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Audex is an audio grabber tool for CD-ROM drives built with KDE Frameworks.

Note: There is an active branch "kf5" containing a Qt5/KF5 supported version 0.96.X.


  • Native encoder binary support for FLAC, LAME (MP3), Opus, Ogg Vorbis and FAAC (MP4/AAC)
  • Custom encoder binary support
  • CDDB and MusicBrainz support
  • Cover integration
  • Offset correction
  • Single file ripping with cue sheet writing


  • libkcddb
  • libcdio
  • libcdio-paranoia

Prerequisites (optional)

Native supported encoder binaries:

  • FLAC (flac files)
  • LAME (mp3 files)
  • Opus (opus files)
  • Ogg Vorbis (ogg files)
  • FAAC (mp4/aac files)

Beyond these you can define custom profiles for nearly any encoding binary support.

Build and install

cmake --build build/

For buildung and installation in one step:

(sudo) cmake --build build/ --target install

To uninstall either use classical way:

(sudo) make uninstall

Or remove all files listed in install_manifest.txt in your build/ directory manually:

(sudo) xargs rm < build/install_manifest.txt

Further information

These files make Audex libcdio/libcdio-paranoia dependent:

  • utils/cddacdio.h
  • utils/cddacdio.cpp


  • Cover auto search
  • Replay Gain
  • Add device selector widget
  • Accurate ripping with auto detecting offset correction
  • CD-Text
  • Check for bugs in KF6 porting effort