command line program designed to "rip" digital audio CD's to wav
files, which then can be converted to mp3
or Ogg Vorbis
formats via an encoder such as bladeenc
. The "paranoia" angle relates to the extremely thorough error checking used by the program.
I have ripped extremely scratched, unplayable CD's using cdparanoia; the program is quite amazing. A heavily damaged CD can take a while, however. Since Copy Protected CD
's typically mimic a damaged CD, cdparanoia can rip these without difficulty.