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goobox is an easy-to-use graphical CD player and ripper for GNOME 2 desktop environment. It can play CDs, rip them (i.e. save them to files) and display album cover images for them.

It uses the GStreamer framework to rip and play the CD and musicbrainz to index the CD.


Application Options:


Eject the CD


Hide/Show the main window.


Play the next track.


Play the CD on startup.




Play the previous track.


Quit the application.


Stop playing


Volume down


Volume up

-d --device=DEVICE_PATH

CD device to be used.


X display to use.

-v --version

Show version of program.

Help Options:

-h --help

Show help options.


Show all help options.


Show GStreamer options.


Show GTK+ options.


Show session management options.

GStreamer Options:

Show the GStreamer version.


Make all warnings fatal.


Show available debug categories and exit.


Default debug level from 1 (only error) to 5 (anything) or 0 for no output.


Comma-separated list of category_name:level pairs to set specific levels for the individual categories. Example: GST_AUTOPLUG:5,GST_ELEMENT_*:3.


Disable colored debugging output.


Disable debugging.


Enable verbose plugin loading diagnostics.


Colon-separated paths containing plugins.


Comma-separated list of plugins to preload in addition to the list stored in environment variable GST_PLUGIN_PATH.


Disable trapping of segmentation faults during plugin loading.


Disable updating the registry.


Disable the use of fork() while scanning the registry.

GTK+ Options:

Program class as used by the window manager.


Program name as used by the window manager.


X screen to use.


Make X calls synchronous.


Load additional GTK+ modules.


Make all warnings fatal.

Session management Options:

Specify session management ID.


Specify file containing saved configuration.


Disable connection to session manager.

see also

gnome-cd, sound-juicer, grip


This manual page was written by Dan Korostelev dan[:at:]ats.energo[:dot:]ru for the Debian system (but may be used by others). It was later updated by Helge Kreutzmann debian[:at:]helgefjell[:dot:]de. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.

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