ffmpegopt ffmpeg-options
              Pass  other  options  to the encoder. If the ffmpeg has been stated more than once,
              use a comma separated list. Quote them with double quotes if needed;  default:  not

       --ffmpegsuffix ffmpeg-suffix
              The  suffix of the formats to be encoded. If ffmpeg has been stated more than once,
              use a comma separated list. Quote them with double quotes if needed;  default:  not

       -q, --quality quality
              A comma separated list of values or the word "off", passed in the same order as the
              list of encoders. If no encoders passed, follow the order of the config file.  This
              options  name  might be misleading as lossless encoders do not have a quality but a
              compression level instead. Depending the encoder  it  refers,  this  option  means:
              quality for oggenc: (1-10), highest = 10; compression level for Flac: (0-8), lowest
              (but fastest) compression = 0; quality for Lame in vbr mode: (0-9),  best quality =
              0;  or  quality  for  Faac: (10-500), highest = 500; mp4als seems not to accept any
              compression level, set to zero; quality for Musepack: (0-10), best  quality  =  10;
              default:  5,3,5,100,0,5.  Wavpack  and  ffmpeg  have no quality switch, use encoder
              options instead.  The value "off" turns option quality off,  if  supported  by  the
              encoder.   Encoders that need a quality or compression level will use default value
              in case "off" is used.
              E. g. --coder 2,0,1,3 --quality 3,4,5,300 sets compression level  for  Flac  to  3,
              Lame-quality to 4, Oggenc-quality to 5 and Faac quality to 300.

       -v, --vbrmode mode
              Option  vbrmode  defines  variable-bitrate, only used with Lame, the mode is either
              new or old, see the Lame manpage. The Lame-option quality will  be  changed  to  -V
              instead of -q if vbr-mode is used; default: not set.

       -b, --bitrate rate
              Encode  "mp3"  at this bitrate for Lame. If option --vbrmode used, bitrate is equal
              to the -b option, so one might want to set it "off"; or set if "off" if all options
              are passed to --lameopt.  Default: 128.

       -B, --maxrate rate
              Option  maxrate  (bitrate)  for  Lame  when using --vbrmode is translated to the -B
              option in Lame or the -M option in Oggenc, default: 0.

       -S, --preset mode
              Use the preset switch when encoding with Lame. Combined with option  --vbrmode  new
              the  "preset  fast"  setting  will be used.  Use --vbrmode old not to use fast VBR.
              Mode is one of: insane (320 kbps @ CBR), extreme (256 kbps), standard (192 kbps) or
              medium (160 kbps) or any other valid bitrate. Default: off.

       -W, --chars [list]
              Exclude  special  characters  in file names and path. The argument is optional. The
              argument accepts a list of any characters. One might escape the characters  or  use
              double  quotes  to  pass  them  on  the command line. The argument also accepts the
              presets NTFS, HFS or off. Following characters  will  be  erased,  if  no  argument
              stated or the word NTFS is passed: |\:*?$  plus blanks and periods at beginning and
              end of file names and directories. When using the word HFS,  only  colons  will  be
              purged plus blanks and periods at beginning of file names and directories. Pass the
              word "off" as argument to set the option off again. Default: off.

       --comment comment
              Specify a comment for the comment-tag for Lame, Faac, Musepack and Wavpack, or  the
              description-tag  for  Oggenc  and  Flac.  The special comment cddbid or discid will
              place the cddbid (used by freedb) or the discid (used  for  MusicBrainz)  into  the
              comment.  See  also option --mp3tags, --flactags or --oggtags for more special tags
              to be added; default: not set.

       -g, --genre genre
              Specify (and override CDDB) genre, must be a valid ID3-genre  if  using  Lame,  can
              (but shouldn't) be anything if using other encoders; default: not set.

       -y, --year year
              Specify  (and  override  CDDB)  the  year  of year-tag for Lame, Faac, Musepack and
              Wavpack or the date-tag for Oggenc and Flac; default: not set.

       --coverart number
              A number or comma  separated  list  of  numbers  (if  several  encoders  are  used)
              according to option --coder with values 0 (no) or 1 (yes); default 0.

