I had consistent silent crashes with Grip (v3.3.1 in gnome 2.24.1 /ubuntu 8.10).
When encoding songs with ID3 genre = 'Chanson' the grip application crashes silently after encoding one or two songs.
This only happens with genre = 'Chanson'.
When I do a 'Rip Only' operation on the same CD, no crash happens.
When I manually change the ID3 genre to 'Other', no crash happens and the RIP + Encode finishes as expeted.
I have experienced the same problem with several different CDs all having a 'Chanson' ID3 genre.