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The actual beta-version released May 8th, 2014 got only one new option
but hopefully attained "RC2" state.
In the previous Beta only the argument of the trackselection
has been enhanced and accepts the string 1-a to rip the audio
tracks only in case data tracks have been detected.
Option: --coverorg will enable coverart search at coverartarchive.org
if MusicBrainz release ID is known (using MusicBrainz with option --mb).
Added new variables to track template: trackartist and trackname in case
VA-style is used and detected. If no VA-style is found for a certain
track or this option is used and no VA-style detected, these variables
will get the default values, i.e. trackartist will be identical to
the artist (i.e. album artist) and the trackname will be identical to
the tracktitle. Note that mp3 files will get an additional TPE2 frame.
With some delay finally a revised version is ready to be tested. As the amount of new options increased one more time, this version still remains in alpha state as I couldn't test all sorts of combinations. Feedback is always welcome, even if no bugs are found.
Some bugs have been fixed, one concerning the --quality option that
misbehaved in one case that has been reported.
Refer to the HISTORY for all new options and bugfixes, headlines are:
Option: --cdtext will enable CD-text detection on the disc if no
DB entry has been found. The command cd-info (from cdda2wav or
cdio-utils package (libcdio-utils)) will be needed.
Note that my mailtool played a trick and made me believe that no users tried to contact me... Once I realized that I got quite a few messages, I tried to answer to all of them, but as kmail2 is said to also eat up mails... in case one believes having sent an important bugfix or so but not got any answer: please excuse the circumstances and feel free to contact me again!June, 18th, 2013
Version 3.9.0 released January 29th 2012 brings some new features:
Added more encoders: wavpack (encoder 6) and ffmpeg (encoder 7)
to be used for exotic formats like "Apple lossless" (whatever that is).
Note that usage of ffmpeg might not be straight forward.
..::What's going on?:..
The development of version 3.9.0 was interrupted by several projects, among others eBayAgent.pl. From now on, it should be easier to get new CDs to test Ripit 3.9.0. (May 2010)
News of 3.8.3 are: --mb allows access to the MusicBrainz DB not using the cddb-protocoll (like in older versions) but using the perl module WebService::MusicBrainz. One needs the DiscID calculation tool, either the DiscID-command or in addition the perl module MusicBrainz::DiscID (recommended).
Ripit now supports the formats mp4als (lossless m4a) and Musepack (encoder 4 and 5) and executes just before ending a command: --execmd. This option accepts as arguments the same variables as --dirtemplate and --tracktemplate, including the new one: $trackno giving the number of tracks of the CD.
Other new options are --overwrite to overwrite an existing directory instead of adding a counter to the directory name; --quitnodb to end the process if no DB entry was found; --span to rip only portions of each track (only supported by cdparanoia und cdda2wav); --book merges all tracks into a single track (when using faac) with suffix m4b and creates a chapter.txt file; --inf creates similar to the cd.toc file for cdrdao inf-files to burn the wav-files in DAO-mode with CD-text using wodim (or cdrecord).
As usual use option --save once after an update to renew an existing configuration in $HOME/.ripit. Check the config file for new options and switch them on if desired.
After some 5 years of adding features and some 10'000 lines of code I announce my retirement... I.e. I will continue to maintain ripit but not develop anymore. Patches are welcome and shall be updated ASAP.
Oh, there is one feature I miss: Wouldn't it be nice to automatically save data content of a multi-session disc (videos and/or pictures) as files? Patches are welcome.
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