       --coverpath path
              Path to the coverart picture to be included in the metadata of the sound files. The
              picture must be present or acquired using  e.g.  the  --precmd  option  to  call  a
              specific script taking care of the process finding coverart or option --coverorg in
              combination with option  --mb  (see  below).  This  option  is  mandatory  in  case
              --coverart  is  used.  The full path might be given with variables according to the
              --dirtemplate and using same quoting rules. Absolutely no checks about existence of
              path  will  happen  and a missing path will not be created so that a wrong argument
              might lead to failed downloads when using --coverorg. No checks about existence  of
              coverart  will  be  done  if  --interaction  is set off. In case of re-encoding the
              variable $inputdir can be stated.  Default: not set.

       --coverorg number
              Retrieve coverart from using the MusicBrainz release ID (not to
              be  confused with the discid, used to find the release on MusicBrainz). Furthermore
              as an experimental feature will be used in case a  discogs  release  ID
              was listed on the MusicBrainz release page. But this might be out of order any time
              as  discogs  changes  page  layout  frequently.  If  a  cover  is  downloaded  from
      all  other  files will get suffixes in their file names not to
              overwrite any files. Note that the --coverpath must be set to save the coverart and
              must reflect an existing path.  Possible values 0 (no) or 1 (yes), default 0.

       --coversize format
              Resize  the  provided  coverart  picture  to  a fix value according to ImageMagicks
              convert command, either values in the format XXXxYYY or only a width to keep aspect
              ratio.  The  original  coverart  file  will  be renamed. Possible values: any valid
              format, default: not set.

       --copycover path
              Full path to any kind of file (e.g. the coverart picture) to  be  copied  into  all
              directories  containing  encoded  files.  The  argument  might consist of variables
              according to the --dirtemplate and using same quoting rules. In case of re-encoding
              the variable $inputdir can be stated, default: not set.

       --flactags FRAME=tag
              Additional  tags for flac not passed by the encoder to ensure evaluation of special
              tags similar to mp3tags. Use option --flacopt "--tag=FRAME=foo" for additional hard
              coded  tags  instead.   When  using MusicBrainz additional metadata provided can be
              added as tags using the scheme FRAME=frame. Supported  are  ASIN,  BARCODE,  CDDID,
              DGID,  DISCID  and  MBREID  with  the  tag  in  lower  case,  e.g.  adding an asin:
              --flactags=ASIN=asin will evaluate the lower case asin if the variable is  defined.
              Nothing  is  added  if  the metadata is not available.  The option is an array, for
              each additional frame/tag to be added state the option once. Default: not set

       --mp3tags FRAME=[DESCRIPTION]tag
              Additional tags to be added to the mp3 file(s) if encoder does not provide  options
              for  the  FRAME  or if some unofficial FRAMEs shall be used (e.g. a compilation tag
              set to 1: TCMP=1). This option only supports basic (id3v2.4) frames in  the  format
              FRAME=tag  (e.g.  WCOP=  or  FRAME=[DESCRIPTION]tag
              (e.g.   a   user   defined   text   annotation   for    the    description    ASIN:
              TXXX=[ASIN]B003ZYEQ30).  Note  that the braces must be stated with some content and
              do not stand for optional content.  More than one --mp3tags statement can  be  used
              if  several  tags  shall  be  added.  Do  not  add a COMM frame here as this tag is
              supported by (older versions of) Lame and the corresponding option exists in Ripit.
              The  same goes for the APIC frame which has its own option in Ripit. Newer versions
              of Lame may support this tags using Lame option  --tv  to  be  passed  with  Ripits
              option --lameopt.
              No  checks  on encoding will happen on content stated here, in case option --utftag
              is switched off operator has to ensure encoding of the tags.
              Special tags will be evaluated in case the metadata is provided e.g.  when using MB
              and  the  TXXX  tag.  Supported  are ASIN, BARCODE, CDDBID, DGID, DISCID and MBREID
              (MusicBrainz-Release-ID)   with   the   tag   in   lower   case,   e.g.   --mp3tags
              TXXX=[ASIN]asin  will  replace  asin  with  the  value  if the variable is defined.
              Default: not set.

       --oggtags FRAME=tag
              Additional tags for ogg files similar to --flactags. Default: not set.

