Introduction to CDParanoia

The CDParanoia package contains a CD audio extraction tool. This is useful for extracting .wav files from audio CDs. A CDDA capable CDROM drive is needed. Practically all drives supported by Linux can be used.

Package Information

User Notes:

Installation of CDParanoia

Install CDParanoia by running the following commands:

sed -i '/default:/a break;' interface/utils.h &&
./configure --prefix=/usr &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
chmod -v 755 /usr/lib/libcdda_*.so.0.9.8

Command Explanations

sed -i '/default:/a break;' interface/utils.h: This command enables the code to be compiled with a recent version of gcc.

Configuring CDParanoia

Configuration Information

As with most libraries, there is no configuration to do, save that the library directory, i.e., /opt/lib or /usr/local/lib should appear in /etc/ so that ldd can find the shared libraries. After checking that this is the case, /sbin/ldconfig should be run while logged in as root.


Installed Program: cdparanoia
Installed Libraries: libcdda_interface.{so,a} and libcdda_paranoia.{so,a}
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions


is used for 'ripping' an audio-cd. Ripping is the process of digitally extracting music from an audio-cd.


contains functions used by cdparanoia, as well as other packages, which can automatically identify if a CD device is CDDA compatible.


contains functions used by cdparanoia, as well as other packages, which provide data verification, synchronization, error handling and scratch reconstruction capability.

Last updated on 2007-04-04 14:42:53 -0500