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I should have done this a while ago, but here it is...


AudioDoctor

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Perhaps I should contribute and write a blog that no one will read...

 

Anyway, I am continuing to slowly rip my CDs using RubyRipper in Ubuntu Linux 11.04 after finding that they do, for some unexplained reason, sound better than the rips done with iTunes. I do have some theories as to why that is, one being that Linux and MPD like FLAC a lot more than any other file type, and the other being that RubyRipper takes a lot more care to get an accurate rip than iTunes does. However, I transcoded some of the former AIFF files to FLAC only to find that they still sounded ever so slightly not as good as the straight FLAC rips. There is no one thing that could be causing it, the transcoding could be adding something detrimental to the file and I also used an external drive to make the new FLAC rips.

 

Anyway, here in MN tonight we currently have a Winter Weather Advisory, which if you think about it should not be an odd occurence in MN in December, but this winter, it is. While it is cold, windy, and snowy outside, I am staying warm by keeping the tubes fired up while I listen to my latest re rip, Beethovens 3rd and 8th Symphonies performed by the Minnesota Orchestra, conducted by Osmo Vanska.

 

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Sounds tough... ;-)

 

 

 

Let me know how that works out, I may want to do that myself and use it to control the Sonore from OSX.

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Sounds tough... ;-)

 

 

 

Let me know how that works out, I may want to do that myself and use it to control the Sonore from OSX.

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Do you Americans have to be told to expect winter weather in winter? :)

 

 

 

It's 65 F in the south of the UK, much the same as mid summer. We don't really have any proper weather at all.

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Do you Americans have to be told to expect winter weather in winter? :)

 

 

 

It's 65 F in the south of the UK, much the same as mid summer. We don't really have any proper weather at all.

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I compiled it for 10.7, the command-line only version. I can't get the ruby-gtk+2 bindings to work, but I think it should on 10.6.

 

 

 

I think the ripper is basically a ruby wrapper for cdparanoia, which XLD also uses. If there is a difference between this and iTunes, I suspect it would be the cdparanoia settings.

 

 

 

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I compiled it for 10.7, the command-line only version. I can't get the ruby-gtk+2 bindings to work, but I think it should on 10.6.

 

 

 

I think the ripper is basically a ruby wrapper for cdparanoia, which XLD also uses. If there is a difference between this and iTunes, I suspect it would be the cdparanoia settings.

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2012-01-01 at 8.07.29 AM.png

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Whodda thought...

 

 

 

Do your tires freeze to the floor of the parking lot during a January evening concert?

 

 

 

Cheers,

 

 

 

Bill

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Whodda thought...

 

 

 

Do your tires freeze to the floor of the parking lot during a January evening concert?

 

 

 

Cheers,

 

 

 

Bill

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Rubyripper uses cdparanoia as a tool, but does additional checking even on top of cdparanoia. So you could call it superparanoia :)

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pour water around them while the adults are inside listening!

 

 

 

;-)

 

 

 

edit: we have a very good world class Symphony Orchestra up here in MN.

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1 hour per Cd isn't too bad, after all - it's what it would take to play it at normal speed...

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Gnome Media Player Controller

 

 

 

It is what I use to connect to, and control MPD which plays the music on Linux.

 

 

 

I have heard it is possible to install it on OSX, but I'll be damned if I know how to do that.

 

 

 

edit: I posted a screen cap of GMPC up above.

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You can install gnome and/or gtk+2 with the fink package management system. I can help if you decide you want to. Gnome runs a lot of background processes, so I would be shocked if it resulted in a sonic improvement. But I have been shocked before.

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all it would do is act as a controller for a separate MPD server on a separate computer or Sonore. Like mPad but on a computer.

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