Mp3 RIP with Clementine

Hi, I cannot rip a CD to mp3 with Clementine.

I read this topic but it’s closed now and could not ask for updates regarding mp3 encoding:

Should I install or configure something?

You need at least to give Clementine access to the raw CD-ROM drive by opening Terminal and executing:

flatpak override --user --device=all org.clementine_player.Clementine

This will make the drive to show up in the ripping dialogue. Can’t test out if it works further as i have no audio CD at hand, please report back if the above command is enough.

Thank you!
I will try next week-end when I’m in front of the laptop.

Could you kindly have a look on my other issue?
I need to know if the “hp-setup” command is still available or not:


I ran the command but nothing happened.
I still cannot see the CD contents neither for playback nor for ripping.

Screenshot from 2022-06-26 19-03-13|690x387 .

Thanks for letting me know. I try to grab some Audio CD and work out the steps necessary tomorrow.

Thank you for your help!
The laptop is quite old, it’s a Toshiba Portege R830.

cat /proc/scsi/scsi
Attached devices:
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: ATA Model: Hitachi HTS54755 Rev: A60B
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 05
Host: scsi2 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: MATSHITA Model: DVD-RAM UJ8A2ES Rev: 1.20
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 05

Finally, i got a Audio CD to try out :slight_smile:

As far as it seems you’re out of luck with Clementine, as it isn’t a permission issue as i previously thought, but instead a bug in Clementine itself, documented and discussed, but still unresolved here:

As an alternative for ripping Audio CDs to MP3 i recommend fre:ac which is also in the App Center and works out of the box:

Thank you for your investigation and reply :wink:
I will use this workaround :cd: