Grip is a free Compact Disc player and CD ripper within the GNOME project.
Development began in 1998SourceForge.net free and open-source software website on March 17, 2000. Pre-compiled binaries are available for RPM Linux distributions. The software is rather similar to Audiograbber on Windows - without sound card capture feature; it is fast, light, easy to compile and it does well what it is intended to do.
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Grip uses a selection of encoders, including cdparanoia. The current official GNOME ripper is Sound Juicer.
- Full-featured CD player with a small screen footprint in "condensed" mode
- Database lookup/submission to share track information over the net
- HTTP proxy support for those behind firewalls
- Loop, shuffle, and playlist modes
- Ripping of single, multiple, or partial tracks
- Encoding of ripped .wav files into Ogg Vorbis, MP3 or FLAC files.
- Simultaneous rip and encode
- Support for multiple encode processes on SMP machines
- Adding ID3v1/v2 tags to MP3 files after encoded
- Cooperating with DigitalDJ, a MySQL-based MP3 jukebox