So I made a music server out of an old computer and added 2 additional dvd drives to the one it had already and a sizeable spare hard drive to run the OS and store the music. I used a program called “abcde” to rip CDs to FLAC, OGG, and MP3 complete with metadata and cover art. :) I even found a way to launch the ripping process after inserting a CD. Fully automated until some obsure disc didn’t have any metadata to download. Those had to be manually edited before the ripping process began.

Here is the link to the abcde config and scripts on gitlab.

Simple code to launch the main program and one-liner to launch the starter script.

The rest are just scripts I made during the process to do things and thought to include them.

Specs for reference

  • Core2Quad Q9550
  • 4GB RAM
  • 500GB Seagate HDD

Keep the music playin… \m/