       --vatag number
              Analyze track names for "various artists" style and split the metadata in case  one
              of  the  delimiters  (colon,  hyphen,  slash  or parenthesis) are found. Use unpair
              numbers for the scheme "artist ? tracktitle" and pair numbers in the opposite case.
              The  artist  will be compared to the argument of option --vastring (see below).  If
              the artist must be like --vastring and each track have a delimiter, use 1  (2),  if
              the  artist  must  be like --vastring while only some tracks contain the delimiter,
              use 3 (4), if no restrictions apply for the artist but all track names must have  a
              delimiter,  use  5  (6) and finally, if only a few tracks contain a delimiter to be
              used as splitting point, set --vatag to 7 (8). Default: not set.

       --vastring string
              A string (regular expression)  that  defines  the  "various  artists"  style,  e.g.
              Varios|VA. Default: \bVA\b|Variou*s|Various\sArtists|Soundtrack|OST

       -D, --dirtemplate '"foo parameters"'
              Use  single and double quotes to pass the parameters of the templates!  Allowed are
              any legal characters, slashes for multi-level directories and following parameters:
              $album,  $artist, $iletter, $genre, $quality, $suffix, $trackname, $tracknum, $year
              and  $trackno;  example:  '"$suffix  $quality/my_snd_dir/$iletter/$artist/$year   ‐
              $album"'.   The  parameter  $iletter  is  the  initial  letter  of the artist name;
              $trackno is the total number of tracks of the release, this  might  be  helpful  to
              distinguish  different  releases  with  exactly  the  same  name; $quality might be
              needed, if one wants to encode the same format at different qualities in  the  same
              run.  Note  that  $quality  reflects  the  encoder options and not the arguments of
              option --quality which might be set to "off". Or state different dirtemplates:  the
              option is an array, so one can use several different dirtemplates in the same order
              as  the  encoders.  If  less  dirtemplates  than  encoders  are  stated,  the  last
              dirtemplate  will  be  used  for  subsequent  encoders  and  the wav-directory, see
              EXAMPLES below, but must be defined for all  formats  including  wav  in  case  rip
              (Morituri) is used. Default: '"$artist - $album"'.

       -T, --tracktemplate '"foo parameters"'
              See above. The tracktemplate is not an array, only one can be stated.  Additionally
              it allows two more variables helpful in case VA-style  is  detected:  $trackartist,
              $tracktitle;  note:  trackartist will be filled with the value of artist in case no
              track artist has been found to respect the templates settings, and tracktitle  will
              hold  the  pure  trackname. Additional album-artist tags will be written, e.g. TPE2
              tag for Lame and the artist field will  contain  the  track  artist  tag.  Default:
              '"$tracknum $trackname"'.

       --trackoffset number
              Give  a  trackoffset  to  be added to the $tracknum variable (see above).  Might be
              useful to join multi disc  releases  into  one  directory  (and  to  switch  option
              --overwrite to "y"). Default: 0.

              When  using  MusicBrainz,  check  for  multi discs releases and automatically add a
              calculated --trackoffset to the track counter. Ripit will  try  to  detect  already
              ripped multi disc releases and temporarily switch option --overwrite to "y" in case
              the first track of a multi disc release is not present  in  an  existing  directory
              corresponding to the dirtemplate.
              Negate to switch option off again. Default: not set.

       --sshlist list
              Comma  separated list of remote machines where Ripit should encode. The output path
              must be the same for all machines. Specify the login (login@machine)  only  if  not
              the  same  for  the remote machine. Else just state the machine names. See EXAMPLES
              for more information, default: not set.

       --scp  If the file system can not be accessed on the remote machines, scp (copy)  the  WAV
              files to the remote machines, default: off.

              Only  used with option --sshlist; if all encoding shall be done on remote machines,
              use --nolocal, default: on.

       --mb   Access MusicBrainz DB via WebService::MusicBrainz module  instead  of  freedb  (see
              below). One needs the discid calculation perl module or command to be installed and
              in the path. Negate to switch option off again. A non  interactive  freedb  look-up
              will be done to retrieve a genre. Default: off.

       --mbrels number
              Check  each  track  for additional relationships, only vocal and work relationships
              are handled.  Possible values 0 (no) or 1 (yes); default: 0.

