mp3roaster(1) A Perl hack for burning audio CDs out of MP3/OGG/FLAC/WAVs


mp3roaster [OPTION]... "MP3/OGG/FLAC/WAV files"


mp3roaster A Perl hack for burning audio CDs out of MP3, OGG VORBIS and FLAC files. The main highlights of this application are an easy to use command line syntax and automatic volume leveling support for best audio CD quality.


MP3Roaster should run on all Unix like operating systems which have Perl and wodim installed. It has been developed on Debian GNU/Linux.


All options have been imported, now we should add specific descriptions for each option.
-D, --dev
CDR device to use
-s, --speed
Burn speed
-d, --dummy
Burn with laser off
-a, --dao
Burn in disk-at-once (DAO) mode for gapless recording
-b, --burnfree
Turn on Buffer Underrun Free writing
-t, --temp
Temporary directory
-m, --mp3dec
MP3 decoder to use
-l, --lowercase
Convert filenames to lowercase
-S, --spaces
Replace spaces with underscores
-B, --brackets
Replace brackets with underscores
-q, --quotes
Replace quotes with underscores
-Q, --questions
Replace questionmarks with underscores
-n, --normalize
Normalize WAV files before burning
-N, --no-normalize
Don't normalize WAV files, even if --normalize is specified (either as a command line argument or in the configuratino file)
-y, --no-confirm
Don't prompt for confirmation.
-w, --wodim-opts
Specify options to pass to Wodim for CD recording
-v, --verbose
Enable verbose output
-h, --help
Show the help screen
-V, --version
Show version and infos


mp3roaster returns 0 on success, 1 on error.


This has to be written yet.


Once correctly configured MP3Roaster is very easy to use, just launch it from the command line with a bunch of compressed audio files, here is a short example:

    % mp3roaster "Root Dance.mp3" Free\ Software.flac bar.ogg Decoded.wav

This will burn Root\ Dance.mp3, Free\ Software.flac bar.ogg and Decoded.wav on your audio CD preserving the song order as specified on the command line.

Here is another example showing the usage of command line options like the dummy option:

    % mp3roaster -d "Root Dance.mp3" Free\ Software.flac bar.ogg Decoded.wav
    This will do the same job as above but with the laser of your
    CD writer turned off, so no data will be really written.

You see MP3Roaster is really easy to use, this was one of my main goals while I've written the code: Keep it simple ;)


MP3Roaster can be configured through a system wide and a personal configuration file. When you run MP3Roaster it will first check for your personal configuration file in your home directory, if no one is found it will fall-back to the system wide configuration files placed in /etc.

By default MP3Roaster installs the configuration files in /etc/mp3roaster, but there are other possible file locations for the configuration file:

    . System wide configuration in /etc
        . /etc/mp3roaster/mp3roasterrc      (DEFAULT)
        . /etc/mp3roasterrc
    . Personal configuration in your home
        . ~/.mp3roaster/mp3roasterrc
        . ~/.mp3roasterrc

So if you want to have personal MP3Roaster configuration file just copy the system wide configuration file to your home directory and edit it.


None actually.


There may be some minor troubles regarding file names, feel free to report any bugs you may encounter (In fact you shouldn't).


There are currrently no special notes.


Ivo Marino <[email protected]>
Lorenzo Taylor <[email protected]>


Take a look at the ChangeLog for now.