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By default Banshee rips CDs in Ogg Vorbis format. I prefer to rip my CDs in FLAC format. I can't find a setting anywhere to make Banshee rip to FLAC.

Is this possible? How do I do it?

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In Banshee's Edit->Preferences select the "Source Specific" tab, and then select "Audio CDs" under "Source". Under "Input Format" you should be able to select "Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC)".

Note: you will need the libflac8install libflac8 package installed, but this should be installed by default on Ubuntu as part of the GStreamer "good" plugins (gstreamer0.10-plugins-goodinstall gstreamer0.10-plugins-good ).

FLAC setting settings screenshot

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I have no idea how I failed to find that! :P – dv3500ea Nov 13 '10 at 14:44
Mine was actually on FLAC already and I don't remember changing it... – 8128 Nov 13 '10 at 14:45
I missed it too, the Banshee documentation needs updating. – Sabacon Nov 13 '10 at 17:40

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