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I have a few audiobooks that can be 15+ CDs long that I want to convert to MP3 so I don't have to keep switching CDs. I've found an used various GUI programs out there that work, but require a bit of input for each CD. I don't really care about tags and such. Ideally, I would like the following:

1) Be prompted for book name (which will be the MP3 name with an incremental number at the end for CD#)

2) Enter First CD, CD auto rips and ejects

3) Enter next CD, CD auto rips and ejects (file name is the book name CD# (IE: BookTitle CD2).

4) Bonus points if prompting for Author and Book title, with each being a folder.

While I run and know Windows best, I'm fine with trying out Linux (Tried compiling RipIt on CentOS, but can't get it to run... I'm a Linux newb for the most part... Starting to learn it better though).

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marked as duplicate by Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, James, Dave M, Kevin Panko, m4573r May 20 '14 at 14:01

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

EAC's command-line options – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Apr 29 '14 at 15:19
@techie007 While that one talks about ripping, the key thing I'm looking for is no real input needed when switching CDs (CDDB doesn't work for these as they aren't music...). – BondUniverse Apr 29 '14 at 15:53
EAC doesn't seem to rip to a single MP3 – BondUniverse Apr 29 '14 at 16:02

Well, changing the operating system just for ripping sounds a bit drastic, but I guess any reason for changing from Windows to Linux is a good one. ;)

So Assuming that you want to rip using, say, ubuntu, have a look at they also recommend several (also command line) programs to do what you want.

But I am not quite sure that I got your question in the first place. If all you want is ripping several CDs consecutively without much ado in between CDs, there a zillions of Programms, also on Windows, to do that. ... The effort to start ripping the CD is usually negligible as compared to changing the physical discs, anyway. ;)

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I already have setup a VM of CentOS. I've used several for Windows which for for ripping quiet nicely, but I get tired and annoyed with having to enter the artist/title/CD# each and every time... – BondUniverse Apr 29 '14 at 16:03
I'm even fine with a batch file that runs through to do the work – BondUniverse Apr 29 '14 at 16:04
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Found a good solution: fre:ac. To get the freaccmd to work at the moment though, you need to follow the steps at this link:

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