cdda2ogg(1) cdda2ogg(1)

NAME cdda2ogg extract audio CD audio tracks and encode them

SYNOPSIS cdda2ogg

DESCRIPTION cdda2ogg is a simple script that uses the icedax <fileprefix> command to extract all audio tracks with the icedax <fileprefix> command and encode them using the ogg123 encoder. The scripts are not intended to be full-featured music archiving programs, but only for quick storing of few audio data. It does not use databases like CDDB or have any extra features. You may look at icedax if you need them.

ogg123 is provided by the vorbis-tools which needs to be installed sep- arately. See for more information.

CONFIGURATION cdda2ogg have predefined values for reading and labeling of the target files. You can overwrite them with following environment variables:

CDDA_DEVICE Source device specification to get the data from.

LIST List of track numbers to be read, separated by spaces.

CDDA2WAV Defines the command to run the cdda2wav program

CDDA2WAV_OPTS Miscellaneous options passed to $CDDA2WAV.

MP_CODER The encoder program.

MP_OPTIONS Additional options passed to $MP_CODER.

FILEPREFIX The base part of the filename of resulting audio files. This can also be specified as the first argument to the script.

See cdda2ogg script file to get the default values

System administrator can also set default values by creating of a shell include file, defining the variables for the POSIX shell, and storing them as /etc/default/cdda2ogg.

EXAMPLES CDDA_DEVICE=/dev/cdrom1 cdda2ogg just stores every track in this device in audiotrackNUMBER.ogg

LIST="1 5 7" cdda2ogg PartsOfBestOfFoo stores the selected tracks from the default cdrom device as 01-PartsOf- BestOfFoo.ogg, 05-PartsOfBestOfFoo.ogg, 07-PartsOfBestOfFoo.ogg.

SEE ALSO icedax(1)

AUTHOR This manpage describes the program implementation of cdda2ogg as shipped by the cdrkit distribution. See for details. It is a spinoff from the original program distributed by the cdrtools project. However, the cdrtools developers are not involved in the development of this spinoff and therefore shall not be made responsible for any problem caused by it. Do not try to get support for this program by contacting the original authors.

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This manual page was written by Eduard Bloch ( for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation.