Sound Juicer

Sound Juicer is a clean, mean, and lean CD ripper for GNOME 2.

It sports a clean interface and simple preferences, aiming to do The Right Thing and What You Mean all of the time. It requires GNOME and GStreamer.

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Download

Latest download: sound-juicer-2.28.1.tar.bz2.

Bugs can be reported at http://bugzilla.gnome.org/. View the list of currently open bugs.

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15:39 Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 [#] [/computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "Look In The Stars And Search For The Answer" 2.13.3

Sound Juicer "Look In The Stars And Search For The Answer" 2.13.3 is out. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers. Only one change here:

Thanks to Tim-Philipp Mueller and James Livingston for helping me here. This needs lots of testing, there are bound to be many regressions that need hunting and fixing. Everyone grab it now!

21:16 Saturday, 18 Feb 2012 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "Down The Middle Drops One More Grain Of Sand" 2.12.0

Sound Juicer "Down The Middle Drops One More Grain Of Sand" 2.12.0 is out. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers. Very few changes since 2.11.x:

But plenty of changes for people who haven't used 2.11 including CD playback, threaded extraction, uses gnome-vfs to write the songs, and genre support.

Thanks to the ever-working translators: Danilo Šegan (sr), Mohammad Damt (id), Clytie Siddall (vi), Jean-Michel Ardantz (fr), Michiel Sikkes (nl), Roozbeh Pournader (fa).

21:15 Saturday, 18 Feb 2012 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "Cover Me!" 0.5.15

Sound Juicer "Bust The Meter" 0.5.15 is available -- download the tarball here. Debian packages available in my repository and are in the upload queue as usual.

NP: Two Pages, 4 Hero

21:15 Saturday, 18 Feb 2012 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "I Got Nobody On My Side And Surely That Ain't Right" 2.28.1

Sound Juicer "I Got Nobody On My Side And Surely That Ain't Right" 2.28.1 has been released. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers. Props to Bastien for doing most of the work here.

Bastien originally called this release Not the maintainer, lalala, plug ears but we all know he is, right?

15:43 Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "And It Ain't Even 9 In The Morning, Sorry I'm Late" 2.28.0

Sound Juicer "And It Ain't Even 9 In The Morning, Sorry I'm Late" 2.28.0 has been released. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers. Very little in the 2.27 cycle...

Did I mention that SJ could really do with a dedicated (co)maintainer?

20:54 Tuesday, 22 Sep 2009 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "Bonnie and Clyde" 2.26.1

Sound Juicer "Bonnie and Clyde" 2.26.1 has been released. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers. Some crashes have been fixes:

Finally, a call for someone with deep LAME knowledge. The GStreamer LAME element is, well, lame because it sets a number of properties to default values that make it very difficult for LAME to work well. Someone who understands how all of the LAME settings operate needs to sit down, vet the settings and remove the pointless ones, unset most of the rest, leaving the 'preset' setting as the only one which has a default value. At the moment there are many contradictory default settings which mean LAME produces rather badly encoded files. Any takers?

11:04 Friday, 10 Apr 2009 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "Don't Go Back To Dalston" 2.26.0

Sound Juicer "Don't Go Back To Dalston" 2.26.0 has been released. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers. Only translation updates this time, sorry.

15:55 Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "I Call Out To You And You Don't Save Me?" 2.25.3

Sound Juicer "I Call Out To You And You Don't Save Me?" 2.25.3 has been released. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers. I actually did some coding this time!

16:48 Friday, 13 Feb 2009 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "I Should Be Crying, But I Just Can't Let It Show" 2.25.2

Sound Juicer "I Should Be Crying, But I Just Can't Let It Show" 2.25.2 has been released. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers.

