abcde — A Better CD Encoder, still rocks the audio world
Originally Posted: October 21, 2011
Updated: October 21, 2021
I have always been an audiophile, not because of the love for technology or the chase of purity of sound.
Instead, I love music to the point where it needs to sound natural, complete and transparent to the point that you are enjoying the audio work and not worrying about “how good” the gear sounds.
While I have generally preferred to obtain my music in the more tangible formats such as CD, SACD, and Vinyl I have been working to convert my audio to digital format for portability. I prefer FLAC and OGG Vorbis over MP3 or AAC and ABCDE is the perfect tool to rip and encode my disks consistently and efficiently.
I have attached my abcde.conf file for reference for those who need a reference configuration file for high-quality FLAC and OGG, if you un-comment the MP3 line, this configuration file will also generate MP3 files along side.
If you would like to see the full file with comments, its available here abcde.conf with comments
This file contains bidirectional Unicode text that may be interpreted or compiled differently than what appears below. To review, open the file in an editor that reveals hidden Unicode characters.
Learn more about bidirectional Unicode characters
|# — don’t keep the source .wav files once done|
|# — set applications|
|# — define options|
|FLACOPTS=”-8 ‑f –replay-gain”|
|# — define the actions|
|# — define the locations|
|# define the types to create|