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Original author(s)Robert Woodcock (original)
Developer(s)Steve McIntyre (current)
Stable release
2.9.2 / 2 August 2018; 4 months ago (2018-08-02)[1]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Operating systemUnix-like
Available inEnglish
TypeCD ripper

ABCDE (A Better CD Encoder) is a CD ripper for Linux and UNIX-like operating systems, operated entirely from the command line. The program can be run 'as is' or can run with command line switches or from a config file. It will query either FreeDB or MusicBrainz for the CD currently in the drive, display a list of possible matches to choose from, then optionally rip, encode, tag the files. The program can also optionally normalize, add replaygain information and create a playlist. As of version 2.6, ABCDE can rip to Vorbis, FLAC, MP3, Wav, and others.

ABCDE 2.7 has been released on June 18, 2015 with an extensive list of changes [2] including automated and semi-automated album art downloading.


  1. ^ "FrontPage". Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  2. ^ "[Abcde-users] abcde 2.7 release..." Retrieved 21 June 2015.

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