Daphile ~ Client Server Audio System


The Daphile is the heart of a digital music system. Its primary focus is in storage and playback of your digital music library. It enables the best possible audio quality and future-proof flexibility by providing plug&play support for USB connected digital-to-analog converters (DAC). You can easily setup a multi-zone system just by connecting another USB DAC for each zone.

Features:

  • Headless music server OS
  • Bitperfect and gapless playback
  • Extensive audio format support
  • Native DSD playback up to DSD512
  • PCM resolutions up to 384kHz/24bit
  • High quality audio resampling including PCM to DSD conversion
  • Convolution filtering for DRC and equalizer
  • “Play from RAM” to minimize CPU load and disk activity during playback
  • Automatic audio device configuration with multiplayer support
  • CD ripping with AccurateRip™ verification, automatic metadata tagging and cover art
  • Supports external file servers as music source
  • Easy configuration and installation through the web interface
  • WiFi hotspot support (if compatible hardware exists)
  • Software update via web interface
  • Network-attached storage (NAS) service
  • Whole system included in about 200MB ISO-file

Daphile is based on the open source Squeezebox Server, Squeezelite and Linux.
Since Daphile is used and configured completely via the web interface the user is not required to have any Linux skills.

www.daphile.com

cyanrip ~ Accurate & Secure Ripper


Fully featured CD ripping program able to take out most of the tedium. Fully accurate, has advanced features most rippers don’t, yet has no bloat and is cross-platform.

Features:

https://github.com/cyanreg/cyanrip

mktoc ~ Generate cdrdao TOC Files


Mktoc simplifies the steps needed to create audio CD TOC files for the cdrdao CD burning program. For users familiar with EAC or CdrWin, TOC files are synonymous with CUE sheets. The primary goal of mktoc is to create TOC files using a previously generated CUE sheet.

Features:

  • Create a TOC file from a list of WAV files.
  • Convert an ExactAudioCopy (EAC) CUE file to the TOC format that is usable by cdrdao.
  • Multi-session aware CUE parsing, necessary for making CDDB and AccurateRip matchable discs.
  • Non-compliant CUE sheet support.
  • Support for various pregap methods.
  • Can create offset corrected WAV files for true ‘bit-for-bit’ accurate copies.
  • Fuzzy file name logic can correct common file name spelling variations.
  • Workaround known TOC file parsing bugs in cdrdao.

pypi.org/project/mktoc
pythonhosted.org/mktoc

foo_verifier ~ Foobar Audio File Verifier


Checks specified media files for decoding errors. Note that with most formats, its accuracy is limited to detecting errors that abort the decoding process.

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Website
Documentation

After installing this Foobar plugin, you’ll have two new menu choices under the right mouse click context menu: Utilities > Verify integrity and Utilities > Verify album with Accuraterip

It’s also possible to see more information if you go to File > Preferences > Advanced > Tools > File Integrity Verifier and enable Verbose AccurateRip Output

CUETools ~ CD .cue File Utility & Transcoder


CUETools is a tool for lossless audio/CUE sheet format conversion. The goal is to make sure the entire album image is preserved accurately. A lossless disc image must be lossless not only in preserving contents of the audio tracks, but also in preserving gaps and CUE sheet contents. Many applications lose vital information upon conversion, and don’t support all possible CUE sheet styles. For example, foobar2000 loses disc pre-gap information when converting an album image, and doesn’t support gaps appended (noncompliant) CUE sheets.

CUETools215

cue.tools/wiki/Main_Page
cue.tools/wiki/CUETools
cue.tools/wiki/CUETools_Download
cue.tools/wiki/Category:CUETools_Guides
hydrogenaud.io/index.php?board=74.0

EAC ~ Archiving CDs Losslessly


Exact Audio Copy, also known as EAC is often used to create an exact copy of a CD which can be stored in a digital media archive or audio library. The goal is to preserve all information from a CD, such that the CD can be recreated from an archive and / or is playable from an audio library.  With EAC, the original audio files and a .cue file, an exact copy can be reburnt back onto a CDR; and with FLAC files, a compressed lossless music library may be built. Creating an individual folder which contains the album’s compressed audio files and a cue file is done via the following method:

  1. Open EAC and select the FLAC encoder
  2. Insert the CD you wish to archive
  3. If using the freedb or CTDB plugins, select the correct cover art
  4. You may also add lyrics to each track at this point
  5. Verify that the downloaded information is complete and correct
  6. Convert all CD information to title case
    Ripping - Upper All First Characters - Cropped
  7. Remove any extra spaces
    Ripping - Remove Unwanted Spaces - Cropped
  8. Detect the CD’s gaps
    Ripping - Action - Detect Gaps
  9. Create the cue sheet and album folders
    Ripping - Create Cue Sheet - Current Gap Settings
  10. Rip the CD in Burst Mode, which creates the individual audio files
    ripping to FLAC
  11. Switch to Secure Mode and re-rip tracks any tracks that did not rip accurately

This process also creates an EAC log file in the same folder.

Determining Which EAC Gap Detection Method To Use:
hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,115657.msg954261.html#msg954261
Sources:
wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=EAC_Lossless_Backup
wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=EAC_Configuration_Wizard
dbpoweramp.com/spoons-audio-guide-cd-ripping.htm

CUERipper ~ Open Source PC CD Ripper


CUERipper is an utility for extracting digital audio from CDs, and an open-source alternative to EAC. It has a lot fewer configuration options, so it’s somewhat easier to use, and is included in CUETools package.

Supports AccurateRip, CTDB, freeDB and MusicBrainz

Website
Download
Guides
Hydrogen Audio Discussion

CUETools ~ Lossless Audio / CUE Sheet Conversion


The goal is to make sure the album image is preserved accurately. A lossless disc image must be lossless not only in preserving contents of the audio tracks, but also in preserving gaps and CUE sheet contents. Many applications lose vital information upon conversion, and don’t support all possible CUE sheet styles.

Supports AccurateRip

cuetools.net
Download
CueTools Database

AccurateRip ~ Accurate Digital Audio Extraction


AccurateRip™ furthers audio CD ripping by verifying ripped tracks against an Internet database, making sure they are error free.

Website

Software supported: