Long-form Essays and Reviews
I’ve written the following programs to help you obtain accurate rips of your classical CDs; to tag the resulting digital files accurately and effectively; to periodically check those files to ensure their continuing integrity and accuracy; and to be able to convert back and forth between files using different audio codecs (for example, to convert a FLAC into an MP3). All these ‘programs’ are really just shell scripts, so their contents can be examined before running them, in case you don’t trust me! All are intended for use on Linux, though all except the CD Ripper can be run on Windows via Cygwin. Click on each link to obtain the relevant script and to see an article explaining the use of each one.
Classical CD Ripper – accurate, command-line Audio CD ripper
Classical CD Tagger – command-line utility to tag ripped audio files with appropriate metadata
Dizwell Tag Cleaner – command-line utility to clean up the metadata tags associated with FLAC audio files
Absolutely Baching FLAC Checker – command-line utility to check that a FLAC file hasn’t become corrupted over time
- Absolutely Baching Universal Audio Converter – command-line utility to convert audio files into various formats
Running Music-related Software on Windows
- All the scripts mentioned above as being ‘intended for Linux’ can be run successfully on a Windows 10 PC, too. This article explains what’s involved.