|Operating system||Windows, Mac OS/X, Linux/BSD|
what is cdparanoia? cdparanoia is a bit different than most other CD-DA extration tools. It contains few-to-no 'extra' features, concentrating only on the ripping process and knowing as much as possible about the hardware performing it. cdparanoia will read correct, rock-solid audio data from inexpensive drives prone to misalignment, frame jitter, and loss of streaming during atomic reads. cdparanoia will also read and repair data from CDs that have been damaged in some way using interpolation and padding sectors with silence or 0 bytes.
cdparanoia is more or less the only secure ripper available for the Linux operating system (next to Rubyripper). Windows users can try CDex which includes cdparanoia functionality.
There have been series of bugfixes to cdparanoia, which date back to 9.8 release in 2001. Many of them include, patches, kernel interface changes (CD-ROM routines), and support for http://sg.torque.net/sg/sg_io.html SG_IO] (used for SCSI command). These were done in preperation for the stable 10.0 release.
CD Ripping software
This is a list of Digital Audio Extraction tools, which use libparanoia:
- cdparanoia homepage official xiph.org page of the libparanoia tools.
- user manual includes a description of using cdparanoia from the command-line.
- cdparanoia 10.0 pre-release thread.