mp3cd - Burns normalized audio CDs from lists of MP3s/WAVs/Oggs/FLACs

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name mp3cd
Package version 1.27.0
Package release 2
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 74 B
Download size 19.62 KB
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This script burns a playlist (.m3u, XMLPlaylist or command line list) of
MP3s, Oggs, and/or WAVs to an audio CD. The ".m3u" format is really
nothing more than a list of fully qualified filenames. The script
handles making the WAVs sane by resampling if needed, and normalizing the
volume across all tracks. Reading tags and writing CD-TEXT is supported.
If a failure happens, earlier stages can be skipped with the '-s' flag.
The file "tool-output.txt" in the temp directory can be examined to see
what went wrong during the stage. Some things are time-consuming (like
writing the WAVs from MP3s) and if the CD burn failed, it's much nicer
not to have to start over from scratch. When doing this, you will not
need the m3u file any more, since the files have already been built.
See the list of stages using '-h'.
This script implements the suggested methods outlined in the Linux MP3
CD Burning mini-HOWTO:


Package Version Architecture Repository
mp3cd_1.27.0-2_all.deb 1.27.0 all Ubuntu Universe
mp3cd - - -


Name Value
cdrdao -
gstreamer-tools -
libconfig-simple-perl -
libsox-fmt-mp3 -
normalize-audio -
perl -
sox >= 14.1.0-1


Type URL
Binary Package mp3cd_1.27.0-2_all.deb
Source Package mp3cd

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install mp3cd deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install mp3cd




2011-11-23 - Kees Cook <>
mp3cd (1.27.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control, debian/patches/fix-readme-url.patch: correct the
HOWTO URL, thanks to Geoff Simmons (Closes: 618370).
* debian/control: update standards version, no changes needed.
2011-01-18 - Kees Cook <>
mp3cd (1.27.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
- debian/patches/fix-manpage-typo.patch: dropped, fixed upstream.
* debian/control:
- update standards, no changes needed.
- add mplayer to Recommends for unknown file types.
* debian/watch: attempt to handle trailing/missing "0" micro version.
2010-06-20 - Kees Cook <>
mp3cd (1.26.1-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Switched to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format and dh7.
* debian/copyright: clean up lintian warnings.
* debian/patches/fix-manpage-typo.patch: fix small spelling error.
2009-10-29 - Kees Cook <>
mp3cd (1.26.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: drop unused mpg321, and add sox mp3 support since
it was split from the main sox package, thanks to Paul Slootman
(Closes: 541263).
2009-09-02 - Kees Cook <>
mp3cd (1.26.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Update watch file to not use /e modifier, thanks to Adam D. Barratt
(Closes: 544788).
2009-06-19 - Kees Cook <>
mp3cd (1.26.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* debian/watch: actually use uupdate for real.
2009-06-14 - Kees Cook <>
mp3cd (1.26.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* debian/control:
- add GStreamer depends and recommends (for tag reading).
- update description to include mention of CD-TEXT support.
- bump standards version (no changes needed).
- add misc:Depends to make lintian happy.
* debian/copyright: clarify GPL version and update years.
* debian/watch: automatically run uupdate.
2008-10-05 - Kees Cook <>
mp3cd (1.25.5-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.  Fixes incompatibility with sox 14.1.0
(Closes: #500964).
* debian/control: update standards version, add homepage.
2007-06-16 - Kees Cook <>
mp3cd (1.25.4-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: drop "normalized" package Depend, clean up description.
* debian/copyright: add license notice for packaging.
* debian/watch: created.
2007-03-22 - Kees Cook <>
mp3cd (1.25.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (Closes: #415753).

See Also

Package Description
mp3check_0.8.3-2_amd64.deb tool to check mp3 files for consistency
mp3gain_1.5.2-r2-2_amd64.deb Lossless mp3 normalizer with statistical analysis
mp3info-gtk_0.8.5a-1_amd64.deb MP3 info viewer and ID3 1.x tag editor -- GTK+ version
mp3info_0.8.5a-1_amd64.deb An MP3 technical info viewer and ID3 1.x tag editor
mp3rename_0.6-9_amd64.deb Rename mp3 files based on id3tags
mp3report_1.0.2-3_all.deb Script to create an HTML report of MP3 files in a directory
mp3roaster_0.3.0-5_all.deb Perl hack for burning audio CDs out of MP3/OGG/FLAC/WAV files
mp3splt-gtk_0.7.1-0ubuntu3_amd64.deb GTK interface to split MP3 and Ogg Vorbis files without reencoding
mp3splt_2.4.1-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb command line interface to split MP3 and Ogg Vorbis files without reencoding
mp3val_0.1.8-1_amd64.deb program for MPEG audio stream validation
mp3wrap_0.5-3_amd64.deb Utility for MP3 wrapping (rolling multiple MP3s into one)
mp4h_1.3.1-6_amd64.deb Macro processor for HTML documents
mp4v2-utils_1.9.1+svn479~dfsg0-3_amd64.deb library to read, create, and modify mp4 files (frontends)
mp_3.7.1-11_amd64.deb pretty-printer for email messages and other text files
mpack_1.6-7_amd64.deb tools for encoding/decoding MIME messages