ova 1.3.0 review

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License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: Gene Pavlovsky
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ova is a convenient console frontend for ripping CDs and encoding MP3 and wave files to the Ogg Vorbis format.

It is also able to query the CDDB given a CD (or saved CD discid) or several MP3/Ogg Vorbis/wave files (very useful for downloaded albums).

Ogg Vorbis files can be tagged and renamed according to elaborate patterns.

Here are some key features of "ova":
CD ripping (front-end to cdparanoia)
MP3/wave -> Ogg Vorbis encoding (front-end to oggenc and mplayer for MP3s)
CDDB querying
given a CD (or saved CD discid)
given a bunch of MP3/Ogg Vorbis/wave files (very useful for downloaded albums)
identify albums/tracks interface
getting tracks' information (artist, album, titles etc.) from CDDB or
pathnames (using elaborate and customizable sed patterns)
tags (for MP3/Ogg Vorbis)
manual editing of tracks' information
in your favorite editor
saving the final information
tag&relocate tracks interface
tagging Ogg Vorbis files with the saved information
renaming and moving them according to elaborate and customizable shell function
associated files/subdirectories (lyrics, covers etc.) are moved automatically
vorbisgain (ReplayGain for Ogg Vorbis) support
splitting single-file albums to separate tracks
CDDB DTITLE database (requires local CDDB archive)
slow REGEXP search
creating of artist and album search indices
fast leading substring search for artist/album using search indices

What's New in This Release:
A new script, ova-hardlink, and a front-end to it for ova were added.
It makes hard links for a given albums or all albums.
This allows you to have several different paths to music files while using little additional disk space, and gives a very useful way to find albums in the music archive.

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