In case you're a music lover and collector, you may know the pain of ripping your music collection to audio files. In the meantime, I found a ripping software, that supports most, if not all, features I want from a CD ripper: - supports ripping to flac and a lot of other formats - supports Musicbrainz to get metadata - supports accuraterip to ensure the rip is exact and accurate
The software I'm talking about is whipper, but I want to automate some of the tasks required to create a rip of my disc - and for this I want to create a web-interface and maybe an API with a couple of features: - show the search results from the musicbrainz database, so you can easily pick the right release you have - support adding new releases or discs to musicbrainz, this is what I'm doing a lot while ripping CDs - support to scan the barcode on the disc for lookup, and allow to support other databases if musicbrainz does not know the CD - while storage on network shares is easy - support for arbitrary commands to import the data into your colleciton, like beets.
So in the end, I want my wife to be able to do accurate CD rips with correct metadata attached to the files, by just pulling out her smartphone and using a web-application.
I plan to do this using Flask, as I already have some beginner level experience with it. Udev can tell me, when a new disc is inserted, so this should be a good starting point.
This project is one of its kind!