Shamless plug: check out my "Music-Meets-Physics" game, Tunescape, on Xbox Live.

Grip is a cd-player and cd-ripper for the Gnome desktop. It has the ripping capabilities of cdparanoia builtin, but can also use external rippers (such as cdda2wav). It also provides an automated frontend for MP3 (and other audio format) encoders, letting you take a disc and transform it easily straight into MP3s. Internet disc lookups are supported for retrieving track information from disc database servers.Grip works with DigitalDJ to provide a unified "computerized" version of your music collection.

Features

  • Full-featured CD player with a small screen footprint in "condensed" mode
  • Database lookup/submission to share track information over the net
  • HTTP proxy support for those behind firewalls
  • Loop, shuffle, and playlist modes
  • Ripping of single, multiple, or partial tracks
  • Encoding of ripped .wav files into MP3 files (as well support for OGG and FLAC)
  • Simultaneous rip and encode
  • Support for multiple encode processes on SMP machines
  • Adding ID3v1/v2 tags to MP3 files
  • Cooperating with DigitalDJ, my SQL-based MP3 jukebox

Screenshots

Here are some screenshots of Grip in operation:

This is what Grip looks like in the condensed, cd-player mode:

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