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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
The need for ripping files from CDs is fast become old hat -- that is, unless you have a collection of plastic discs you want to pare onto your smartphone or portable music player. In that case, you will find Asunder to be an indispensable tool.
Asunder is a graphical audio CD ripper and encoder for Linux. One of its best features is the ability to save tracks from an audio CD in a variety of file formats. For example, you can choose WAV, MP3, OGG, FLAC, WavPack, Musepack, AAC, and Monkey's Audio files. That gives you a good chance of matching whatever format your mobile device of choice uses.