Audex
Utilities
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Description:

Audex is an audio grabber tool for CD-ROM drives based on KDE 4.

Audex creates profiles for LAME, OGG Vorbis (oggenc), FLAC, MP4/M4A/AAC (faac) and RIFF WAVE. Please install your favorite encoder.
Of course for WAVE no external encoder is needed!
Beyond you can define custom profile, which means, that audex works together with commmand line encoders in general.

You can define extensive filename schemes. Please take a look at the documentation on the Audex webpage to see what's possible.

Some features are:
* Extracting with CDDA Paranoia. So you have quite perfect audio quality.
* Extracting and encoding run parallel.
* Extensive filename schemes.
* Filename editing with local and remote CDDB/FreeDB database.
* Metadata correction tools like capitalize etc.
* Multi-profile ripping (with one commandline-encoder per profile).
* Fetch covers from the internet and store them in the database.
* Create playlists, cover and template-based-info files in target directory.
* Creates ripping and encoding protocols.
* Transfer files with KDE KIO-Slaves.

**IMPORTANT NOTE: As LAME still can't handle unicode characters correct, Audex uses since version 0.73 eyeD3 for tagging mp3 files, if available. It is highly recommended to install eye3D on your system if you create mp3 files with Audex! **
Last changelog:

9 years ago

Changelog 0.79 (Södertälje release)
* Only bugfix release.

mfraser

7 years ago

I've tried using the link to go to Audex's website, but it can't be found.

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Lanzi

7 years ago

I love audex, I use it every day... well, nearly every day ;-)
One really annoying thing:

If the cddb-Database doeas deliver the info, and no date is included, audex fills the field automatically with 2010, wich is for my huge collection in 99,9999999% wrong.
I would prefer an empty field!

Maybe a swith in the option:
"fill automnatically current date" yes/no would be a solution.

Thanks so far for the good work!

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marcomaniac

6 years ago

All I can say at this time: I think this is a "feature" of libkcddb. Audex uses libkcddb and can't recognize if "2010" is fetched from database or just set, because it has not been found.
But I'm going to have a closer look at this.

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Lanzi

6 years ago

Yes, that would be nice. Its kindo of awkward to have only new CDs ;-)

Thanks for your dedication!

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janet

7 years ago

Suddenly Audex does not recognize the CDs in my drives anymore, it always says "No CD in drive". Alas I don't know since when. The drives in the settings are ok. I'm using 0.72 beta 1 with KDE 4.4.5/Debian Sid. Any idea what I could do, where I could search for hints?

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marcomaniac

6 years ago

If the problem still exists with recent kde and 0.73 please make a bug report. Thank you so far.

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lst

7 years ago

There is a small bug in fetching cd covers: it works the first time, but the dialog is disabled after that, i.e., if you insert a second CD, no covers are fetched, no covers are displayed and also the context dialog (right mouse click) is not available. I had a quick look at the source code. Evtl. "fetching_cover_in_progress" is not correctly reset to false if it is started via "googleAuto" in "cddaheraderwidget.cpp" ? A fix would be great. Thanks for the great application!
- Lars

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mfraser

7 years ago

From what I have experienced, it only stops working when it can't find a CD cover.

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Lanzi

7 years ago

Covers are not always catched. Only a restart help.

Another cover matter:
If audex cannot find a cover, a click on search (google search) is not working.
This would be important!

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marcomaniac

6 years ago

Thank for reporting. I'm going to have a closer look at this problem for Audex 0.73 beta 2.

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Lanzi

6 years ago

Anytime :-)
Thanks for your work!!!

If you need someone to test a new function just mail me :-)

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google01103

7 years ago

Trying to create a new profile. First tried copying exist but it crashed when I clicked copy, then tried creating a new one but that crashed when i clicked ok to save.


ps - went to post on bugzill but Audex not listed

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google01103

7 years ago

just noticed that when I up'd to openSuse 11.3 there was no Audex update, so I'm running the rpm from 11.2 which might be the problem - so please ignore until I can determine if a real problem

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google01103

7 years ago

when I try compile I get same error as previou thread's poster /usr/src/packages/BUILD/audex/utils/upload.h:31:24: fatal error: KIO/MkdirJob: No such file or directory

supposed patch http://groups.google.com/group/linux.debian.bugs.dist/browse_thread/thread/ba09c013d6addc8e?pli=1

