Projects / ova


ova is a convenient console frontend for ripping CDs and encoding MP3 and wave files to the Ogg Vorbis format. It is also able to query the CDDB given a CD (or saved CD discid) or several MP3/Ogg Vorbis/wave files (very useful for downloaded albums). Ogg Vorbis files can be tagged and renamed according to elaborate patterns.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  26 Sep 2005 14:57

    Release Notes: A new script, ova-hardlink, and a front-end to it for ova were added. It makes hard links for a given albums or all albums. This allows you to have several different paths to music files while using little additional disk space, and gives a very useful way to find albums in the music archive.

    •  29 Aug 2005 16:14

      Release Notes: Support was added for CDDB protocol level 6. The install script won't overwrite existing configuration files, and instead installs new files (if different) to New scripts include ova-sed (processes a given .ogg file's comments with sed), ova-lint (checks for files with missing tags and for missing tracks in the middle of albums), and ova-cue2offsets (converts a cue sheet to an offsets file readable by tracksplit). The tracksplit program has been enhanced to support seeking (--seek=FRAMES) in the input file.

      •  24 Dec 2003 22:18

        Release Notes: The encoder handles QUIT as abort when current jobs finish. It will also do nothing if the queue is already empty, and will now display total decoded/encoded playlength progress. The ripper has correct detection of already ripped, encoded, identified, tagged, and relocated tracks.

        •  20 Dec 2003 19:56

          Release Notes: Quite a lot of minor bugs were fixed.

          •  16 Dec 2003 00:16

            Release Notes: The encoding interface has been improved. A couple of bugs have been fixed.


            Project Spotlight


            A Fluent OpenStack client API for Java.


            Project Spotlight

            TurnKey TWiki Appliance

            A TWiki appliance that is easy to use and lightweight.