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With some delay finally a revised version is ready to be tested. As the amount of new options might not yet be reached, this version still remains in alpha state although I would say beta stage is reached. Feedback is always welcome, even if no bugs are found.
Refer to the HISTORY for all new options and bugfixes, headlines are:
Option: --inputdir allows to rip from a directory instead a disc
(wav oder flac) and might be combined with relatead options.
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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