the other option is to keep it native to linux in oog format, as a thought.

On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 7:28 PM, Wolfgang Pfeiffer <> wrote:
On Fri, 2 Feb 2018 17:29:40 -0500 (EST)
"Robert P. J. Day" <> wrote:
>   in short, any recommendations on simply ripping all these CDs to
> hard drive, while having no idea what i will eventually use to play
> them?

First step:
making the *wav files:

man wodim:

"To copy an audio CD in the most accurate way, first run

           icedax dev=/dev/cdrom -vall cddb=0 -B -Owav

       and then run

           wodim dev=/dev/cdrw -v -dao -useinfo -text  *.wav"

Second step:
converting the hopefully resulting wav files from above to flac:
in the folder containing the wavs trying:

for f in *.wav; do sox "$f" "${f%.wav}.flac"; done

(latter snippet copied and edited from a previous thread here)

I'd assume one can script/automate that last step in a way so that
once all CD's have been converted, this script simply needed to cd
into every dir containing the wavs and then starts to convert the files
via the "for f in *.wav ..." line ..

HTH, and good luck!
Wolfgang Pfeiffer
users mailing list --
To unsubscribe send an email to