Superdrive caddy/enclosure & MP3 ripping

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  1. jon08 macrumors 65816

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    I was just wondering if I placed my CD/DVD unit into an external caddy/enclosure that is connected to MBP via USB cable, would I be able to rip MP3s from CDs normally, i.e. as though the superdrive was inside my MBP?

    Or are there any limitations I should be aware of?

    I've got a bunch of original albums but would like to rip them for listening in iTunes.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    It will work too, as the audio CD will be still visible to iTunes, thus it suffices to be ripped and transcoded.
     
  3. jon08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So I can rip it with any software, not necessarily iTunes?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, as it doesn't matter, if the optical disk drive (ODD) is internal or external, as long as it is registered by the Operating System (OS), it will be recognised by whatever application you use to rip and transcode audio CDs. Just make sure on the software's homepage, that that application does that, as you may have your eyes on an application, that might have a problem with that, though that is unlikely.
     
  5. jon08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I plan to use XLD (X Lossless Decoder) to rip the CDs...
     
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