Reviving KAudioCreator

Boudhayan Gupta bgupta at
Fri Dec 22 09:59:55 GMT 2017

Hi Kevin,

I did a little work on KCompactDisc about two years ago (and also
looked at KAudioCreator), and then realised it hadn't been working for
a long time. I never got around to finishing it, but I think someone
else got it partially working in the meantime.

IIRC the problems I ran into were:

1) KAudioCreator seemed to use KCompactDisc to enumerate audio CDs but
that didn't work. Audio CD enumeration seems to have been removed from
Solid in KF5.
2) Phonon's Audio CD reading/ripping interfaces do work (at least with
the VLC backend), but are undocumented.

I don't know if it still exists but I had a branch of KCompactDisc
somewhere that was based off libcdio, and would expose each track as a
QIODevice with a RIFF header generated on-the-fly (so that you can
just use the standard Qt interfaces to copy each track as a WAV file
somewhere)). If you want to use it I'll try to look it up.

I'd volunteer to help - I love to work with oldish technology - but I
no longer have a CD drive.

Boudhayan Gupta
KDE e.V. - Community Working Group
+49 151 71032970

On 22 December 2017 at 09:30, Kevin Ottens <ervin at> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I happen to be one of those poor souls who still rip CDs from time to time.
> I'm using Dolphin for that right now, but I miss the convenience of using
> KAudioCreator a while back.
> It looks like it's not released at all anymore. After a quick glance at the
> repository, it seems to be in a somewhat good shape (at least it builds and
> starts, I didn't push further yet).
> Then, I'd like to revive it and have it part of KDE Applications. Anyone with
> an objection about that? If none, how do we proceed?
> I see a couple of things which need to be improved a bit so I'll try to work
> on those in the meantime.
> Regards.
> --
> Kévin Ottens,
> KDAB - proud supporter of KDE,

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