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For the Heaven Shall Burn album, see Asunder (album).
A screenshot of Asunder
Original author(s) Andrew Smith
Stable release 2.5 / March 12, 2014; 5 months ago (2014-03-12)
Written in C
Operating system Linux, BSD
Type CD ripper
License GNU GPL v2

Asunder (as in the expression "to rip asunder") is a GTK+-based CD-ripping program that works on Linux. It doesn't have dependencies for GNOME libraries.

The first version was released in January 2005, after that development stopped, and restarted again in the Summer of 2007. Asunder is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License,[1] and is thus free software.


  • Can save audio tracks as WAV, MP3, OGG, FLAC, Opus, WavPack, Musepack, AAC, and Monkey's Audio files
  • Uses CDDB to name and tag each track
  • Creates M3U playlists
  • Encoding to multiple formats in one session
  • Simultaneous rip and encode

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