Asunder – Graphical audio CD ripper and encoder

Asunder is a graphical Audio CD ripper and encoder for Linux. You can use it to save tracks from an Audio CD as any of WAV, MP3, OGG, FLAC, WavPack, Musepack, AAC, and Monkey's Audio files.


* Can save audio tracks as WAV, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Wavpack, Musepack, AAC, and Monkey's audio files
* Uses CDDB to name and tag each track
* Creates M3U playlists
* Can encode to multiple formats in one session
* Simultaneous rip and encode
* Allows for each track to be by a different artist
* Does not require a specific desktop environment

Install Asunder in Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install asunder


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13 thoughts on “Asunder – Graphical audio CD ripper and encoder

  1. RubyRipper is a bit more work but its well worth it. Uses CD Paranoia to do the ripping and supports encoding to multiple file types if needed.


  2. If ripping a CD to MP3 files, are there OSS programs that will embed the cover art during the encoding process?


  3. I use Asunder because the software that (used to be?) was default (SoundJuicer, I believe) would crash if there were no track titles.


  4. I use Asunder because the software that (used to be?) was default (SoundJuicer, I believe) would crash if there were no track titles.


  5. My experience has been that CDParanoia based rippers like Ruby Ripper are very slow, due to the considerable error checking they do. That’s not a bad thing, but if you are ripping your entire CD collection like I just did it makes a big difference. At first, I thought my little ASUS eeePC 704 with it’s Atom 1.6 processor was locked up. Probably, more powerful computers suffer less, but all that error checking is bound to slow things up.

    I don’t recall how Ruby Ripper compares, but I found that Asunder does a better job of finding track information than most. I have a lot of obscure CD’s. There are a lot of “Indie” releases by local bands, and Asunder found the data for them all.


  6. Well, for what it’s worth and for whoever is surfing for a ripper, I just installed Asunder from the Software Center on Ubuntu 10.10 RC and it works PERFECTLY! I know that the software is no longer supported, but after ripping a half dozen discs and checking them out, I hope it never changes and will always be available. It’s very easy to use. In addition, I can choose between VBR and CBR for MP3’s, and choose the bitrate all the way up to 320. This is the best ripper for Ubuntu I’ve ever tried.


  7. OOPS! My error. The software IS still supported. (I based the info on the Asunder website “News” page seeing the last entry was in 2007.) Rock On!


  8. More and more I am tring to move into Ubuntu and it does just about everything I want. One thing I am missing is in iTunes you have the ability to merge tracks as it imported. I have some sermons and other talks that I would like as one MP3 and not 20 small tracks. Can Ruby Ripper or Asunder do that? Is there another product you would recommend?

    Thanks for any input


  9. John says:
    > I have some sermons

    a) ask your God for a miracle
    b) use the ‘cat’ command

    What’s Ubuntu? U’r probably using Linux.


  10. I’m completely lost . I have a eMac – Will asunder work on a eMac OS 10.5.8. If so, how do I make it work? I’ve downloded the app but ther doesn’t seem to be a global install.

    I want a simple ripper so that I can rip just a chunk of audio from a cd. Would also like to rip a section of audio from DVD


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