Saturday, 20 December 2008

Mandriva - Sound Juicer

Now the Mandrive One 2009 image does not recognise any MP3 encoder. A popular encoder is lame, so in order to include it, you need to use some other sources for your downloads. Adding the PLF sources does the trick.

Once the gstreamer plugin is included, you need to Activate the MP3 encoder in the Audio CD Extractor (SoundJuicer). Do not delete or deactivate ones you don't need - for some reason if only the MP3 one is activated, SoundJuicer produces oga files!
# urpmi.addmedia plff ftp://ftp.free.fr/pub/Distributions_Linux/plf/mandriva/2009.1/free/release/binary/i586
# urpmi.addmedia plfnf ftp://ftp.free.fr/pub/Distributions_Linux/plf/mandriva/2009.1/non-free/release/binary/i586
# urpmi gstreamer0.10-lame
# urpmi.removemedia plff && urpmi.removemedia plfnf
After shutting down / restarting SoundJuicer, you will be able to rip MP3 files.

Note, if you have deleted the profiles before reading this, simply follow these steps:
  • Open the Configuration Editor, which you will find under Configuration Preferences
  • Navigate down the tree on the left to get to: "/system/gstreamer/0.10/audio/global"
  • Right Click on the 'profile_list' entry
  • Select 'Unset Key'
Pictures

Note that even thoughSoundJuicer has found an album art picture, it does not store this inside the MP3 file, along with its tags. If you want the pictures inserted, you need another application - I download the images from Amazon, and use easytag to embed them.

File Paths and Naming

I don't like the default file-naming, I prefer my files to be named aaa - nn_ttttt with album name, track number and track title. There is no option for this in SoundJuicer, however, if you run the ConfgurationEditor, you can change the file_pattern to:
%at - %tN_%tt
I also prefer my songs to be stored in Genre directories, i.e. genre/artist/aaa - nn_ttttt, but SoundJuicer does not have a variable for the Genre, so Ill have to live with manually moving these files about after the event!

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