Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sound Juicer "Bonnie and Clyde" 2.26.1

Sound Juicer is a clean, mean, and lean CD ripper for GNOME 2.

It sports a clean interface and simple preferences, aiming to do The Right Thing and What You Mean all of the time. It requires GNOME and GStreamer.



Latest download available on, or from the GNOME FTP servers. Some crashes have been fixes:

  • Read the track artist instead of album artist in Musicbrain3
  • Don't crash if the release date is unknown
  • Read tracks when falling back to gvfs

Finally, a call for someone with deep LAME knowledge. The GStreamer LAME element is, well, lame because it sets a number of properties to default values that make it very difficult for LAME to work well. Someone who understands how all of the LAME settings operate needs to sit down, vet the settings and remove the pointless ones, unset most of the rest, leaving the 'preset' setting as the only one which has a default value. At the moment there are many contradictory default settings which mean LAME produces rather badly encoded files. Any takers?

Bugs can be reported at View the list of currently open bugs.

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