On Fri, Feb 02, 2018 at 05:29:40PM -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>   one of my new year's resolutions was to digitize several hundred
> music CDs in preparation for figuring out what system to use in the
> domicile to play them, but regardless of how i decide to eventually
> play these CDs, i'm looking for recommendations for how to rip them to
> hard drive before i decide how i will end up using them.
>   given the cheapness of hard drives (and that i have a QNAP NAS
> anyway), i don't really care about disk usage, so i figured on ripping
> all of those CDs using (lossless) FLAC format, and i can decide down
> the road whether to convert them to a different format to save on
> space.
>   in short, any recommendations on simply ripping all these CDs to
> hard drive, while having no idea what i will eventually use to play
> them?
> rday

Well, you aren't really digitizing them, they are already digital.

but, anyhow, here's a horrid little shellscript I use for ripping
audio off CDs. You may find some inspiration in it (or maybe some
feeling that you don't want to follow this), either way I hope
it's helpful. Note that this whole operation assumes it can find your
CD in the cddb database. If not, all bets are off.

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#set -x
if [ -z $1 ]
        echo usage: $0 \<Album_Name \(without spaces or punctuation\)\>


# read all the files from the CD and download album info from cddb.
# I note that on my system, cdda2wav is a link to icedax.
cdda2wav dev=/dev/sr0 -B -L 1

# now that we've read all the files,...
# use the audio_*.inf files to assign proper track filenames.

for i in audio_*.inf
        # get the track number from the .inf file's name
        track=`echo $i | sed -e "s:.*_::" | sed -e "s:.inf$::"`
        #echo $track

        # get the track title from the .inf file's contents
        title="`grep Tracktitle $i | sed -e "s:^Tracktitle=     *::"`"
        #echo  "$title"

        # next, clean up spaces in the title
        # (whoever the genius was who thought spaces in filenames was a good 
        #  should be taken out and shot.)
        title=`echo "$title" | tr ' ' '_'`
        #echo "$title"

        # add numeric suffix and file extension
        #echo full_title=$full_title

        # clean off the unneeded single quote marks, apostrophes, etc.
        full_title=`echo ${full_title} | tr -d "\'\"()[]{};:\t"`
        #echo full_title=$full_title

        # now, at last, do the rename
        wavname=`basename $i .inf`.wav
        mv ${wavname} ${full_title}

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