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4. Music and Videos > 4.3. Ripping and Encoding Music Files

Ripping and Encoding Music Files

MP3 files on the Internet come from the hard drive of some person who ripped the music from CD, encoded it in MP3 format, and uploaded it to the Web using any one of a dozen methods for sharing files. It is because of this file sharing on the Internet that MP3 has become synonymous with digital music files.

Besides being able to play back MP3 files, Linux can also be used to create them. Several open source encoders are capable of creating MP3 files; one of them, LAME, is well known even in the Windows world. Many Linux users prefer to use Ogg Vorbis files instead of MP3, because OGG is an open format that produces smaller and better quality audio files than MP3.

There are dozens of tools on Linux that can be used to encode audio files; the one on Move is called KAudioCreator. To launch it, click K Menu Enjoy music and video Rip audio CDs. You’ll probably be greeted with one or two warning windows. The first one complains that “No encoder has been selected”; the second one tells you that “No tracks are selected to rip.” Just click OK to close both these boxes.


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