In this day and age I want to have my music collection available on my computer. Lugging around all my CDs is unpractical and storage is relatively cheap. So I've used FLAC to convert them all to high-quality music files.
The make-flac python script is what I use to help me with that. Generally I rip the CD to disk using cdparanoia. Meanwhile I compile a text file containing the name of the album, the artist and the names of the tracks. That file is used by the make-flac script to call the flac program to do the actual conversion. On machines with multiple cores, it runs the conversions in parallel.
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