13:22 Tuesday, 03 Feb 2009 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "Old Man Take A Look At My Life" 2.25.1

Sound Juicer "Old Man Take A Look At My Life" 2.25.1 has been released. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers. Everyone's favourite Frockney did a huge amount of work on this, and I'm still talking to him after he admitted that the master plan is to replace Sound Juicer with Rhythmbox in Fedora!

21:33 Tuesday, 04 Nov 2008 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "Why Should You Know Better By Now" 2.24.0

Sound Juicer "Why Should You Know Better By Now" 2.24.0 has been released. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers.

13:41 Sunday, 21 Sep 2008 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "Stab Stab Stab! This Is More Than A Message" 2.23.3

Sound Juicer "Stab Stab Stab! This Is More Than A Message" 2.23.3 has been released. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers.

11:01 Monday, 08 Sep 2008 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "I Don't Know What You Heard But It's Mandatory" 2.23.2

Sound Juicer "I Don't Know What You Heard But It's Mandatory" 2.23.2 has been released. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers. Lots of fixes from the Amazing Matthew Martin:

14:59 Monday, 18 Aug 2008 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "We're Singing In Tune But Now It's Over" 2.23.1

Sound Juicer "We're Singing In Tune But Now It's Over" 2.23.1 has been released. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers. Nothing that amazing here, sorry:

20:33 Monday, 04 Aug 2008 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "Harder Now With Higher Speed" 2.23.0

Sound Juicer "Harder Now With Higher Speed" 2.23.0 has finally been released.. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers. Hot new features!

I really need some heavy testing on the GIO rewrite, so please try and extract tracks to as many different targets as possible. Although I expect confirmation that using an unmounted remote location currently fails, it should be possible to use this to write to Samba, OBEX-FTP, and so on.

13:34 Thursday, 05 Jun 2008 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "Died To Make This Sound" 2.22.0

Sound Juicer "Died To Make This Sound" 2.22.0 is available now. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers. Last minute fixes, cleanups, and translations abound!

Thanks to everyone who helped with Sound Juicer 2.22, there has been a huge influx of new contributors thanks to the GHOP and gnome-love projects.

08:36 Monday, 10 Mar 2008 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "Drop The Empty Pursuit Of Props" 2.21.92

Sound Juicer "Drop The Empty Pursuit Of Props" 2.21.92 is available now. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers. Just small fixes now:

15:36 Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Can I Get A Replicator?

There is a Sound Juicer bug which has been reported in 2.20 and 2.21, where changing the album artist name doesn't change the name that is used when creating directories (link to bug). Thinking about the code this is very strange, and I can't replicate it myself, so I have to ask the Planets. Has anyone else seen this, or can they replicate this?

NP: Workmen digging up my road the bastards, Thames Water (photo)

10:30 Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "Spent All Night Just Watching You" 2.21.91

Sound Juicer "Spent All Night Just Watching You" 2.21.91 is available now. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers. A few features, before we hit the deep freeze.

09:28 Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "It's Deeper Than The Darkest Sea" 2.21.3

Sound Juicer "It's Deeper Than The Darkest Sea" 2.21.3 is available now. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers. More hot features!

10:48 Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "Now There's Emptiness In My Bed" 2.21.2

Sound Juicer "Now There's Emptiness In My Bed" 2.21.2 is available now. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers. Again, the response from the gnome-love and GHOP tasks has been great, and there is a lot new in this release.

20:56 Sunday, 13 Jan 2008 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer Loving

Over Christmas a load of gnome-love bugs in Sound Juicer were closed thanks to some wonderful people, so to keep people's interest (and try and gain some serious co-maintainers) I've gone through the bug list and marked more gnome-love bugs. There are thirteen bugs marked now, all of which should be no more than a few hours work each, making them perfect fodder for anyone who wants to get more experience with GNOME programming.

NP: Bag Lady (Dune DnB Remix), Erykah Badu

21:36 Wednesday, 02 Jan 2008 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "Esoteric Quotes, Most Frightening" 2.21.1

Sound Juicer "Esoteric Quotes, Most Frightening" 2.21.1 is available now. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers. Special thanks to the wonderful people who worked on a few bugs I tagged as gnome-love, and Carl-Anton for working on the SJ GHOP task!

