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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
SoundJuicer is the CD ripper of choice for Ubuntu, but it doesn't rip directly to MP3, nor does it give you the option to do so. To create that option...
In Sound Juicer, go to "Edit" --> "Preferences", then down by "Output Format" click on "Edit Profiles". Add a "New" profile with the following;