Introduction to CDParanoia

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

Package information

Installation of CDParanoia

Install CDParanoia by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&
make &&
make install

Configuring CDParanoia

Configuration Information

CDParanoia needs little configuration; information can be found from the man page.

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.


The CDParanoia package contains cdparanoia and the libcdda libraries.



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

libcdda library

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