[RndTbl] EAC equivalent for Linux - found! (more or less)

Adam Thompson athompso at athompso.net
Thu Mar 23 22:40:31 CDT 2023

I, and I know a few of you, have long been looking for an equivalent tool under Linux to Windows’ Exact Audio Copy.
I just stumbled upon a new (to me) possible contender: Whipper.
Source at: GitHub - whipper-team/whipper: Python CD-DA ripper preferring accuracy over speed<https://github.com/whipper-team/whipper>
Binaries appear to mostly be in your distro’s repos?  Or so the github page reports, at least.
It does use the new-ish libcdparanoia to do the ripping, under the hood – it seems that product has matured and more or less reached parity with EAC.

I have not tried this yet, so I can’t vouch for its quality relative to EAC, but it’s apparently popular enough that MusicBrainz’ Picard has specific support for its logfiles.

For proprietary-Darwin fans, the equivalent there now appears to be X Lossless Decoder: Lossless audio decoder for Mac OS X (undo.jp)<https://tmkk.undo.jp/xld/index_e.html>.  YMMV.

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://muug.ca/pipermail/roundtable/attachments/20230324/3acfc643/attachment.htm>

More information about the Roundtable mailing list