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I noticed when ripping and encoding my CD collection that GRIP crashed on certain CDs. Thinking this had to do with poor handling of CD scratches, I started setting CDs aside.

I should have known better. Having used it for years, I’d never seen this behavior before in GRIP.

It turns out that there is a buffer overflow that manifests itself when the genre of the music is set to something “nonstandard”, so, as a workaround, I have to check and sometimes set the genre on CDs to “Alternative” or another “standard” genre.

This isn’t really a problem solved, but more a problem identified and worked around. There is a patch in Ubuntu to fix this problem, but I guess it hasn’t made it into my version (Intrepid Ibex) yet.