The default tool for CD ripping under Gnome is Sound Juicer, found under Applications → Sound & Video →
Audio CD Extractor. But this tool had severe problems recognizing my custom configuration for LAME encoding (I
2 but the tool ignored it) also you had to restart it for every configuration
change which means you have to re-enter all CD information.
So I tried abcde.
After installing the package abcde and some other utilities (
etc.), I copied the file
~/.abcde.conf and modified it according to Andrew Strong's examples
and my own preference.
Now ripping a CD is as simple as typing
abcde at the prompt.