Technical Articles

Long-form Essays and Reviews


Music-related Software

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.

Running Music-related Software on Windows