Welcome to dagrab homepage. Dagrab is a program for reading audio tracks from a cdrom drive into wav sound files. It should work with any cdrom drive,provided that digital audio extraction is supported from both the drive and its linux driver, but is only tested with IDE cdroms. If your cd is not IDE, you better try out other programs, like cdparanoia (all cd brands) or cdda2wav (SCSI and IDE only); they' re both free and available on the net; cdparanoia should be the best one, but I didn't try it out enough yet.

Dagrab is released under the GNU GPL software license.


System requirements:

  • Linux (don't know wich version is required; 1.2.x or 2.x should be fine)
  • i386 processor or compatible (i486, pentium, K6, ...). I never tested it on other hardware.
  • IDE cd-rom capable of digital audio extraction
  • Extracts digital audio from CD to wav files, with no analog processing.
  • CDDB support (only CDDBP, no HTTP) with optional track naming
  • Jitter correction (cdparanoia should be much better at it)
  • Can run a command on each track (useful for filtering, mp3 encoding and so on)
  • Can use CDDB information in both the track name and filter command.
  • Includes a script to automatically generate mp3 files from a cd using gogo and adds title, author (when available) and album title ID3 tags to them (requires MPEG::MP3Info to do that).
Related software
  • If you use WindowMaker as window manager, you may be interested in Frederik Schueler's Mp3Maker applet
  • The included mp3 encoding scripts may write ID3 tags (song name,album and artist) in your mp3's if you have MPEG::MP3Info perl module installed.
  • If you want to encode MP3 files, you may use gogo, I think the faster encoder for Linux on Intel platforms.