How long would it take you to rip your whole Cd Collection?

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  1. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    Well I got my iBook back from its third mobo repair on thursday and I realized that in my haste of reinstalling OSX I formatted my iTunes library completely and it was time for AAC anyway. Well for all of yesterday and since I woke up this mornign I have been ripping cds to AAC 160. Its been many hours and i'm about halfway there with 1100 songs. So I wondered how long would it take you to rip all of your CDS?



    Also this isn't worth a new thread but apple is considering sending me a new iBook because my machine has had 3 mobo repairs. I Had problems with my battery and called to see when it would be here, well they said my machine was red flagged and they are considering a repclaemnt and for me to check back tomorrow. part of me says I like the style of my ibook 800 but the other part says that I like the faster cd burner, 100 mhz and bigger hard drive if they send me a new machine.
     
  2. tazo macrumors 68040

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    about 10 minutes. I only own one cd I would even consider ripping to my comp. I am a strong supporter of not paying 20 dollars for a cd.
     
  3. Kwyjibo thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Most of my cds ranged from 7-12 because I like to get music before its big/ or when its new and theres a sale.
     
  4. tazo macrumors 68040

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    The last time I was *thinking* about buying a new cd, it was like 20 dollars or so.
     
  5. senseibiz macrumors regular

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    It took me about 50 hrs to rip my whole Cd collection at 128 AAC. I got about 240 CD's.
     
  6. Kwyjibo thread starter macrumors 68040

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    wow, thats pretty steep.


    another question, are there any plugins for iTunes that allow DJ functionalit, i know it can crossfade but I mean accelerating songs, altering pitch and other effects like that.
     
  7. springscansing macrumors 6502a

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    Duff-man says.....I shudder to even think at how long it would take to rip my nearly 2000 cd's.......oh yeah!
     
  9. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    It took me all weekend to rip the ones I like, it would take me about 6 days to rip the rest, I have 2 packing cases of CD's in the loft that haven't seen the light of day in years, I worked as an engineer/producer for years, and was on the promo lists for many record companies.

    It's amazing how many really crap CDs get released.
     
  10. alset macrumors 65816

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    Longer than I like to think about. I have been ripping off and on for months, and I have made it through about a quarter of what I'd like to have on disk.

    Dan
     
  11. Foxer macrumors 65816

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    It took me about three weeks, at the rate of a couple dozen or so a day. About 750 CD's, 100 CD singles. Eventually culled down to 4479 songs on iTunes. Did them all at 192 MP3.
     
  12. saabmp3 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm up there with duff man. I guess total (our music is on a shared drive) we have around 20,000 to 30,000 songs +. That's just WAY too many CD's to thing about.

    BEN

    PS. Most of them are hardcopy CD's around here, I say most.
     
  13. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Well with 2 internal CD drives I can feed my computer discs non stop while I work on other things. I did this a while back. It spits one out while it goes to work on the one in the other drive. I can rip an entire disc in under a minute so with 700 discs plus it would take just under 12 hours. Fortunately I am not interested in reripping as none of my hardware supports MP4s just MP3s also I don't really want all my CDs on my computer. By the way I would say I paid at most an average of $7 a disc for all of them. I lot of them are used and I played the club game for a few years. Also we have a great local music store that runs big sales and I don't buy unless it's on sale.
     
  14. acj macrumors 6502

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    What, are you on a PC or something?:D
     
  15. acj macrumors 6502

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    What, are you on a PC or something?:D
     
  16. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

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    Id also like to know how you are ripping a cd in 1 minutes time. Maybe 1 song per minute, not 1 cd, I just don't think that's possible, unless the bitrate you rip to is 24k?? :)
     
  17. maradong macrumors 65816

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    hm i m ripping my mp3 s at 192 in musicmatch for windows .. at a speed of little under 20.... that would make some 4 minutes per cd, if the cd got 80 minutes...
    i don t earn a cd with that much listening time on it.. avarage is about 40 - 50 minutes. that makes 2 to 3 minutes per cd.
     
  18. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    I have a Dual/GHz/DDR PowerMac and a 40x drive also I rip to 320Kb/s which speeds things up also (ripping at smaller bit rates does not increase your speed just the opposite). In any case I average between 30-40x ripping and most of my discs take 1-2 minutes at the most.
     
  19. Heart Break Kid macrumors 6502a

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    17" Aluminum PB + 1 GIG ram - $3800
    500 CDS - $1000
    Converting 500 CD's + 4 DVD's full of MP3's - priceless

    actually it took me about 2 weeks on and off ripping everything into aac format. I converted both mp3s and cds to 128 bit
     
  20. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Are you actually happy with 128bit? I find it sounds like your listening through a short card board tube. The base is nearly totally gone.
     
  21. deryk macrumors regular

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    I have over 2000 CDs and I have about five of them in iTunes. I'd love to get my whole collection transferred, but I balk at the time it would take.
     
  22. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Just do it whenever you are on the computer. That's what I did. I just ran iTunes in the background with the settings set so it would rip when a disk was put in and eject when it was done. So whenever I was using the computer I just kept popping in discs while I posted here or whatever I was doing.
     
  23. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Well, it's taken me about a month (since iTunes 4 was released) to get around to all of them. Plugging away at 20 or so a day sure was slow.
     
  24. job macrumors 68040

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    I've chosen to stay with .mp3 and as a result, I don't have to re-rip any of my CDs.

    And tazo I picked up the new deftones and staind album for a total of $20 from best buy. That's including tax, so I don't really see where your statement of "one CD for $20" comes from.
     
  25. gotohamish macrumors 65816

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    I've ripped about 2/3 of my collection, and it comes in just shy of 4000 tracks.

    95% are in mp3 but from now on I'm going AAC.

    I've been putting off encoding my vinyl collection for a while - but I miss them.

    What I don't miss though, is having to move to change tracks.

    Bless iTunes and a bluetooth phone remote!:D
     

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