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Install latest/beta of whipper

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sudo snap install whipper --beta

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whipper is only available on the unstable beta channel. It could break and change often.

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CD-DA ripper preferring accuracy over speed

Whipper is a Python 3 (3.6+) CD-DA ripper based on the morituri project (CDDA ripper for *nix systems aiming for accuracy over speed).


  • Detects correct read offset (in samples)
  • Detects whether ripped media is a CD-R
  • Has ability to defeat cache of drives
  • Performs Test & Copy rips
  • Verifies rip accuracy using the [AccurateRip database](http://www.accuraterip.com/)
  • Uses [MusicBrainz](https://musicbrainz.org/doc/About) for metadata lookup
  • Supports reading the [pre-emphasis](http://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Pre-emphasis) flag embedded into some CDs (and correctly tags the resulting rip) Currently whipper only reports the pre-emphasis flag value stored in the TOC
  • Detects and rips non digitally silent [Hidden Track One Audio](http://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=HTOA) (HTOA)
  • Provides batch ripping capabilities
  • Provides templates for file and directory naming
  • Supports lossless encoding of ripped audio tracks (FLAC)
  • Allows extensibility through external logger plugins

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Last updated
12 October 2020

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