How to Rip a CD to MP3 on Linux Ubuntu

Written by tara cantore
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Ubuntu Linux is a free desktop operating system that comes equipped with many different software programs. Ubuntu comes with Audio CD Extractor, a program that can be run once you have downloaded the Sound Juice plugin from the official Ubuntu software repository. Once ripped, the CD will exist in a configured directory on your hard disc in the MPEG Layer-3 file format.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Log in to Ubuntu Linux.

  2. 2

    Click "Applications," then "Ubuntu Software Center."

  3. 3

    Type "Sound Juicer" to search for the Sound Juicer program.

  4. 4

    Click "Applications," then "Sound & Video," then "Audio CD Extractor."

  5. 5

    Click "Edit," then "Preferences" in the Sound Juicer window that opens automatically with the program.

  6. 6

    Click "Output Format" at the bottom of the screen and choose "CD Quality, MP3."

  7. 7

    Click "Folder" to choose a folder to save the file to.

  8. 8

    Click "Close" to close the window. Your preferences are saved.

  9. 9

    Insert your Audio CD into your computer's CD drive.

  10. 10

    Click "Extract" in the application. The disc will be automatically extracted to the specified location.

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