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google01103

7 years ago

after fixing the first error now getting

Building CXX object CMakeFiles/audex.dir/audex_automoc.o
In file included from /home/smiley/MyTemp/audex/build/../widgets/cddaheaderwidget.h:49:0,
from /home/smiley/MyTemp/audex/build/moc_cddaheaderwidget.cpp:10,
from /home/smiley/MyTemp/audex/build/audex_automoc.cpp:10:
/home/smiley/MyTemp/audex/models/cddamodel.h:243:3: error: ‘KCompactDisc::KCompactDisc’ names the constructor, not the type
make[2]: *** [CMakeFiles/audex.dir/audex_automoc.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [CMakeFiles/audex.dir/all] Error 2

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anjpr

7 years ago

I'm trying to install audex in PCLinux which does not come compiled for this distro. I get the following message. Any idea what this means?

/home/"username"/Programas y aplicaciones/audex/utils/upload.h:31:24: error: KIO/MkdirJob: No such file or directory
make[2]: *** [CMakeFiles/audex.dir/audex_automoc.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [CMakeFiles/audex.dir/all] Error 2
make: *** [all] Error 2

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anjpr

7 years ago

I'm trying to install audex in PCLinux which does not come compiled for this distro. I get the following message. Any idea what this means?

/home/"username"/Programas y aplicaciones/audex/utils/upload.h:31:24: error: KIO/MkdirJob: No such file or directory
make[2]: *** [CMakeFiles/audex.dir/audex_automoc.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [CMakeFiles/audex.dir/all] Error 2
make: *** [all] Error 2

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anjpr

7 years ago

I'm trying to install audex in PCLinux which does not come compiled for this distro. I get the following message. Any idea what this means?

/home/"username"/Programas y aplicaciones/audex/utils/upload.h:31:24: error: KIO/MkdirJob: No such file or directory
make[2]: *** [CMakeFiles/audex.dir/audex_automoc.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [CMakeFiles/audex.dir/all] Error 2
make: *** [all] Error 2

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anjpr

7 years ago

I'm trying to install audex in PCLinux which does not come compiled for this distro. I get the following message. Any idea what this means?

/home/"username"/Programas y aplicaciones/audex/utils/upload.h:31:24: error: KIO/MkdirJob: No such file or directory
make[2]: *** [CMakeFiles/audex.dir/audex_automoc.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [CMakeFiles/audex.dir/all] Error 2
make: *** [all] Error 2

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leonc

7 years ago

I am using 2.6.33.5-124.fc13.x86_64
Having just found this program it would be ideal for me. I usually rip to flac or mp3 with k3b but recently it started crashing around last track. Now using Audex 0.72beta1 I get the pop up quite often about drive reading slow etc and then it may continue or sometimes it crashes If I terminate and try again it finishes the job. I can see no problem with the CDs, no scratches etc.
I am putting it down to Fedora's/ Kde multimedia (fedora has never been good with multimedia as far as I experienced) issues but I don't know.
I also have 2 drives but can only access sr0.

By the way any idea when next upgrade will come out?

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leonc

7 years ago

A little update - if I let the message popup stay and not answer yes or no it seems to finish ripping and I believe all tracks are ok. If I hit 'yes' to continue I get an error, then I restart and rip again and the program continues from the track it stopped at.

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kevin01123

7 years ago

If this application could generate cue and log files, it would be perfect. As it stands, rubyripper is the best ripping tool for linux as of now, and it's a GTK application. I'd much rather use this for creating rips in my KDE environment.

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germ

7 years ago

Great little app. I can't believe I just found it.

Any news on 0.80?

Thanks. :)

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gzu

7 years ago

Hi

Does Audex save to a local database/file after a CDDB lookup so it doesn't have to have an internet connection for track info on a subsequent ripping?
It appears that it does a lookup every time.

Thanks,

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torturedutopian

7 years ago

Well, I installed Audex 0.71 beta 5 on Kubuntu Karmic with KDE SC 4.4.0.

It crashes instantly after defining a new profile (the new profile isn't saved).

Maybe this is already fixed as this version is from the Karmic repositories :) Otherwise, I can provide a debug log !

Cheers & thanks for this very cool app ! (is it meant to replace kaudiocdcreator ?)

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9 years ago

Changelog 0.79 (Södertälje release)
* Only bugfix release.

File (click to download) Version Description Filetype Packagetype License Downloads Date Filesize OCS-Install DL
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