Burning CDs from the command line

I needed to burn some files to a CD recently and had to go through some searching and trial-and-error before finding the right tools and options, so here goes what I turned out to use, for future reference: to build the ISO: mkisofs -o <image.iso> -V <volume-label> -l -J -joliet-long -R <directory> This enables the […]

Precision audio ripping with abcde

I was recently offered a pair of AKG K702 cans, and decided to make sure my audio sources were up to par. This prompted me to re-encode parts of my audio library using the lossless FLAC encoding, as opposed to WMA/MP3 192kbps earlier. I thus needed a ripper/encoder, and decided to go for abcde: $ […]