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Filed under: DAD,Hacking,Python — Thomas @ 21:47


Today was not a particularly good day - I woke up with a huge headache around 4, took a dafalgan, went back to bed, and woke up around 8:30, still with a headache. This sort of thing happens once in a while to me, though it happens a lot less since I reduced my disorganization stress a few years ago.

Anyways, that's not the point. On days like these, I can only do small incremental changes, which I guess is good for polishing. My brain doesn't let me do much more.

So, I finished some loose ends in my ripping code. Here's a file listing of a directory:

[gst-git] [thomas@ana trunk]$ ls -l Bloc\ Party\ -\ Silent\ Alarm
total 559364
-rw------- 1 thomas thomas 35797484 2009-05-15 16:25 00. Bloc Party - Hidden Track One Audio.wav
-rw------- 1 thomas thomas 46214492 2009-05-15 13:01 01. Bloc Party - Like Eating Glass.wav
-rw------- 1 thomas thomas 38838620 2009-05-15 13:02 02. Bloc Party - Helicopter.wav
-rw------- 1 thomas thomas 41531660 2009-05-15 13:03 03. Bloc Party - Positive Tension.wav
-rw------- 1 thomas thomas 35519948 2009-05-15 13:03 04. Bloc Party - Banquet.wav
-rw------- 1 thomas thomas 29480012 2009-05-15 13:04 05. Bloc Party - Blue Light.wav
-rw------- 1 thomas thomas 36928796 2009-05-15 13:05 06. Bloc Party - She's Hearing Voices.wav
-rw------- 1 thomas thomas 46854236 2009-05-15 13:06 07. Bloc Party - This Modern Love.wav
-rw------- 1 thomas thomas 37977788 2009-05-15 13:06 08. Bloc Party - The Pioneers.wav
-rw------- 1 thomas thomas 45809948 2009-05-15 13:07 09. Bloc Party - Price of Gasoline.wav
-rw------- 1 thomas thomas 41082428 2009-05-15 13:08 10. Bloc Party - So Here We Are.wav
-rw------- 1 thomas thomas 41846828 2009-05-15 13:08 11. Bloc Party - Luno.wav
-rw------- 1 thomas thomas 44151788 2009-05-15 13:09 12. Bloc Party - Plans.wav
-rw------- 1 thomas thomas 50010620 2009-05-15 13:10 13. Bloc Party - Compliments.wav
-rw-rw-r-- 1 thomas thomas 1769 2009-05-15 22:33 Bloc Party - Silent Alarm.cue
-rw-rw-r-- 1 thomas thomas 1002 2009-05-15 16:27 Bloc Party - Silent Alarm.m3u

Notice the first file - it's the hidden track one audio. The .cue file references it properly as well. The metadata is retrieved from MusicBrainz (that got added some night last week), and the files are named according to a template (I'm still not sure I like having the track number in my file names, but a certain site demands it). The files match the AccurateRip database, so this rip is basically as good as you can get with EAC. CDText and ISRC codes also get written to the .cue file (although this particular disc doesn't have CDText).

Things still left to be done, in no particular order:

  • write a command-line frontend
  • write a GUI
  • have the second step of the read-and-verify task encode directly to flac (or another lossless format)
  • write out a log file (involves interpreting cdparanoia's stderr-progress output, which looks a little tricky
  • add code to allow choosing a device
  • add some kind of config file so that, for each device (by name), an offset can be stored

That's quite enough for tonight. Hopefully I feel better tomorrow.


  1. I’ve been living with headaches for years till I finally noticed that they happen when I forget to eat.

    I’ve also noticed that having a headache makes me incapable of programming, but capable of small cleanups (provided the code I’m cleaning up has unit tests).

    Comment by Marius Gedminas — 2009-05-15 @ 23:09

  2. Instead of running cdparanoia, maybe you should consider using the library instead.

    Comment by Kurt Roeckx — 2009-05-18 @ 17:27

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