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Music from your favourite CDs for N900

21 March 2010Entry by

Recently I received very nice present from very important person. She knew that I will be happy to get newest album of my favourite bassist Wojtek Pilichowski. Unfortunately my N900 doesn’t have a CD player ;), so I need to rip it (as many times before) to media files understandable by my portable player.

Sound Juicer - CD ripper for Linux

Sound Juicer - CD ripper for Linux

Under Linux there are a lot of CD rippers, but I use the one that seems to be default for Ubuntu – Sound Juicer, it has few profiles to choose, including loseless flac files. Good thing about this software is that it reads additional CD data like artist name and titles for all the tracks and album, which makes one step of tagging files less, but it also has option to download tags from MusicBrainz. Actually just after this simple process my mp3s are ready, waiting in music directory to upload to the N900.

CDEx - CD ripper for Windows

CDEx - CD ripper for Windows

When I use Windows computer I use CDEx, free for non-commercial use. It’s highly configurable but still you can use it out-of-the-box. It’s enough just to click and wait for results. It’s good to check preferences to see where files will go, for me it was ‘C:\Program Files\CDEx\my music’ directory. It also has ability to read additional data or to download tags from CDDB, so there shouldn’t be any problem with tags for your music files.

N900 Media Player - mp3 from Sound Juicer

N900 Media Player - mp3 from Sound Juicer

And practically it’s finished, it doesn’t matter if you have personal PC with Windows or Linux, you can freely play your new music on your N900.

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