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crip is a terminal-based ripper/encoder/tagger tool for creating Ogg Vorbis files (or MP3 files for crip 1.X) under Unix/Linux. It is well-suited for someone seeking to make a lot of Ogg/MP3 files from CDs and have them all properly labeled and professional-quality with a minimum of hassle.

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Recent releases

  •  24 Apr 2010 07:47

    Release Notes: The editfilenames script was fixed so that multiple instances can be run. The editcomment script no longer modifies (touches) the file if there are no changes to the tag. Other minor modifications were made.

    •  04 Apr 2003 11:49

      Release Notes: This version adds FLAC support, plus a number of bugfixes and minor changes.

      •  15 Feb 2003 14:20

        Release Notes: This release adds a CDDB submission feature, plus a couple of (very) minor bugfixes.

        •  10 Jan 2003 04:13

          Release Notes: Fixes for a couple of minor bugs and a few new features, including the ability to pull the title tag from CDDB or the filename, the ability to allow spaces in filenames (or not), and an additional included script for editting the Ogg tags after the crip makes them.

          •  08 Dec 2002 07:54

            Release Notes: This version includes further refinements of the questioning/interaction, refines and in some cases changes the command-line interface, and includes other numerous minor changes and enhancements.

            Recent comments

            09 May 2003 07:12 xscd

            I prefer crip to abcde

            For automated CD ripping, CD database lookup, and Ogg Vorbis encoding and tagging of audio, crip is more flexible, detailed and feautureful than abcde, which has a similar function and is also a fine program.

            Crip is an interactive command-line script (written in Perl) which makes the process of converting a lot of music CDs to ogg or mp3 files quick and easy, coordinating several programs (like cdparanoia and oggenc) to automate the process, but with a degree of interactivity and flexibility that allows one to customize the process in detail to suit oneself. Great program.

            03 Apr 2003 23:55 charnerd

            crip version 3.4 is released!
            Added support for FLAC and a few minor bugfixes. Check it out!

            15 Feb 2003 05:47 charnerd

            crip 3.3 released
            Hello Everyone,

            I've just released crip 3.3. The big new feature allows the user to submit/update CDDB info to once he is done typing in all of the information.
            I feel that this has the potential of making the world a significantly better place. ;-)


            09 Jan 2003 20:40 charnerd

            crip v3.2 released
            I added the last feature about a week ago and have been testing it ever since. This is a solid release, so enjoy...


            08 Dec 2002 01:31 charnerd

            Just released.
            Hello everybody.
            I just released crip v3.1 and I'm all out of features to implement. If there are any you'd like to see, or a change in the desired behavior of crip, or would like to report a bug, please e-mail me at Thanks!


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