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

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:



    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


    • /usr/bin/mp3cd
    • /usr/share/doc/mp3cd/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/mp3cd/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man1/mp3cd.1p.gz


    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).