rip-utils is a comprehensive command line toolkit
for ripping, encoding, tagging, organizing,
compiling, and otherwise managing audio archives.
Each utility participates in a common framework
that allows commodity tools (such as file
browsers, multimedia players, and streaming
servers) to access your digital catalog simply and
effectively. A single command `ru rip` (tuned for
optimal quality using cdparanoia and LAME) drives
the ripping, encoding, and tagging process from
end to end. rip-utils also provides powerful
support for retrieving, modifying, comparing, and
submitting album information using freedb servers.