       --mbname login
              Give the users MusicBrainz login name to submit ISRCs to the  database.   Saved  in
              plain when using a config, default: not set.

       --mbpass password
              Give  the  users  MusicBrainz  password  to submit ISRCs to the database.  Saved in
              plain when using a config, default: not set.

       --isrc number
              Enable ISRC detection with number = 1 (using icedax) and submission to MusicBrainz.
              Note  that  option  --mb  must  be  switched on. Possible values 0 (no) or 1 (yes);
              default: 0.

       --cdtext numer
              Check for CD text if no DB entry found, possible values 0 (no) or 1 (yes);  default
              0; default: 0

       -C, --cddbserver server
              CDDB   server,   either,  or   Default
     Note, the full  address  is  "mirror",  i.  e.   default  is
      Exception:  and  have no mirrors,
              their full addresses are: and on  port  80  (see
              transfer mode).

       -t, --transfer mode
              Transfer  mode,  cddb  or  http,  will  set  default port to 8880 or 80 (for http),
              default:  cddb.  Note:  use  http   mode   with   CDDB   servers   or

       -m, --mirror mirror
              Choose  "freedb"  or  one of the possible freedb mirrors, default: freedb. For more
              information check the web  page   There  is  no  list  of  mirrors
              available  these days. This option might be obsolete as freedb uses random servers,
              but the default setting is mandatory.

       -L, --protocol level
              CDDB protocol level for CDDB query. Level = 6 supports UTF-8 and level = 5 not. Use
              level = 5 to suppress UTF-8. Cf. option --utftag below. Default: 6.

       -P, --proxy address
              The  http  proxy  to  use when accessing the cddb server. The CDDB protocol must be
              http. Default: not set.

       -n, --nice number
              Set niceness of encoding process, default: 0.

       -a, --archive
              Read and/or save CDDB files in  $HOME/.cddb/"category"  directory  using  the  xmcd
              format,  where  the  "category"  is  one  of  the  11  CDDB  categories  or in case
              MusicBrainz is used an additional category "musicbrainz"  will  be  used.  Default:

       -e, --eject
              Ejects  the  CD  when finished, if hardware supports it. Use --noeject to switch it
              off. Default: off.

       --ejectcmd command
              Command to be used for ejection or loading of CD tray. Should be  specified  within
              FreeBSD even if option --eject is not used to enable Ripit to load the CD tray. One
              does not need to mention the words close or eject or options like  -t,  Ripit  does
              it. Default: eject.

       --ejectopt options
              Options  for  ejection  command  to  be  used  for  ejection or loading of CD tray.
              Default: the path to the CD device.

       --halt Powers off the machine when finished if configuration supports it, default: off.

       -s, --submission
              Specify --nosubmission if the computer is offline and  the  created  file  cddb.toc
              shall  be  saved  in  the  home  directory  instead of being submitted. With option
              --archive it will also be saved in the $HOME/.cddb directory. The purpose  of  this
              option  is  also to permit the user to edit the CDDB data for the own track names &
              tags and not to overwrite the original CDDB entry. Default: on.

       -M, --mail address
              Users return email address, needed for submitting an entry to  Default:
              not set.

       --mailopt options
              Additional  options,  added  to sendmail command. The reply-to address will be used
              with option -r as defined above. Default: -t

       -A, --book number
              Create an audiobook file, i. e. merge all  tracks  into  one  single  file,  option
              --ghost will be switched off.
              If  encoder  faac is used file suffix will be m4b instead of m4a and a chapter file
              will be written for chapter marks. The installed version of faac must  support  the
              -w option to write tags.
              Note that options --wav and --cdtoc should also be switched off.  Possible values 0
              (off) or 1 (on); default: off.

       --cdcue number
              Number n = 1 or 2 to create cue sheets to burn the  wavs  with  CD-Text.   The  cue
              sheets  will  be  copied  to  the  other  file formats. Number 1 will switch option
              --ghost on to eliminate chunks of silence. Number 2 is experimental  but  does  not
              switch option --ghost on and may be used if number 1 fails.  Default: off.

       --cdtoc number
              Number  n  =  1  to create a toc file to burn the wavs with CD-Text using cdrdao or
              cdrecord. Default: off.

