Msg#: 3508637 posted 10:22 am on Nov 19, 2007 (gmt 0)
I got tons of CDs and am finally thinking of getting them transfered to digital format - what's the 'best' format to use for sound quality, support by most devices, etc. - is there a better/more efficient way to accomplish transfer then using CD/DVD player on my computer and software then came with it - and sw recommendations?
Msg#: 3508637 posted 4:23 am on Nov 20, 2007 (gmt 0)
you better think first about scale and make sure you keep the original source material when you are finished.
typical mp3 size is >1MB per minute. that's easily 60-80M per cd. if you are ripping at 10X speed, that's 6 or 7 minutes per plus handling and other overhead. that means if you are really cranking you can do 100 cd's in 10-12 hours and it will take maybe 8G of disk space. how many cd's do you have? it would take me every waking hour for a week or two and a new external drive! and that's not including analog source...