Friday, November 27, 2009

Quick and Easy CD-ripping

Ripping a CD to add to my music collection using the command-line application abcde.

To install abcde, use sudo apt-get abcde

To rip a CD, insert the CD and use the terminal. This will rip the CD to FLAC (lossless) format, and eject the CD when complete:

cd Music
abcde -x -o flac

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Linux converter for Microsoft .lit files

.lit is a proprietary format, and must be converted using the C-lit application, included in the 'epub-utils' package. It can then be read with the 'fbreader' e-book reader.

To install epub-utils and fbreader, use sudo apt-get epub-utils fbreader

To convert a book file, use lit2epub /path/to/book.lit

To read a converted book, open fbreader and point it to /path/to/book.epub