       --inf number
              Number n = 1 to create inf files to burn the  wavs  with  CD-Text  using  wodim  or
              cdrecord. Default: off.

       -p, --playlist number
              Create  the  m3u  playlist  file, or use --playlist 0.  For file names without full
              path use --playlist 2.  Default is full path for file names. Default 1 - on.

       -i, --interaction
              Specify --nointeraction if ripit shall take the first entry found and  rip  without
              any questioning. Default: on.

       --lcd  Use lcdproc to display status, default: not set.

              Specify the lcdproc host, default: localhost.

              Specify the lcdport, default: 13666.

       --infolog file
              Log  operations  (system  calls,  file/directory  creation) to file given with full
              path; default: not set.

       -l, --lowercase number
              Lowercase file names and  or  directories  (from  tracktemplate  and  dirtemplate):
              number n = 0, off, 1, on for file names and directories, 2, only for file names, 3,
              only for directories, default: off.

       -u, --underscore
              Use underscores (_) instead of spaces in file names, default: off.

              Uppercase first letter of each word in file names and tags. Use this option if  the
              CDDB entry is uppercase only. Default: off.

       -U, --utftag
              Keep  Lame-tags  in  UTF-8  or  decode  them (but not the file names) from UTF-8 to
              ISO8859-1. Applies only to  mp3  (Lame).  May  be  useful  for  tags  with  special
              characters  and  if  mp3-player  doesn't support Unicode.  Using Musepack one might
              want to pass the Musepack option --unicode to option museopt. Note  that  combining
              with  options  --threads (and or --sshlist) may lead to issues and must be regarded
              as experimental.  Default: off.

       --rip  Rip the CD, to be used as --norip if wav (or flac) files are  present.   Previously
              used  for  debugging,  may  be  useful to re-encode existing wav or flac files in a
              given --inputdir (see below). Option --inputdir is mandatory  in  case  --norip  is
              used. Default: not set.  Note: this option can not be defined in the config file.

       --inputdir directory
              Full  path  to  the  directory with wav or flac files to be re-encoded using option
              --norip. See also option --cdid to get  awereness  on  some  unexpected  behaviour.
              Default: not set. Note: this option can not be defined in the config file.

       --cdid id
              Give  a freedb.ord CDDBID or a musicbrainz discid in case lookup shall be done when
              re-encoding wav or flac files and existing track names (of wavs) or tags  (in  flac
              files)  should  be  updated  when  using  --norip. If not stated, ripit will try to
              detect an ID in playlist, toc or log files or  cue  sheets  to  retrieve  local  or
              online  metadata.  This  means:  a  look-up  may  happen even if this option is not
              stated. This may lead to some unexpected effects, e.g. differing directory or track
              names  from those stated in option --inputdir, new tracknumbers in case ghost songs
              are present, merged multi disc releases and so on.  Default: not  set.  Note:  this
              option can not be defined in the config file.

              Do  encode  the wavs. If only the wav-files shall be created, prevent encoding with
              --noencode (and use option --wav, see below). Default: on.

       -w, --wav
              Keep the wav files after encoding instead of deleting them, default: off.

       -N, --normalize
              Normalizes the wave-files to a given dB-value (default: -12dB). Default: off.
              This is useful when encoding

              *  for hardware or software that doesn't support the replaygain‐feature

              *  to audio formats without replaygain capabilities.

              Command to use for normalizing, default: normalize.

       -z, --normopt
              Options to pass to normalize.  Possible values:

                  -a -nndB   :   Normalize to -nn dB, default is -12dB,
                  Value range:   All values <= 0dB
                  Example    :   normalize -a -20dB *.wav
                  -b         :   Batch mode ‐ loudness differences between
                                 individual tracks of a CD are maintained
                  -m         :   Mix mode ‐ all track are normalized to the
                                 same loudness
                  -v         :   Verbose operation
                  -q         :   Quiet operation

              For further  options  see  normalize  documentation  (
              Please  note  that  normalizing  to a high dB value, e.g. -6dB or less will lead to
              severe compression of the audio signal, thus  losing  sound  quality.  Keeping  the
              default value of -12dB is recommended.
              Default: -b Option v (q) will be set according to verbosity chosen.

       -h, --help
              Print this and exit.

