#23 Ability to batch encode multiple cd's

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nobody
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2002-02-03
2002-02-03
Anonymous
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When converting large cd collections to mp3, it would
be useful to be able to first only rip the cd's, and
then leave the computer to encode all of them in one
go. This would be a major time-saver for people who
have a fast cd drive but slow cpu.

The existing "Rip only" button already gives half of
the solution. What would be needed additionally is a
"Batch encode" button, which would make Grip scan the
mp3 directory tree for wav files, present the user with
a list where they can be selected or unselected, and
then run the encoder for each of them.

Discussion

  • Kalin KOZHUHAROV

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    Well , a dirty hack at the moment can be something in the way:

    0. Configure your encoder for other and enter "sleep
    1000000000000" as a command line; Configure Max non-encoded
    .wav's to 999.

    1. Put CD and hit Rip+Encode

    2. Repeat as needed for many CDs.

    3. Configure your encoder, say FLAC.

    4. Kill the sleep command (see ps -A |grep sleep, or use
    killall sleep)

    As a result you will have everything escept the first song
    encoded in a batch :-)

    I said it is dirty, but should work...

    Kalin.

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    You can already rip as many CDs as you like, and it will
    slowly churn through encoding them. The only
    disadvantage is that if you close Grip, it "forgets" the
    encoding queue; you have to re-insert the CD and click
    "Rip & Encode" in order to 'remind it'.

    So yeah, it would be nice if it saved the encode queue on
    exit, I'm sure it's not *that* difficult?

    If you want to encode all the WAVs in a directory (and
    subdirectories), try this script:

    #!/bin/bash
    find . -type f -amin +10 -name '*.wav' |while read -r AFILE
    do
    oggenc (or whatever) $AFILE
    done

    I use this to convert the WAV files to FLAC (free lossless
    audio compression) format after ripping, because I'm
    already using Grip to encode them into Ogg Vorbis.

    Cheers,

    Jon

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    You can already rip as many CDs as you like, and it will
    slowly churn through encoding them. The only
    disadvantage is that if you close Grip, it "forgets" the
    encoding queue; you have to re-insert the CD and click
    "Rip & Encode" in order to 'remind it'.

    So yeah, it would be nice if it saved the encode queue on
    exit, I'm sure it's not *that* difficult?

    If you want to encode all the WAVs in a directory (and
    subdirectories), try this script:

    #!/bin/bash
    find . -type f -amin +10 -name '*.wav' |while read -r AFILE
    do
    oggenc (or whatever) $AFILE
    done

    I use this to convert the WAV files to FLAC (free lossless
    audio compression) format after ripping, because I'm
    already using Grip to encode them into Ogg Vorbis.

    Cheers,

    Jon

     

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