Asunder (software)


Asunder is a free and open-source graphical (GTK 2)[2] audio CD ripper program for Unix-like systems. It doesn't have dependencies to the GNOME libraries (GStreamer and dconf) or libraries of other desktop environments.[3] It functions as a front-end for cdparanoia.[2]

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Asunder 2.9.5 (2019-10) (running on GNOME with default GTK theme)
Original author(s)Andrew Smith
Stable release
2.9.7[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 12 October 2020; 20 months ago (12 October 2020)
Written inC (GTK2)[2]
Operating systemLinux, BSDs
TypeCD ripper
LicenseGNU GPL v2

Its first version was released in January 2005.[4] Asunder is free software released under the GNU General Public License version 2.[5]


  • Saves audio tracks as WAV, MP3, Vorbis, FLAC, Opus, WavPack, Musepack, AAC, or Monkey's Audio files
  • Uses CDDB protocol to name and tag each track ( is the changeable default source)
  • Creates M3U playlists
  • Encodes to multiple formats in one session
  • Simultaneously rips and encodes
  • Can encode to multiple formats in one session
  • Allows for each track to be tagged by a different artist
  • Does not require a specific desktop environment (just GTK)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "ChangeLog". Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Debian -- Details of package asunder in bullseye". Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Project homepage". Retrieved 29 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Asunder: Downloads". Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  5. ^ "COPYING file on project homepage".

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