Rip Your Audio Files Down to Size with KAudioCreator

Written by James Gray, this article originally appeared in TUX Issue 1.

Audio CDs were a great step up from the 12 inch LP. You get more audio of better quality in less space. The only reall loss is you no longer have the nice 12 inch album covers to look at. So, great but can you do better than a CD? Well, the answer is yes and James tells you how.

When CDs were initially created a simple format was chosen to keep the cost of CD players low. Since then, however, technology has advanced substantially. That means that a compressed format can be used to store the information and the player can decode that information. The three formats talked about are MP3, Ogg Vorbis and FLAC.

Besides learning a bit about the formats so you can select which is right for you, James takes you through the steps to take your CD audio files and convert them into a more compact format.

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fyl - Sun, 2007-01-07 18:15.

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Audiocd:/ kioslave

At first I also used kaudiocreator, until I realized that the audiocd:/ kioslave in konqueror is much better. You configure it in the control center, and when you insert a cd you just hit alt+f2, type audiocd:/, and then are shown a bunch of directories. Just copy whichever files or folders you want and it encodes them on the fly.

Andrew (not verified) - M - , 2007-01-08 13:23.