16:33 Tuesday, 01 Jan 2008 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "Sound Sculptures In Space" 2.21.0

Sound Juicer "Sound Sculptures In Space" 2.21.0 is finally out. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers.

10:20 Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "Tiredness Fuels Empty Thoughts" 2.20.1

Sound Juicer "Tiredness Fuels Empty Thoughts" 2.20.1 is out. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers. Hopefully this fixes the common crashes that people are seeing, if it does then I'll backport the fixed to 2.16 so that more distributions can release updated packages.

NP: Aerial, Kate Bush

15:30 Sunday, 14 Oct 2007 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "The Best Blue Is Through The Trees" 2.20.0

Sound Juicer "The Best Blue Is Through The Trees" 2.20.0 is out. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers.

Also thanks to the tireless translation team: Djihed Afifi (ar), Ihar Hrachyshka (be), Alexander Shopov (bg), Runa Bhattacharjee (bn_IN), Jordi Mallach (ca), Ask Hjorth Larsen (da), Hendrik Richter (de), Tshewang Norbu (dz), Kostas Papadimas (el), David Lodge (en_GB), Jorge González (es), Ivar Smolin (et), Iñaki Larrañaga Murgoitio (eu), Ilkka Tuohela (fi), Christophe Benz (fr), Ignacio Casal Quinteiro (gl), Ankit Patel (gu), Eyal Mamo (he), Gabor Kelemen (hu), Francesco Marletta (it), Takeshi AIHANA (ja), Young-Ho Cha (ko), Erdal Ronahi (ku), Žygimantas Beručka (lt), Raivis Dejus (lv), Arangel Angov (mk), Kjartan Maraas (nb), Wouter Bolsterlee (nl), Tomasz Dominikowski (pl), Og Maciel (pt_BR), Duarte Loreto (pt), Mugurel Tudor (ro), Nickolay V. Shmyrev (ru), Danishka Navin (si), Matic Žgur (sl), Elian Myftiu (sq), Милош Поповић (sr), Daniel Nylander (sv), Dr.T.Vasudevan (ta), Theppitak Karoonboonyanan (th), Baris Cicek (tr), Maxim Dziumanenko (uk), Clytie Siddall (vi), Funda Wang (zh_CN), Chao-Hsiung Liao (zh_HK, zh_TW).

10:39 Monday, 17 Sep 2007 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "G D M F S O B" 2.19.3

Sound Juicer "G D M F S O B" 2.19.3 is out. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers.

10:48 Monday, 13 Aug 2007 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer Love Hour

Does anyone fancy hacking for an hour on a neat little feature for Sound Juicer, as a way of learning the code base a little? This shouldn't take more than an hour or so, and would be good for the world.

When Musicbrainz can't find the track listing for a CD, it automatically queries FreeDB and will attempt to return something from the garbled nonsense that FreeDB generally contains. The user cannot tell the difference, unless they notice that the track listings are badly formatted, the album artist is incorrect, or the encoding is wrong. The user will not notice any trivial issues, fix any obvious problems and then rip the CD, or just give up now if the encoding is wrong.

This is bad.

What should happen is that Sound Juicer should subtly point out to the user if the data is proxied from FreeDB, so that they can import it into MusicBrainz where more data can be added and verified. What I'd like to see is a little pane appear if a CD is from FreeDB (SJ knows this already) with a link to the relevant import URL, so the user can quickly import it once for the benefit of everyone else who rips the album in the future.

Does anyone fancy hacking this? As I said, it sounds like an hour of coding for someone who can code GTK+ but hasn't touched SJ before.

