Reviving KAudioCreator

Boudhayan Gupta bgupta at
Fri Dec 22 10:12:41 GMT 2017

Hi Kevin,

The branch is here. It has no stable API or anything of that sort but
it seems to work, enumeration and ripping to WAV.

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

On 22 December 2017 at 10:59, Boudhayan Gupta <bgupta at> wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks,
> 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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