OK this is mostly a note for myself because I’ve come across this problem many times.
In Linux (Ubuntu) to rip music using Rhythmbox, a “GStreamer Pipeline” must be provided. I rip at 320 kb/s because I can, and the pipeline for that is
audio/x-raw-int,rate=44100,channels=2 ! lame name=enc vbr=0 bitrate=320 ! id3v2mux
It took me a long time to find that. Any way, more things will follow now that I’m no longer a student or having an awesome summer or moving. Hooray!