NP: This Book Is About Words, Ahmad Szabo

14:30 Wednesday, 20 Jun 2007 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "Little Bit Of Your Song In My Ear" 2.19.2

Sound Juicer "Little Bit Of Your Song In My Ear" 2.19.2is out. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers.

10:50 Monday, 18 Jun 2007 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer Refactor: Testers Wanted

I've been slowly refactoring bits of Sound Juicer to make it more manageable and in the end usable with plugins, and I'm ready to commit a chunk of refactoring back into Subversion. However before I do so I'd appreciate it if some others would test the changes. The changes are in this Bazaar repository, branch, build and use it like you would any other Sound Juicer release.

I've refactored the track store and view into separate objects, which meant that the spagehtti code that held the UI together had to be rewritten. I think I tested all of the cases, but if someone could give it a go, and check that the buttons are correctly enabled and disabled as you select tracks, that the sorting is correct and so on, I'd be very happy. Thanks!

NP: Live EP, Bonobo

18:00 Monday, 04 Jun 2007 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "From a Council Flat Paying Higher Rate Tax" 2.19.1

Sound Juicer "From a Council Flat Paying Higher Rate Tax" 2.19.1 is out. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers. Brown paper bag release to fix not one but two bugs causing SJ to not start.

11:50 Monday, 14 May 2007 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "Nikki's Growing A Patch Out In The Backyard" 2.19.0

Sound Juicer "Nikki's Growing A Patch Out In The Backyard" 2.19.0 is out. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers. This is the first release in the 2.19.x development series, after I failed to do anything useful in 2.17.x...

12:37 Sunday, 13 May 2007 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "Let's Kill First The Banker" 2.16.3

Sound Juicer "Let's Kill First The Banker" 2.16.3 is out. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers. Loads of fixes!

13:59 Monday, 29 Jan 2007 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "Wish I Could Stop You From Talking" 2.16.2

Sound Juicer "Wish I Could Stop You From Talking" 2.16.2 is out. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers. Loads of fixes!

13:58 Sunday, 19 Nov 2006 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer Bazaar Mirror

If anyone out there fancies hacking on Sound Juicer (hint hint) to tackle the large number of feature requests in Bugzilla (hint hint), then its just become easier if you don't have a GNOME CVS committer account: Launchpad now mirrors the Sound Juicer module into a Bazaar (bzr-ng) repository. To grab it, simply do:

bzr branch http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~vcs-imports/sound-juicer/main my-sj

When that finishes, you'll have a branch of the SJ module called my-sj, which you can edit, commit, and otherwise hack on as you want, and you can either easily generate diffs for submitting into Bugzilla, or publish the branch online.

18:45 Sunday, 22 Oct 2006 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "Now Every Fool In Town" 2.16.1

Sound Juicer "Now Every Fool In Town" 2.16.1 is out. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers. Just a couple of fixes:

NP: Mad Season, Matchbox 20

16:51 Sunday, 01 Oct 2006 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "Hollywood Sending Signals Of Destruction" 2.16.0

Sound Juicer "Hollywood Sending Signals Of Destruction" 2.16.0 is out. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers.

There are not a lot of interesting features in this compared to 2.14, sorry!

21:09 Monday, 04 Sep 2006 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "Don't Blow Those Brains Yet" 2.15.5.1

Sound Juicer "Don't Blow Those Brains Yet" 2.15.5.1 is out. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers. Hmm, I've done very little here, and there are 91 open bugs in Bugzilla. This sucks.

Update: 2.15.5.1 is released, with a tarball that will configure.

21:12 Sunday, 20 Aug 2006 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)

Sound Juicer "I Need A Little Love To Ease The Pain" 2.14.5

Sound Juicer "I Need A Little Love To Ease The Pain" 2.14.5 is out. Tarballs are available on burtonini.com, or from the GNOME FTP servers. This releases rolls in the bug fixes from 2.15.4:

15:38 Monday, 24 Jul 2006 [#] [computers/sound-juicer] ( comments)