How to _easily_ encode a CD to MP3 using LAME with full tags?
August 29, 2012 7:16 PM Subscribe
How can I easily RIP a CD to MP3 using the LAME encoder, with full tags? I'm essentially looking for a LAME encoder that has the convenience and tagging abilities of iTunes.
posted by Drewstre to media & arts (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This may be revisiting an old question, but even after searching AskMeFi and the web in general, I have yet to find a satisfactory answer. How can I easily RIP a CD to MP3 using the LAME encoder, with full tags? I have tried using Foobar2000, and it's good, but a bit clunky, and it uses the FreeDB database, which I find... lacking. iTunes uses the Gracenote DB, which, while not perfect, is pretty good. I have a decent set of cans (they're probably better than my ears, at any rate), and have done some test RIPs, comparing iTunes' highest quality MP3, iTunes' Apple Lossless, and LAME's 320 CBR. I prefer LAME. Thanks to any and all advice.