GTK+ frontend for Audio CD ripping and encoding as MP3, Ogg Vorbis and FLAC
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Graphical frontend for Audio CD ripping and encoding.


  • Easy to use graphical user interface to rip and encode music from compact disc tracks at once
  • Support for several formats : WAV, MP3, Ogg Vorbis and FLAC encoding
  • Uses CDDB to get information from Internet (album and tracks)
  • Finds all connected cdrom drives automatically
  • Compilation and installation from source is so easy ;) Build Status
  • Experimental support for MusicBrainz metadata and downloading covers from Amazon

Binary packages for Linux

Binary packages are often outdated. You should definitely build from source. Don't worry, it's very easy ! The provided script easy-make is here help you. Just run ./ in a terminal and follow the instructions.

We are looking for packagers.

You can download old debian packages at

  • They are compatible with Ubuntu 10.04 and above.
  • They are compatible with Linux Mint 9 and above.
  • They should also work on Debian 6 and above.

Quick start guide for Ubuntu ≥ 10.04

  • Clone the git repository or download the source tarball.
  • Go into the IronGrip source directory and run ./ in a terminal
  • Follow the instructions:
  USAGE: ./ <clean|build|package|setup|rundeps>
	setup  : install required deb packages for building
	build  : configure and compile this project
	package: create a Debian package for this project
	clean  : remove the files created by the 'build' action
	rundeps: install recommended deb packages for running

News, help, bugs, suggestions and feedback

This project is still young, it needs your feedback ;)


To make it short, any Linux distribution released after 2007 should be compatible.

Installing requirements in Ubuntu and Debian

To install Cdparanoia, Lame and flac from a terminal, type the following commands:

  • sudo apt-get install cdparanoia
  • sudo apt-get install lame
  • sudo apt-get install flac
  • sudo apt-get install vorbis-tools

Build dependencies

First of all, you will need the 'GNU toolchain' to build the project (gcc, make, autotools...). To compile the sources, you may also need the -dev or -devel version of GTK+.

On Ubuntu, you can just run the following commands to install all requirements:

  • sudo apt-get install dh-make
  • sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev
  • sudo apt-get install intltool

On Fedora, you may have to install gtk+2-devel:

  • yum install gtk+2-devel


First, you should install all the build dependencies. Then, from the top directory, run: ./ build

If you get errors, it's probably a missing GNU tool or dependency. You can run the compiled program from the 'src' subdirectory.

Supported systems

The following distributions are expected to work with IronGrip:

  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and above (32bit and 64bit)
  • Any Ubuntu derivative of version 8.04 and above (e.g. Linux Mint 5 and up)
  • Fedora 10 and above
  • All Linux distributions with the above requirements (not tested yet)

Test systems

The following distributions are used for developing IronGrip:

  • Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS
  • Fedora 10
  • Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS (32 bit and 64 bit), used also for creating packages.
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / Linux Mint 13 LTS
  • Ubuntu 13.10 / Linux Mint 16



IronGrip is a stripped-down (and experimental) fork of the Asunder project. The Asunder program is a graphical Audio CD ripper and encoder for Linux. Asunder's project homepage : . I would like to thank the authors and contributors of the Asunder project for sharing their work under GPL. If you're looking for a stable audio CD ripper and encoder with lots of encoding formats, then you should use Asunder instead of IronGrip. Asunder's packages are available for several linux distributions.


  • Matt Thirtytwo
  • Andrew Smith (Asunder)
  • Eric Lathrop (Asunder)
  • And the contributors of the Asunder project.



The source code of this project is distributed under the GNU General Public Licence version 2. See file 'COPYING'

The source code of libcddb is distributed under the GNU Library General Public Licence version 2. See file 'libcddb/COPYING'