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Ripping CDs

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XBMC has integrated Audio-CD (CDDA) ripping functionality. In order to use this feature, first configure the CD ripping settings (to set which encoder quality to use and where to store the files). To Rip the entire CD, highlight the Audio CD from the My Music root listing and choose Rip Audio CD from the context menu. To rip a single track, enter the Audio CD, highlight the desired track, and choose Rip Audio Track from the context menu.

XBMC will automatically download the album-information (via freedb.org CDDB) and update the ID3-tags with the proper information.

CD ripping settings

Setting Description Setting level
Audio CD insert action
Lookup audio CD track names from freedb.org This will read the information belonging to a inserted audio CD from an internet database. Thus every song will get its correct name and artist displayed.
Saved music folder This option defines the location on your hard drive that ripped tracks will be saved to.
Track naming template Controls the way that your ripped songs will be named. For a list of options that can be used, see Tags Available for Audio Files
Encoder This option defines which audio encoder to use when ripping.
This option defines in which quality you want to rip your files.
This option defines which bitrate to use for the specified audio encoder for audio compression.
-Compression level
For FLAC define compression level, default 5
Eject CDs when ripping is complete You'll never guess what this does.

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