Copying Cd's?

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  1. mim macrumors 6502

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    This could be a really dumb question...

    I've got a load of audio cd's I want to copy (don't want to drag the originals o/s with me...), but I don't really want to shell out the $100+ for Toast. Is there a nice easy and cheap way to dupe my cd's?

    I know I could use disk utilitiy....but trying to explain the process to my gf would be a bit of a challenge.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. whocares macrumors 65816

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    How 'bout just ripping them to aac in iTunes? No more dragging CDs - period!

    If you must have CDs, there is a "user friendly", albeit tedious way of copying the CDs:
    1. Import into iTunes in AIFF format
    2. Burn CD with iTunes
    3. Delete songs

    A bit far fetched, but only requires a few clicks...
     
  3. mim thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The only problem with the AAC's is that I'd have to drag the whole mac with me too :)

    After googling a bit more I think ripping aiff's is pretty much the easiest way too.
     
  4. whocares macrumors 65816

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    Guess I didn't think of that :p
    You could also shell out for an iPod, but that would by far the most expensive solution :eek:

    I'm so used to hauling my iBook around. I even used to haul my CRT iMac around (though not in planes)...
     
  5. manitoubalck macrumors 6502a

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    1) Doesn't a burning program caome standard with mac's?

    2) if you have a G4 tower do yourself a facour and buy a second optical drive. In AUS we can pic up a 52x52x24 CD-RW for around $70AUD. (you'll get a burning program with that) then copy them on the fly.
     
  6. mim thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Heh...unfortunately I've got an iMac. There is a burning program too....disk utility (on 10.3 anyway). It's far from the easiest/quickest way to copy a cd though. I think 10.2 had disk copy which would have made a direct image of a cd (?) but unfortunatley I've gone directly from 9.2/10.1 to Panther.

    Oh...and BTW...I do have an old 10G ipod - but some things just won't fit. Maybe it's time to splurge on a sexy new 20G. :cool:
     
  7. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Well, you can always rip the CD's using iTunes, and then burn the playlists again....
    Maybe not most efficient, but easiest perhaps.
     
  8. caveman_uk Guest

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    1) Kind of but it doesn't allow direct copies (AFAIK)
    2) The burning program with the CDRW will most likely be a windows only one so won't help much...
     
  9. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    put the cd in, copy the AIFF files off the cd to desktop (for example), make a disc image with those AIFF files, burn them back on a CDR? will that not play?

    the other option is to rip to iTunes as AIFF and burn it back...
     

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