- Ripping in KDE. For KDE users, the easiest way to rip CDs is through K3b, an application best-known as one of the first and easiest graphical tools for creating CDs in GNU/Linux.
- You will have to install K3b after installation.
- To rip with K3b, insert a CD, and go to Tools -> Rip Audio CD.
Kubuntu Default CD Ripping Software
- There are two methods of ripping an Audio CD in a default installation of Kubuntu.
- One is using Konqueror’s audiocd:/ KIO-slave and the other is KaudioCreator (KMenu->Multimedia->KaudioCreator).
- On inserting the Audio CD, you should be presented with the KDE Audio CD Daemon.
- To use the KIO-slave method, select the ‘Open in a new Window’ option.
- Or, if you prefer using KAudioCreator, select the Extract and Encode Audio tracks option.
- RubyRipper has been recommended in many forum threads and seems to be one of Linux’s best ripping solutions. Also, many feel the closest to EAC in quality of rips.
- RubyRipper is not included in the default Ubuntu install and is not included in any of the repositories. Fortunately there is a DEB package available.