Must I actually rip all my CDs before I can access them via Match?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by kiwichap, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2013
    I have yet to rip my CD collection, ie copy them all to a hard-drive.

    Do I have to rip them in order to then tell Match I possess them? Or can I inform Match I have them, eg via a barcode reader, or even merely insert in the CD-drive without having to read the whole disc, which seems to be an un-neccesary requirement.

    It is a lot of work that I would like to avoid!

    In hope, dear thread

    (probably a forlorn hope? )
  2. macrumors 603


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
  3. macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Do what I did originally. I kept a stack of CDs next to the computer and ripped them as I was doing other stuff on the computer.

    I grabbed a few artists specifically to do first, then I went in order.

    Also, when you don't have time to rip, you could let iTunes Match process what has been ripped already so it's available for other devices.

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