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Linux Mint Essentials

By : Jay LaCroix
Book Image

Linux Mint Essentials

By: Jay LaCroix

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Linux Mint Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Ripping an audio CD

Perhaps, you have an audio CD that you would like to import into Banshee. By default, Mint does not contain a program to convert (rip) an audio CD into MP3 files. Despite this, we are going to discuss ripping CDs in this chapter, because it's a very common task that many music fans will find themselves wanting to do.


Although the recording industry may not be fond of the practice, it's very common for music fans to rip CDs into MP3 files with an MP3 player or car stereo. Of course, you should only rip CDs that you own, and it's illegal to share them with those who haven't paid for the content. However, for your own purposes, ripping CDs falls into fair use.

To facilitate ripping an audio CD, you'll need to install an extra package from Mint's repositories. There are several programs available that facilitate this type of task. To make your search easier, one program that's recommended for this purpose is Asunder. To install Asunder, two packages are needed. Both packages...