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Name

cdparanoia

Synopsis

                  cdparanoia [options] span [outfile]

Like cdda2wav, cdparanoia records Compact Disc audio files as WAV, AIFF, AIFF-C, or raw format files. It uses additional data-verification and sound-improvement algorithms to make the process more reliable, and is used by a number of graphical recording programs as a backend.

Options

-v, --verbose

Verbose mode.

-q, --quiet

Quiet mode.

-e, --stderr-progress

Send all progress messages to stderr instead of stdout; used by wrapper scripts.

-V, --version

Print version information and quit.

-Q, --query

Display CD-ROM table of contents and quit.

-s, --search-for-drive

Search for a drive, even if /dev/cdrom exists.

-h, --help

Display options and syntax.

-p, --output-raw

Output headerless raw data.

-r, --output-raw-little-endian

Output raw data in little-endian byte order.

-R, --output-raw-big-endian

Output raw data in big-endian byte order.

-w, --output-wav

Output in WAV format. This is the default.

-f, --output-aiff

Output in AIFF format.

-a, --output-aifc

Output in AIFF-C format.

-c, --force-cdrom-little-endian

Force cdparanoia to treat the drive as a little-endian device.

-C, --force-cdrom-big-endian

Force cdparanoia to treat the drive as a big-endian device.

-d, --force-cdrom-device devicename

Specify a device name to use instead of the first readable CD-ROM available.

-S, --force-read-speed n

Set the read speed to n on drives that support it. This is useful if you have a slow drive or are low on memory.

-Z, --disable-paranoia ...

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