       -V, --version
              Print version and exit.

       -x, --verbose number
              Run  silent  (do  not  output  comments,  status etc.) (number n = 0), with minimal
              output (n = 1), normal without encoder messages (n = 2), normal (n = 3), verbose (n
              = 4), extremely verbose (n = 5).  Default 3.

              Read  parameters  from  config  file or specify --noconfig to prevent reading it. A
              local config file in $HOME/.ripit/ will have higher priority,  only  if  the  local
              file does not exist, ripit will try to read /etc/ripit/config. Default: on.

              Read  parameters  from a specific configuration file if special options are needed,
              this migth be useful if operator wants  different  settings  for  discs  containing
              music than e.g. audio books. Default: config.

              Read   parameters   from  a  config  file  in  a  specific  directory,  default  is

       --save Add parameters passed on command line to an existing config  file.  This  does  not
              overwrite  other  existing  settings.  Options  of  an existing config file will be
              adopted and the old file saved as config.old no matter if a file  named  config.old
              already exists. Default: off.

              Save all parameters passed on command line to a new config file, backup an existing
              file to config.old  no matter if a file named config.old already exists. Creates  a
              default config file if no options are passed on command line. Default: off.

       --loop value
              After ejection of the previous CD continue ripping and encoding as soon as a new CD
              has been feeded. This option forces ejection (--eject). The value is either  0  for
              normal use (single run) or 1 for (standard) looping.  Experimental value 2 might be
              used to force immediate restart of the ripping process even if encoder did not  yet
              complete.  This  will  spoil the output, this will show the prompt although a child
              process is running (waiting for a new CD) and must be terminated explicitly.
              The config file will be read out on each run just before ejection of the  disc.  In
              case  one  alters  the  config  file  after  ejection, close the tray with the disc
              already done for re-reading the config and re-ejection of the  disc.  Therefore  it
              might  be  useful  to  pass  as few options as possible on the CL when using option
              --loop, because options passed on the CL can of  course  not  be  alterd  with  the
              config file during a loop.
              Default: off.

       --quitnodb value
              Give  up  CD if no CDDB entry found. Useful if option --loop or --nointeraction are
              on. Default behaviour is to let operator enter data or to use default artist, album
              and track names. Possible values: 0 - off, 1 - on, default: off

              Resume a previously started session. Default: off.

       -O, --overwrite argument
              Default  behaviour of Ripit is not to overwrite existing directories, a suffix will
              be added if directory name exists. Use option overwrite to prevent this and  either
              overwrite a previous rip (y) or force Ripit to quit (q) or even eject the disc (e).
              If ejection is chosen, the disc will be ejected even if option --eject has not been
              switched on. Default: off (n)

       --dpermission number
              Change the directory permission to number. Default: 0755.

       --fpermission number
              Change the file permission to number. Default: 0644.

              Create a MD5-sum file for each type of sound files.

       --threads number
              Comma  separated  list  of numbers giving maximum of allowed encoders to run at the
              same time. In conjunction with option sshlist the number for the local  machine  is
              mandatory and must be stated first.  Default: 1.

       -X, --execmd command
              State  a  command  to be executed when ripit finished. The same variables as in the
              dirtemplate can be stated. When using MusicBrainz one can try to use  $cd{asin}  to
              pass  the  ASIN  to  the command to be executed. Make sure to escape the command if
              needed. Default: not set.

       --precmd command
              State a command to be executed before ripping started. The same variables as in the
              dirtemplate can be stated. When using MusicBrainz one can try e.g. to use $cd{asin}
              to pass the ASIN to the  command  to  be  executed,  which  might  be  useful  when
              executing  a  script  to  retrieve  coverart  from  a site. Make sure to escape the
              command if needed.  Default: not set.


       To specify a CD device, type

              ripit --device /dev/sr1

       To specify the output directory, type

              ripit --outputdir /foo/paths/

       To rip and encode a special track selection, type

              ripit 1,3-6,8-11

       To use several encoders in the same run, type

              ripit --coder 1,0,2 --quality 3,5,6

       In case many encoders are desired, option --threads  may  be  handy  on  a  multicore  CPU
       (omitting any quality settings in this example)

              ripit --coder 0,1,2,4 --threads 4

       To use Lame with variable bitrate (VBR), type

              ripit --vbrmode new --bitrate 0

       Note,  one should reset the --bitrate to 0 (zero) if the -b option of Lame is not desired.
       According to VBR mode in Lame, use "new" or "old".

       It is recommended to use the preset switches for Lame, (see  Lame  man-page)  and  specify
       fast encoding with --vbrmode new (use --vbrmode old to switch off the fast encoding)

              ripit --preset extreme --vbrmode new

       To  pass  options  related to the encoder use the according encoder option switch: e.g. to
       use the managed mode with oggenc:

              ripit -c 1 --oggencopt "--managed -b 192 -M 224 -m 96" --quality "off"

       Check for ghost songs and trim very long lead-in/out of each track:

              ripit --ghost --prepend 2.0 --extend 2.0

       Encode the same format in 2 qualities, at low quality for a portable, at high quality  for

              ripit --dirtemplate '"cbr/$artist/$year ‐ $album"' \
                    --dirtemplate '"preset/$artist ‐ $album"' \
                    --coder 0,0 --bitrate off --quality off,off \
                    --lameopt "-b 128 -q 2,--preset extreme"

       Force Ripit to use one and the same directory for all sound files:

              ripit --dirtemplate '"/"' --outputdir="/media/sound" \

       To normalize the wave-files prior to encoding:

              ripit --normalize

       To normalize the files to -18dB using "mix mode" (see normalize documentation)

              ripit --normalize --normopt "-m -a -18dB"

       Add  coverart  retrieved from coverartarchive to the encoded files. Note that instead of a
       full path  ('"/home/me/$artist  -  $album/cover.jpg"')  the  evaluated  internal  variable
       $wavdir  has  been  used  to  ensure  that the cover goes to the right place in case Ripit
       alters the $wavdir with some suffix to preven overwriting.

              ripit --noconfig -d /dev/cdrom -r 1 -c 2 --mb \
                    --coverart 1 --coverorg 1 --coverpath '"/$wavdir/cover.jpg"'

       Update a config file in ~/home/.ripit/ with options: to use Lame and Oggenc, don't  create
       a m3u file, archive the CDDB entry files in ~/.cddb/"category"/ and to eject CD when done,

              ripit --coder 0,1 --playlist 0 --archive --eject --save

       To do the job without any interaction, type

              ripit --nointeraction

       Re-encode wav or flac files in inputdir using a special configuration file  with  settings
       according  for  re-encoding (e.g. switched overwrite mode on and use MusicBrainz to enable
       detection of track-offsets)

              ripit  --confname  config_4.0.0_reenc  --inputdir  "/home/me/sound/2c  -  We  shall
              see/flac" --norip

       Rip only first 30 seconds of each track (useful for testing)

              ripit --span 0-30

       To use a network for encoding, make sure that the output paths are equal on all machines.

              ripit --sshlist sun,saturn,earth

       where  sun, saturn and earth are remote machines on which a user can login via ssh without
       entering a password or passphrase! Note that the paths must be equal for the user  on  all
       remote machines!  If the login is different on some machines, try

              ripit --sshlist login1@sun,login2@saturn,login3@earth

       If  there  is  "no"  identical path on the remote machines, then the user might enter e.g.
       /tmp/ as output directory.  If the file-system is not mounted on each remote machine,  one
       can try to copy the wavs to the remote machines using option --scp.

              ripit --sshlist sun,saturn,earth --scp


       User config file (/etc/ripit/config will only be used if there is no $HOME/.ripit/config):




       Probably there are more than some.


       cdparanoia(1), lame(1), oggenc(1), flac(1), normalize(1), cdda2wav(1), ffmpeg(1)


       Ripit   is   maintained   by   Felix   Suwald,   please  send  bugs,  wishes  comments  to
       ripit_[at]_suwald_[dot]_com with a concise subject.
       For bugs, wishes and comments about lcdproc, please contact
       Former maintainer:  Mads Martin Joergensen;   RipIT  was  originally  developed  by  Simon

       This  manpage  was originally created for the Debian GNU/Linux system by help2man 1.36 and
       optimized  by  Elimar  Riesebieter  <>,  enhanced  and  updated  by   the