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abcde is A Better CD Encoder, a tool to read an entire audio CD, compress the tracks into individual audio files, and name and tag the files appropriately.

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Specifying other MusicBrainz entry in `abcde`

abcde automatically searches MusicBrainz to find a match for the CD track tags. I've ripped twelve CDs in a row and it works fine, but now I have a CD for which no MusciBrainz data was found. However, ...
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Where does `abcde` output files?

I ran abcde on an audio CD, when in the working directory $HOME. Now I can't find the outputed files in my home directory. Where do they go by default? I'm using the default abcde installation on ...
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abcde - inconsistent/unexpected track numbers

Question: How can I achieve my expected result of tracks that are numbered with sequential {DiscNumber}{TrackNumber} - Artist - Album.mp3? Background: When using abcde to rip a set of audiobook CDs, ...
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EXT fields in CDDB

What are the EXT fields in CDDB used for? I'm inputting the information for a new CD into CDDB as part of running abcde. In addition to the regular track info it includes a series of entries: EXTD= ...
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get `abcde` to put different formats in different directories

I want to rip audio CDs to both mp3 and flac format using abcde. I want the files to be in completely different directory trees, e.g. ~/Music/mp3/<artist>/<album>/<track>.mp3 and ~/...
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"Inappropriate ioctl for device" when ripping CD with abcde on OSX

I'm trying to use abcde (compiled from Macports) to rip an audio CD on OSX 10.8.5: $ abcde disk1 was already unmounted or it has a partitioning scheme so use "diskutil unmountDisk" instead cd-discid: ...
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abcde cd ripping from flac+cue without CDDB info?

I have a CD which isn't in the CDDB database, but which has cdtext information. I used Abcde with abcde -1 to create a whole-disc FLAC file plus cuesheet (for archiving), and now later want to split ...
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