jack: making MP3s without having to worry

Registered 2005-05-02 by Registry Administrators

Jack has been developed with one main goal: making MP3s without having to worry. There is nearly no way that an incomplete rip goes unnotices, e.g. Jack compares WAV and MP3 filesizes when continuing from a previous run. Jack also checks your HD space before doing anything (even keeps some MB free).

Rip and encode CDs with one command
 Jack has been developed with one main goal: making OGGs (or MP3s)
 without having to worry. There is nearly no way that an incomplete rip
 goes unnoticed, e.g. jack compares WAV and OGG file sizes when
 continuing from a previous run. Jack also checks your HD space before
 doing anything (even keeps some MB free).
 .
 Jack is different from other such tools in a number of ways:
  - it supports different rippers and encoders
  - it is very configurable
  - it doesn't need X
  - it can "rip" virtual CD images like the ones created by cdrdao
  - when using cdparanoia, cdparanoia's status information is displayed
    and archived for all tracks, so you can see if something went wrong
  - it uses sophisticated disk space management, i.e. it schedules its
    ripping/encoding processes depending on available space.
  - freedb query, file renaming and id3/ogg-tagging
  - it can resume work after it has been interrupted. If all tracks have
    been ripped, it doesn't even need the CD anymore, even if you want
    to do a freedb query.
  - it can do a freedb query based on OGGs alone, like if you don't
    remember from which CD those OGGs came from.
  - freedb submissions

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lp:jack 
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Licences:
GNU GPL v2
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