| 2:32 pm on Nov 19, 2007 (gmt 0)|
all of my cd's are digital.
i do have some verbatims that are made to look like 45 rpm vinyl...
| 3:32 am on Nov 20, 2007 (gmt 0)|
|all of my cd's are digital. |
well fine then :)
I know that SEs have references to a lot of info about transferring CDs to a computer, however I was just looking for first hand/recent info...
| 3:53 am on Nov 20, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Most media players can rip a CD to your hard drive.
| 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...
| 12:57 pm on Nov 20, 2007 (gmt 0)|
To some extent it depends on what the quality of the playback kit you intend to use will be. (Damn, that's and ugly sentence)
MP3 is a lossy format, but should be fine for playback through cheap PC speakers.
If you plan to listen though higher quality hifi, it might be better to use FLAC, which is a lossless format.
I use a piece of s/w called CDex for ripping, which I think was free but is doubtless out of date now. I'm sure there will be something better.
| 7:37 pm on Nov 26, 2007 (gmt 0)|
and double your storage.. if you want a backup!
| 3:36 pm on Nov 27, 2007 (gmt 0)|
MP3 has the most support, to play MP3 CD's in a standalone CD player it will have to be MP3 compatible