A screenshot of Jack working (with comments)
(This shows the old 1.3.x version of Jack, 2.x.x look a bit different but nothing major)
Note that the xterm is automatically resized to fit all the tracks of the CD if you have xtermset installed (and enabled).
Jack is a console tool, somewhat in the great tradition of command-line oriented software. When using XTerm and xtermset the xterm's size is automagically changed to match the number of tracks.
This is the meaning of the marked elements:
- 1: the options line: list general options like MP3 bitrate, the WAV read-ahead,...
- 2: the DAE speed: how much faster than real-time the audio data has been extracted
- 3: the DAE status: actually, this is the output of cdparanoia, check cdparanoia -h for details on the used characters, e.g. a "+" means "Unreported loss of streaming/other error in read".
- 4: the encoder status: while encoding, the percentage along with the ETA is displayed, afterwards the speed-factor is given, how much faster (or, like in the exaple, slower) than real-time the encoding was
- 5: DAE in progress: the greater-sign indicates how far the extraction of this track has come, again, this is cdparanoia output.
- 6: the status line: how much disc-space is left, how many WAVs are waiting to be encoded, how many subprocesses are idle, and, finally, the error status.
I made another screenshot of the more current version 2.2.0, using curses.
You will be able to understand it if you read above descriptions.
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© Arne Zellentin,
(changed: Wednesday, 06-Feb-2002 23:57:29 CET)